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Google Enhances Getty Museum Through Image Recognition Goggles

A new Google App takes on the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles by using its Image Recognition technology, the company announced on Monday.

According to tech website Gizmodo (opens in new tab) Google’s Android application Google Goggles will allow users to take a picture of a painting in the museum and retrieve its detailed information.

The Getty museum on Monday announced its deal with the Mountain View, California-based Google Inc. becoming first such museum in the United States to enable users know as much as they want to on their own Smartphones instead of reading a limited description by the museum placed next to the painting.

The application will allow users to click an image of the painting from their phone which would then be recognised by Google’s Goggles through company’s Image Recognition Technology leading the visitor to a store house of information about the painting. The information will include information, life biography of the artist along with details about his other pieces of art.

"With this application, visitors can get a much fuller story from the more detailed information delivered on their mobile device," stated senior curator of paintings at the museum, Scott Schaefer.

However, there are some paintings which won’t be available for clicking pictures due to copyright rules. Also flash photography is not allowed inside the premises in order to protect the paintings.

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