How “Scene Exploration” mode works

“Scene Exploration” mode is the latest feature in Google Lens. Yesterday, the 11th of Google I / O 2022, a new augmented reality (AR) feature was released for Google Lens.

According to Google, “Scene Exploration” is something like using the command “Ctrl + F” to look for something in text. In the case of this new feature, the mobile phone camera is used in such a way that Google Lens adds elements of the environment with useful product information. This will make it easier to make better choices when shopping.

During the event, Google introduced the new functionality of Google Lens through a chocolate bar shelf, where the app displays information not only on the type of chocolate (e.g., milk or semi-sweet) but also on reviews from consumers who have already tried it. certain model.


Using the “Scene Exploration” mode of Google Lens. Source: Google

THE Scene Exploration mode can be accessed via both mobile phone and smart glasses thanks to the recently announced real-time translation technology, where augmented reality (AR) is used to create subtitles in the user ‘s native language. Watch a demo video on the feature on Google’s YouTube channel below.

“MultiSearch” and “Near me” technology

In addition to Scene Exploration, a feature that uses a mobile phone’s camera is multisearch, where you can search for something by taking a photo through the Google app. At the same time, the “near me” feature was introduced, which allows you to show places with, for example, an object or food that the user has photographed (it is also possible to use an existing image).

Google Search's multi-search and near me feature lets you find information about the subject of a photo (or finished photo) you took.  Source: Google
Use the Google Search multicast and “near me” features to find information about the subject of a photo (or finished photo) taken. Source: Google

Live View extension for other applications

Live View is a feature originally created for augmented reality (AR) designed to make it easier to navigate Google Maps when driving through areas such as airports, shopping malls, and the train station. Google has now announced that it will make this technology API available to developers in its applications. This makes it even easier to create an interaction between the digital world and the physical world.

The Google Live View technology API is used in an application other than Google Maps.  Source: Google
The Google Live View technology API is used in an application other than Google Maps. Source: Google

Conclusion

It can be said that these resources can make people adapt, lazy to seek information. However, the fact is that they all make you feel new and can make us curious about certain products, technologies or even uses, for example, because there are some unusual objects out there.

Is that you? What do you think of all these resources Google provides to help people search on a daily basis? Comment below and share your opinion with us!

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