Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Google Goggles Coming To Android Phone

Google Goggles

Google Goggles Coming To Android Phone

From CNBC's "Inside the Mind of Google" The greatest Search Engine revealed their plan that Google is working on Google Visual Search the application for mobile device that lets users take a picture of location from their Android-powered smartphone and trigger a Google search that pulls up information associated with the image.Pairing digital ads, possibly from Google’s AdMob acquisition, is a natural way to make money from visual mobile searches. Many people take pictures from their increasingly improving smartphone cameras daily, but imagine if those users could leverage the images as search tools instead of simply fun picture to look at.

"Imagine you're a tourist and you arrive at this place and you would like to know more about it, all you will have to do is take a shot of the [Santa Monica pier] sign and you see we recognized this as the Santa Monica pier," Hartmut Neven,Google Product Manager said.

Google calls this technology "Google Goggles" this technology allows users to take an image from their camera phone and uses visual recognition engines to recognize objects shown in the image, and return search results based upon that recognition.

"Imagine you are on travel in Paris and you visit a museum. If a picture catches your attention you can simply take a photo and send it to the VMS service. Within seconds you will receive an audio-visual narrative explaining the image to you. If you happen to be connected to a 3G network the response time would be below a second. After the museum visit you might step outside and see a coffeehouse."

reference to eWeek's


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