Wired: How Google Goggles Won, Then Lost, The Camera-First Future

Wired: How Google Goggles Won, Then Lost, The Camera-First Future. “Robin Williams used to joke that the Irish discovered civilization, then had a Guinness and forgot where they left it. So it was with Google and smartphone cameras. Nearly a decade ago, Google engineers were working on ideas that you’ll now find in Snapchat, Facebook, the iPhone X, and elsewhere. As the tech industry moves towards the camera-first future, in which people talk, play, and work through the lens of their smartphone, Google’s now circling back, tapping those same ideas and trying to finish what it started. This time it’s hoping it’s not too late.” Interesting, extensive article.

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