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Google Goggles is a visual search app for Android phones. Instead of using words, take a picture of an object with your camera phone: we attempt to recogniz...

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Comment by Konstantin A Lukin on January 17, 2010 at 5:16am
Ah.. this is interesting.. and the fact that Pravan is planning to open source his invention is also pretty cool :) Sort of like bridging the gap between reality, cognition, and machine power.. and opening the gates to freedom of implementation/application. A natural combination, but are we ready to have this kind of information availability literally at our fingertips?..

Also interesting what Pranav said in part 2 of this video: 'it will actually help us not being machines sitting in front of other machines'.. but could this 'help' us become dependent on machines even more than we ever were before, also in a very personal kind of way?

Well, guessing it could be useful for having those surf reports handy.. :)
Comment by Kimo Watanabe on January 12, 2010 at 7:39am
If you haven't seen Pranav Mistry's 6th Sense technology demo, you've got to check it ot. It's along these lines, but further reaching and very very cool.
Comment by Konstantin A Lukin on January 9, 2010 at 11:24am
I really like location based search, which makes city navigation much easier. Text based search is also pretty cool, even though, I do agree, some of the examples in this video could use a bit of improvisation. This technology, in general, looks very promising, and I do look forward to seeing it mature into a useful visual recognition tool.

I also wonder if Google ever releases an API to use with any video data feed. This could allow for very interesting applications, such as a robotic reality recognition.. or something along those lines :)


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