No-doodling Google adds oodles of search features

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No-doodling Google adds oodles of search features

In May the company announced AI advances. They are now being unveiled in its bid to up its e-commerce game

Paresh Dave

Google has unveiled upcoming search features that will put images rather than text at the heart of queries and potentially expand its role in e-commerce and its dominance in online video.

Google said in May that advances in artificial-intelligence software would begin to allow searchers to mix photos and text to find whatever they are after. During its live-streamed Search On conference on Wednesday, it said the promised features will arrive within months through its Google Lens search tool.

“With this new capability you can tap on the Lens icon when you’re looking at a picture of a shirt and ask Google to find you the same pattern, but on another article of clothing, like socks,” senior vice-president Prabhakar Raghavan said. “This helps when you’re looking for something that might be difficult to describe accurately with words alone.”..

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