Google Lens knows more about what's in your photos than you do


Beginning with Google Home improvements, it can now schedule calendar appointments, and soon you'll also be able to add reminders as well. And what if Google finally builds a smart contact lens with a built-in camera, which it patented back in 2014?

On stage, Google's Scott Huffman also confirmed that the Assistant has been studying up on its linguistics, with the promise of French, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese support in time for summer and Italian, Spanish and Korean becoming available by the year's end for both Android and iOS users.

"We want Google Cloud to be the best cloud for machine learning", Pichai said. This is an announcement we have been expecting, so we are not too shocked at the fact Google Assistant is coming for iOS. Where you used to type things out on a keyboard, you might now just snap a photo. Google has also flipped the switch on Bluetooth for the Google Home meaning you can now stream musics from any Bluetooth source right to your Google Home speaker.

But Google Lens is a fair bit smarter than that.

Google Assistant, the centre of its AI efforts, is in a fierce battle with rivals such as Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft Cortana and Apple's Siri to be the top choice for use in smartphones as well as connected homes, cars and a range of other devices. "They're protecting battery life and freeing up memory".

Google, which gets most of its revenue from its dominant search engine, also released a host of new features for Google Home, a speaker released past year.

The Google Assistant, has no doubt, overtaken Siri and Cortana.

Android O will be able to detect commonly copy/pasted text such as names, phone numbers, addresses, etc. When Assistant gets integrated - as it will - into fridges and lamps and thermostats and toasters, it will be the same Assistant. With Android Wear 2.0 dropping recently for smartwatches, Google might take time to talk about the update and show off some features that might have been missed after the initial launch. It's a system for processing your data and delivering useful results that doesn't actually rely on any device. Scott Huffman, VP of Engineering for Google Assistant, reiterated the company's desire for Assistant to be "A conversation with Google to get things don in your world, your own individual Google". This means the Google Assistant may replace the darling of iPhones. With the Google Translate app, users are able to point their smartphone cameras at text in different languages and see a translation on their screen nearly instantaneously.