Get yourself clicked this time by Google Clips, your new AI-based photographer. This is the latest product being rolled out Google, along with its Pixel and Google Home releases, hitting the market. This is especially beneficial for taking photos of family gatherings on its own while the users have a good time with their loved ones.
The most distinct feature of this camera is its display, which is visually assuming. It is nothing but a small, flat, square, wireless camera that can adjust and clip onto anywhere, for instance, in a shirt pocket and click pictures.
This camera is unique owing to the fact that the photographer, in this case, is not the user but the artificially intelligent (AI) system of the device. For instance, even if the user might be enjoying the precious family moments, completely forgetting about the camera tucked in the corner of the room, the AI behind Google Clips would stick to its duty, choosing the ideal moments and capturing photos of its own volition.
To this, Google’s Product Manager, Juston Payne, regarded that, “How do you let yourself capture those fleeting moments while being part of the moment?”
Expectations are on the rift that camera might get smarter, with the use of machine learning algorithm Moment IQ, recognizing those individuals and pets, that the user spends a majority of the time with. The camera also knows good photo conditions when it views them. The entire idea behind this innovation is that the camera would capture candid and heartfelt moments found at home, that in all probability would go a miss if the user is not being able to capture them.
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Of course, this AI based camera is quite a discovery. But the main question here lies that, whether the Google will perform as promised, i.e. focus more on spending time together instead of taking photos, or will transform into an ethically-murky nuisance?
To those who are still apprehensive of this new AI-based technology, AI Nick Bilton, New York Times Tech Columnist, stated that “The upheavals [of artificial intelligence] can escalate quickly and become scarier and even cataclysmic. Imagine how a medical robot, originally programmed to rid cancer, could conclude that the best way to obliterate cancer is to exterminate humans who are genetically prone to the disease.”
Of course, this camera is nowhere near the potentially human- obliterating technology that Bilton is alluding to. However, it is important to both embrace progress and question how this type of technology will interact or have an impact on our lives.
There are quite a few possibilities that Google will not permit the camera to operate without being connected to the internet, and this could further reduce the security concerns.
So, right now, let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best that the camera would serve its purpose and allow families to enjoy being together while taking on the task of documenting loving moments.