Recently, Microsoft has launched a Visual Search capability with its Bing search engine. This feature will works as Google Lens. It will help you to take a picture of something on your phone and have Bing search for it online. It uses the object recognition that is powered from AI. It can easily identify a flower, dog breed, or any popular landmarks.
It can be make very useful when you are going for shopping or just walking around your town. It will very helpful, if you want more info on something you come across. But sometimes, it is probably impossible to explain that what you want to actually search for using words, said Vince Leung, product lead for Bing Images at Microsoft. Here’s you can see that how to use it and what you can expect.
Steps to “Bing” a Picture:-
- If you want to use it then you need to tap on the the camera button on any of those apps. It will take few minutes to scan the picture and then it will provides you the search results you can scroll through.
- It’s also important that you can use it to search photos that you have already saved on your photo gallery.
- You can use this in the various ways out in the real world when you come across something that you don’t want to know more information about.
- But at the first time you can use it, it will show you some of the suggestions.
It will help you to search landmarks, animals, or while shopping. It can also provide crop a certain section or object in a picture. So you will get more relevant and individual results.
The latest visual search capability is currently only available for the U.S users. It is valuable on a broad range of mobile apps such as- the Bing app for Android and iOS, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Launcher for Android. Even, it is preparing a new feature for Edge on iOS.
Please remember this always that this is a new feature and it is possible that it will not provide you the best results every time – the same applied for Google Lens. But for the big tech companies such as- Google and Microsoft continue to adopt these types of machine learning algorithms, it will only improve over time.