News hardware Google adds a revolutionary new feature to Chrome
Released in 2017 as a mobile app, Google Lens is finally coming to your Google Chrome browser. The search engine will embed a very powerful technology that will greatly facilitate your internet browsing.
Google Lens directly on Google Chrome: what does it change?
Originally developed as an app on iOS and natively on some Android phones, the Google Lens service finally arrives as a feature integrated into their web browser.
Google Lens is a technology created by Google whose main purpose is to process images to identify the main elements and to work on them in various ways to offer its user several functionalities.
A common use case for Google Lens is for image search. In a photo that you can take with your smartphone, the application will detect the main elements of the image to allow you to search for similar elements on other websites.
Google being a large database, you can also identify different elements, such as plants, animals, etc.
This service works through a complex neural network, based on artificial intelligence.
Even if the application dates from 2017, it was in 2019 that it experienced a major update, allowing it to integrate many features.
From now on, the service is available directly on your Google Chrome browser. To use Google Lens, it’s very simple: just right click on an element of your choice, select an area to capture, and Google Chrome will automatically open a small window on the right of your screen to show you similar searches.
A very simple little window that will greatly simplify your task when you are looking for a specific element on a web page.
What is Google Lens?
Google Lens is an iOS and Android application developed by Google which aims to find information from an image.
By taking a photo with your smartphone, Google’s large database will try to give you websites with similar information. Originally launched in 2017 exclusively on the Google Pixel, it was in 2018 that Android and iOS devices could finally use the Google service.
With this integration with Google Chrome, the American giant wants to democratize the technology, but above all to feed their databases even more.
Google is already planning other features that will be added in updatessuch as cooking recipe recognition that can use voice synthesis to guide you, or recognize and translate texts in foreign languages on the fly.