Tag Archive: Google Lens

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As a sign of how fast things are moving now… when I first drafted this story, 10+ years ago, I thought I was pushing my luck having a computer identify an image by just holding a page in front of a lens – but that has come to pass with Google Lens – an A.I. app doing exactly that. 
Which hopefully should make others wonder – what else in this story shall also soon come to pass? (and why this may be a project/body of work worthy of investment?)

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I’ve been stepping up the pitching & some pathways to making this into a film are appearing. Meanwhile, I continue to be stunned by advances in tech, predicted in the novel, now coming to life.

I thought I was pushing my luck suggesting The Oracle Machine could interpret an image held before it. But this week I discovered Google Lens. It’s actually been around a year, but received a bump up with some new AI as of last month. 

What also made the Oracle Machine ‘unique’ is that it ‘phones people for info’. That too has come to pass, with this article showing Google’s BERT AI: “is calling businesses to auto update handy details like store hours & takeout options on Search & Maps. This year, Duplex made over 3 million updates to businesses”.

Crazy times. The new byline for The Oracle Machine is now: ‘The future is coming fast. We need to talk about it.”