Google may be preparing new features for Lens, the image recognition technology developed by the American company. The 9to5Google site believes it has found evidence that Google Lens will soon include new filters, with the goal of performing more specific tasks related to augmented reality.
One of these filters will be a translator, which automatically detects one language and converts it immediately to another, without having to copy the text to suggest the use of Google Translate. 9to5Google reports that a search filter for nearby restaurants is also under development and another for generic product purchases. The three filters ("Translate", "Dining" and "Shopping") are included in the application's 9.61 beta code.
The creation of different filters suggests that Google will aim to develop specialized searches for Lens instead of a single function that encompasses all. While it might be simpler for the user to point the camera and obtain information immediately, the inclusion of these filters will allow a more refined search, presenting results closer to the intended than a simple automatic search.
It is not yet known when this revamped version of Google Lens will be released. However, the publication believes that it may be at the Google I / O conference on May 7, taking into account that in the 2017 edition of the event was officially presented the Lens and in the edition of 2018 were reported major updates made in the application.