Google will soon guess where a Photo was taken itself!

Google is one of the smartest companies out there and that’s what makes them special! Probably, the whole Google systems work in the smartest way possible and they are improving every single day. Hence, here’s another project which Google is working on which is damn smart! Lets say, How about the Google search guessing where the photo you uploaded to search something was clicked? That will be something crazy!

So, Google is pretty smart. Sometimes Google even seems too smart. The folks at Mountain View are constantly trying to make Google as smart as it possibly can be. Google Images is a big part of the search giant. You can find an image for just about anything, and even use images to search. The next big feature of Google Images could be the ability to guess where a photo was taken.


Google has built a neural network called PlaNet. The network has been loaded with over 90 million photos that have been tagged with locations. All of these photos give PlaNet a database of information to reference. When you search for the location of a photo, PlaNet uses the database to compare photos at the pixel level. If a match is found, you’ll get a guess of where the photo is from.

Google still has a lot of work to do before PlaNet will be reliable. The first batch of tests yielded just a 28.4% rate for country and 48% success rate for the continent. Obviously, it’s a lot easier to get a continent guess correct, even if you’re not a computer. The numbers aren’t very impressive…yet. The technology will get better over time. Is this something you would use in Google Search?

Even, it can help some lost travellers know the location they are through showing Google the clicked picture! So, we are quite impressed with the idea and lets see how Google brings up the idea and gets lot more smarter!

Judhajeet Das

Tech Passionate and Heavy Geek! Into Blogging world since 2014 and never looked back since then :) I am also a YouTube Video Producer and Co-own InMyPlanet Networks. Co-Founder, Tekh Decoded.

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One Comment

  1. Google is consistently becoming more smarter than ever. Now, Google would roll our Smart version of itself.

    That’s really a cool feature. Let’s see how quickly can Google convert into reality.

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