Downhill When Google Goggles first came out, it was revolutionary. It wasnt perfect by no means, but it broke molds and blew minds. Now after revisiting it after a few years, it seems like they have abandoned the project. Deep learning is very tricky. If I were Google I would focus more on the voice recognition and the ability for the AI to hold a decently intelligent conversation. Image recognition would be smoother if the AI knew the context of the picture it was taking.
Amazing Technology, Horrible App It's really cool that you can have it automatically recognize your photos when you take them, but you have at most one opportunity to see them. I get a notification that it recognized one or more photos, and the only way to see them is to click on the notification. If you bring up the app instead, or dismiss the notification, they are gone for good. No history or any other way to see what it recognized. Sometimes clicking the notification doesn't even work. It recently recognized several photos I had recently taken, but I couldn't see any of them. It's more concerned with telling you how great it is without making it actually useful.
Nice idea It's a nice idea being able to search using visual cues. However it doesn't really work very well. It didn't recognise the (well known) products I showed it and struggled to recognise brands. A 250ml bottle of ketchup was recognised as 'Hinze'. Well I can also read that label and it is quicker to type the info in myself - so not very good. If it recognised it as a 250ml bottle of the stuff and showed me where to buy - much better. Until then i'll pass.
Well... Seems like another cool app but the recognition ability can be TOO general and simple. So results are disappointing most of the time. It does better recognition with text than objects. My phone has a decent camera and at some point believed i couldn't take clearer pictures as possible that Goggles cant recognize. Thats not the case. I will wait until it improves.
Is cool From what I can tell the main benefit of having this app is for shopping. The only issue I have it is that I struggle to find ways to use it, it seems more like a luxury than an essential tool. Maybe because I don't shop. I struggle looking for practical ways to use it other entertainment or information. Perhaps It's not for me. Its completely functional and always works well and surprisingly has never even so much as crashed. I like this app a lot , so I always keep it.
What exactly is this app supposed to do? Because right now all it does is occasionally identify text and open up ads on images of famous buildings. Seriously it couldn't even identify the Eiffel Tower and instead returned an ad for a product that uses the tower in its logo. So I figured if it recognized logos it could identify McDonald's logo. Except it didn't. Useless waste of space