Search Google with a picture, instead of words

Posted on December 8, 2009


We’ve been dreaming about being able to take a picture of a place or thing, send it to Google and have the mother-of-all-search tell us what it is and where it is. And, it looks like that day has finally come with Google Goggles. With the new application for Android, you take a picture from your phone and Google uses it to search for the name of the place, location, or thing based on images it has stored in its database. It sounds crazy, but apparently there are billions of images in that database and the algorithm that Google is using for Goggles will only get better with time. Instead of having to type out the name of whatever it is you’re snapping a picture of, which can be tricky if you don’t know where or what it is or you don’t know how it’s spelled, you just take a snapshot with your phone and Google does the rest. Sounds easy enough, right?

(via BGR)