Google Lens began a general rollout less than a month ago and at the time I said it felt futuristic and had a huge amount of potential. Indeed, looking back on 2017, I thing that Lens could be one of the most significant product releases by Google for the year – or will prove to be in the coming 12 months.
Google’s Rajan Patel, the lead engineer for Google Lens, took to Twitter yesterday and highlighted some of the areas in which we are going to see Lens improve and grow in the coming months.
Shopping (apparel, home goods, etc) in the works. Natural world (flora and fauna) improvements coming. Team just sent me an amazing new OCR model. Experimental AR experiences coming as well…
— Rajan Patel (@rajanpatel) December 9, 2017
Before readers get too excited, it should be noted that Mr. Patel gave no indication on when we will see these new features and functionalities within Lens. That said, it is exciting to read that Google is thinking about where to take the app & service next. Truly exciting stuff!