Google has confirmed that it has improved the AI that allows Google Photos to recognize the people in the shots.
Recently, Google had shared some screenshots of Google Photos and, in particular, of the function of the service that allows you to classify and group photos based on the people portrayed. Like some other similar services (such as Apple Photos), Google Photos is also able to recognize people and can create folders with all the photos that portray a specific person. It is also possible to report the person’s name to Google Photos, which will then be indicated on all shots of that person.
However, among the screenshots recently shared by Google, there was also a rather peculiar detail, which has not escaped the most. In one of the photos, Google’s identification system could be seen recognizing a person from behind . It is no small detail, considering that – at least until recently – Google Photos was not able to do such a thing. Moreover, not even competing services know how to do it.
Google has therefore confirmed that the service has actually been improved to also include the identification of people who are not seen from the front. “We are continually improving our ability to help people organize and find photos of themselves or the people they love,” reads a brief statement sent to Android Authority. “Recently, we improved the model that powers Google Photos, which is now able to group people even more effectively, for example based on their clothes, or other visible clues included in photos taken close to each other other”.