Google Photos Can Now Recognize Your Pet

18 October, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Google is now using facial recognition tech to identify your pets

Google announced on Monday its Photos service can now recognize pets.

"When you want to look back at old photos of Oliver as a puppy or Mr Whiskers as a kitten, you no longer need to type "dog" or "cat" into search.", she says.

With pets now part of the app's facial recognition feature, users will begin seeing app-generated short movies starring their pets from time to time, or they can choose to make their own movies by manually selecting photos and choosing a perky soundtrack to match the short reel, Google said. Or worse, scroll manually through the perhaps hundreds or thousands of photos you perhaps already have stored on Google Photos.

The company says it is rolling out the new feature in "most countries". I'm not sure why Google Photos decided pictures of random corgis were of my collie.

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Apart from showing the grouped photos of the pet along with the people, the app also improves the search capabilities. This will make it a little easier to find best photo in search.

The new machine learning technology will help users to sort out the animals and to recognise them if they have different breeds. This can be done by breed or even emoji. Some of them are impressed with the results as well.

Used by over 500 million users, Google Photos is one of the most popular smartphone apps out there. The update is live for iOS users.

Earlier this year, Google Photos unveiled several new features, like the ability to print photo books and to automatically share some or all of your pictures with a significant other or friend.

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