Google celebrates 20 years, walks down memory lane

Google Lens is coming to Image search results

And it's doubling down on visual.

The note said: "Twenty (ish??) years ago, two Stanford Ph.D. students launched a new search engine with a bold mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful". So, you'll be able to scroll down past the search box to get into the same list that shows up in the Google app.

Google Search has always focused on the user at its core, delivering the most relevant, highest quality information, sometimes tailored for you based on your history, as quickly as possible.

"Information and language are core to what we are as human beings", Gomes said. After all, we are all united and drawn closer by Google. The company is marking the occasion and letting everyone know with a Google Doodle.

Google GOOGL is adding a bunch of new features to its namesake search engine, executives said at an event in San Francisco on Monday.

Last but not least, Google announced that Google Lens, its visual search tool, will shift from Android and iOS to the web.

The market-leading internet search engine is adding features like collections, activity cards and featured videos. The company says that you will see more videos and evergreen content - articles which are not new to the internet, but might be new to you. Previously a stand alone app, Google Lens uses AI to identify the contents of a picture without needing words to figure out what it is. Find us on Facebook too! Google says Discover will be "one step ahead" when it comes to anticipating your information requirements.

Google Lens now lets users "draw" on a searched image which can trigger a deeper search on a specific part of the image.

Search will also be getting more video content with "featured videos". Google will hopefully fix it soon, but all I see is the first screen and instructions asking me to tap to go to the next screen.

Google's customized feed, now called "Discover", will take off to every single mobile client and to its landing page on work area. Appearing on the search engine's homepage, these Doodles re-imagine the company's logo turning it into a whimsical illustration or animation celebrating a holiday or famous person. They'll also make it harder for competitors like Bing to keep up.

Today the launch of Discover also happened, a stream of contextual topic headings and cards on the Google homepage; AI-powered tools created to help in emergencies, including a flood prediction model (which will roll out first in India); and Pathways, a job search tool that recommends listings and training programs (it's launching in Virginia).

Finally, Google - like LinkedIn - is going beyond simply providing job listings and connections.

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