Google I/O has just kicked off, and we’re already seeing a plethora of new software becoming available for users. One of the first new features announced at the opening keynote is Google Lens, which can help get you the information you need using recognition straight from your camera.
Similar to how Samsung’s Bixby assistant works, Google Lens can pick up on imagery from your camera and use Assistant to pull the important information. You can do things like automatically connect to Wi-Fi with a quick snap of the SSID, and even show ratings for restaurants just by pointing your camera at them. Google is hoping to be able to recognize the important information you may want from the real world and help you get things done faster.
— Google (@Google) May 17, 2017
We’re not completely sure when Google will be launching this feature, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we get more information.