As it is something pretty obvious that Google is heading forward with computer vision and machine learning in order to give grounding in its image search software so that the users may hunt for concepts as well in their photos.

For getting hands on this new feature, start the action by typing a prefix “my photos of” in the search box but the condition is that you must be signed in to your Google account. This typing of prefix should be followed by the title or the subject of the photo you are probing for: an example for this might be “my photos of Alex’s Birthday”.

Soon after the user would have typed in his or her query, this will be come up with the visual content from you and your friends on Google+ and would eventually come up with the results as part of the general results page for the items you are looking for.

Google Says:

Let me present a chunk of a few sentences for my readers extracted from the Official Blog of the Google which says: “Your photos represent some of your most important memories and life events, yet they are increasingly difficult to manage as you build up your photo library, accumulate new devices and make new friends.” It also continues with the following words: “To make computers do the hard work for you, we’ve also begun using computer vision and machine learning to help recognize more general concepts in your photos such as sunsets, food and flowers.”

What all seems advantage of this technological extension is that by teaching aiding Google’s software for recognizing particular concepts would eventually let the users to find whatever they want to search for and this searching is continuously becoming more and more easier with the evolution in technology. Another plus point is that with this feature, one will be able to find what he or she is looking for by pressing a few keys and this would shed away the traditional reliance on tags and titles.

Another example to support my comments can be of the phrase “My photos from London on new year”, even typing this phrase as well in the search bar would that take into account the visual cues and album titles. Along with this, the software is capable of analyzing the search term for even extra clues and interestingly, it is something noteworthy that it is also capable of making logic about the temporal deixis. That it can be simply said that the software is principally capable of and is aided with understanding the descriptions of time relative to the context which eventually means that it does not rely on just than just hard dates.

Privacy Concerns:

But there arises a question about the privacy of the users, obviously there are supplementary concerns and here in this case, these concerns mostly relate to the privacy which means that whether the users are conscious of how available they have made their content, that is it lies on the part of the users which particularly signifies on photo albums uploaded years ago and might have been long forgotten by the users. However, the plus point is that Google is profound to highlight and tell that the personal results of the search will only remain visible to the searcher and will not be visible to the public.


Presently, this function is capable of searching items from Google’s own products that are the Picasa and Google+ which infers that it will not be able to access the searches from any other photo service or any other software which you might be already using.