Google has developed a new app that uses image recognition and artificial intelligence to describe a scene through a phone's camera, CNN Tech reports.
Google is testing the app now. The company says it will be released later this year, starting on Pixel devices.
Lookout works when a user walks into building lobby holding an Android camera held in their hand or worn around the neck on a lanyard, pointed outward.
Lookout will detect people and objects like elevator doors, and read nearby text, and the app doesn't require an internet connection.
Google says Lookout is designed to keep users engaged with what's going on without bombarding them with too much information. It only describes the most important items.
The app uses similar technologies to the visual search tool Google Lens.
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