Google unwraps AI tool for real-world searches

Alphabet Inc’s Google is bridging the real world and its digital universe of search, Maps and other services using new advances in artificial intelligence.

At its annual Google I/O developer conference, the company previewed a feature that would let users take video of shelves of wine bottles at a store and ask its system to automatically identify options from Black-owned wineries.

Google’s senior vice president,
Prabhakar described the tool as “having a supercharged Ctrl+F for the world around you,” referring to the keyboard shortcut for finding something in a document.

“You can search your whole world, asking questions any way and anywhere.”

Later this year, Maps will launch an immersive view for some big cities that fuses Street View and aerial images “to create a rich, digital model of the world,” Google said.