Google Lens
Google Lens correctly identifies Australia’s Old Parliament House


Software like this is a work in process. In less than twelve months, Google Lens has gone from almost useless in identifying Canberra landmarks, to very useful indeed. As more photos accumulate in Google’s capacious servers, and its identification algorithms are further tweaked, it’ll just keep getting better and better.

Within a few years, I reckon you’ll be able to use Google Lens to identify everything and everywhere, just with a snap of your Android camera. Or on your iPhone, if you have Google Photos installed.