CogDogBlog: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back into the Google Image CC Search Waters Again…

CogDogBlog: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back into the Google Image CC Search Waters Again… . “I am not looking for any kind of fix here. And I don’t want to keep documenting this stuff. But it is obvious to me that we should not sent people to use Google Image search for Creative Licensed photos without making them aware that the results are not to be trusted.”

CogDogBlog: Bookmarklet to find Edyth and Friends in the Flickr Commons

CogDogBlog: Bookmarklet to find Edyth and Friends in the Flickr Commons. “What does my search bookmarklet do? By definition, you access it any time you need it. Use the button on the left for a keyword search or select text from a random list on the right to try that method. If you are gobsmacked, you can then install it by dragging the link for the Big Button at the bottom of your page to your browser bookmarklets bar. Bing! There’s a new tool at your reach.”

CogDogBlog: The More You Dig Into Google Search Results, the Worse the Smell

CogDogBlog: The More You Dig Into Google Search Results, the Worse the Smell. “Having made the call for the broken state of Google’s touted ability to locate open licensed images getting some notice (my peak Hacker News hit) and followed up with what looks like improvement is even not, and sad for how wrong and terrible Google’s delivered results turns out to be. I could not resist going back in to look more closely. That sensation when you open the refrigerator door and smell something rotten?”

Ghacks: How to restore Google Image Search in Chrome

Ghacks: How to restore Google Image Search in Chrome. “If you prefer Google Images search in Google Chrome, you may restore the classic functionality for now. Please note that this is done by changing the value of an experimental flag; this flag will be removed by Google at one point, forcing all users to use Google Lens in the browser.”

9to5 Google: How to search any image on Chrome desktop using Google Lens

9to5 Google: How to search any image on Chrome desktop using Google Lens. “Chrome is a great browser with tons of tools and functionality; one feature that many users aren’t familiar with is the desktop version of Google Lens that’s fully integrated into Google Chrome. Follow along to learn how you can use Google Lens on Chrome desktop to search for any image on the web.” The translation feature comes in surprisingly handy.

Futurism: Googling “Desk Ornament” Returns Images Of Nazi Paraphernalia

Futurism / The Byte: Googling “Desk Ornament” Returns Images Of Nazi Paraphernalia. “The saga stared yesterday, when former Cracked editor and scifi author Jason Pargin asked followers if they, too, were getting tons of images of Nazi memorabilia when Googling the phrase ‘desk ornament.’ Turns out a bunch of them were — including Futurism, where we were still experiencing the bizarre results at press time — and the problem is so big it elicited an official response from the company.” This article is over a week old, so I did the search myself to see if I got Nazi imagery in my results. I did. I also got screenshots of articles like this one.

Ghacks: Google replaces reverse image search option in Chrome with Google Lens option

Ghacks: Google replaces reverse image search option in Chrome with Google Lens option. “Google Chrome users who have used the built-in reverse image search option of the web browser recently may have discovered that Google removed the option from Chrome. Right-clicking on images displays the new ‘search image with Google Lens’ option now in the browser and no longer the ‘search for image’ option.”

University of Washington: Google’s ‘CEO’ image search gender bias hasn’t really been fixed

University of Washington: Google’s ‘CEO’ image search gender bias hasn’t really been fixed. “The researchers showed that for four major search engines from around the world, including Google, this bias is only partially fixed, according to a paper presented in February at the AAAI Conference of Artificial Intelligence. A search for an occupation, such as ‘CEO,’ yielded results with a ratio of cis-male and cis-female presenting people that matches the current statistics. But when the team added another search term — for example, ‘CEO + United States’ — the image search returned fewer photos of cis-female presenting people. In the paper, the researchers propose three potential solutions to this issue.”

TechCrunch: ApertureData is building a database focused on images with $3M seed

TechCrunch: ApertureData is building a database focused on images with $3M seed. “When Vishakha Gupta and her co-founder Luis Remis were working together at Intel Labs in 2016, they were charged with figuring out how to manage growing amounts of visual data (images and video). As the two founders dug into the problem, working with academics and data scientists, they began an effort to build the proper infrastructure to deal with this growing amount of speciality data.”

MakeUseOf: 9 Firefox Add-Ons for Reverse Image Search

MakeUseOf: 9 Firefox Add-Ons for Reverse Image Search. “Whether you need to track down the original source of an image, find a better quality image, or want to shop for similar products, reverse searching the image can come in handy. But without an add-on, you can’t search by image on Firefox. Therefore, here we’ll take a look at nine of the best Firefox reverse image search add-ons.”

CogDogBlog: Could Not Stop Making Bookmarklet Tools

CogDogBlog: Could Not Stop Making Bookmarklet Tools. “I was a bit excited to push out my recent bookmarklet tool experiment. The reception was kind. I was hasty in the naming of it in github tying to google images because as alluded to, I realized I could make a new one for searching Openverse (the updated version of Creative Commons CC Search).”