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Google’s AI may soon pick photos to send you as part of monthly subscription

/ 06:31 PM February 06, 2020
Artificial Intelligence

Google is trialing a new feature that will rely on the platform’s smarts. Image: Courtesy of Google via AFP Relaxnews

Late last week, 9to5Google indicated that Google has begun trialing a new monthly service to which Photos users can subscribe to get prints of their best photos by mail of the previous 30 days — as selected by the platform’s artificial intelligence (AI).

According to the site, which first reported the news on Friday, customers in the United States can sign up to receive 10 4-by-6-inch photos printed on matte, white cardstock for $7.99 (around P405) per month. The images will be selected automatically by Google’s AI which will determine which pictures capture a user’s “best memories” from the past month.

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Though Google will choose the collection of photos, users will be able to pick one out of three themes for the series: people and pets, mostly landscapes or a little bit of everything.

This is the latest offer by Google to give users a physical version of content that is typically only viewed in a digital format nowadays. Back in 2017, the company gave customers the opportunity to create soft and hardcover photo books, and last year, canvas prints were made available.

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As of now, the subscription is being trialed by invitation. Depending on the results of this test, the subscription could roll out more widely later this year. RGA

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TOPICS: Artificial Intelligence, Google, photos, Subscription, United States
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