Google the Californian technology giant has one of its major aspects which is it’s photo storing app – Google photos to recognise and identify pets through their faces. Google made this known in a Blog post explaining that the users can now search for their pets using their names.
Confirmed by a Google spokesperson to Business Insider the feature works on both cats and dogs and it does not just differentiate between dogs by breed but also between the different individual four-legged friends even the option of searching by Breed is available to you if you choose.
Known for its use of Artificial Intelligence to analyse a subject of users’ photos is Google Photos. It literally sifts through all of its data to provide you all possible information on your requested input. For instance, if you Search for “beach,” and it will (in theory) return you your holiday snaps; search “burger” and it’ll show you all your shameful meals at McDonald’s.
This new pet search works in the same way by automatically recognising canine and feline faces then groups them together allowing to search them by name if you have opted in to the feature. You can also make them into digital albums, videos or a physical photo book, as Google suggests.
Google Photos software engineer Lily Kharevych wrote, “We hope these features help you better celebrate your four-legged family members in all of their paw-some-ness,”.
This technology is also a novel demonstration of just how far image recognition technology has come and how much its doing. Computers can now differentiate between different pets of the same breed — and Google is using it to sell photo books.