Important information on Google Lens’ new feature: detection of specific skin conditions

Google Lens has unveiled an enhanced feature that can aid in identifying specific medical conditions. By using the phone’s camera to capture images of skin rashes or irritations, Google Lens can now analyze and determine potential skin conditions. This new functionality works similarly to Google Lens’ existing image recognition feature, allowing users to select an image from their photo gallery to utilize the skin condition detection capability.

In a recent blog post on Keyword, it was announced that the latest update to Google Lens includes a skin condition detection feature. This feature allows users to identify moles or rashes on their skin without the need for a textual description. Users can activate this feature by capturing an image within the Google Lens app or selecting an image from their device’s gallery.

After capturing or selecting an image, users can swipe up to view search results displaying the names of various skin conditions. The results also include a scrollable section with visually similar images for additional reference.

It’s important to note that while Google Lens’ skin condition detection feature utilizes advanced image recognition technology, it should not replace professional medical diagnoses. However, it can provide initial insights into the nature of skin issues before consulting a dermatologist.

 Aside from identifying skin conditions, Google Lens can also recognize other ailments such as lip bumps, nail lines, or hair loss.

Additionally, Google Lens offers a range of other functionalities as mentioned in the same blog post. These include assisting with math homework, facilitating product matching during shopping, finding similar dishes at local eateries, and even translating menus, signs, and posters into over 100 languages.

Google has also revealed plans to integrate Google Lens into Google Bard, allowing users to include images when composing a Bard prompt. This integration aims to improve Google’s AI chatbot’s understanding of user queries. Furthermore, users will have the option to switch to the traditional Google search engine using the “Google it” button to explore visually similar products from online sellers, according to Google.