Google Images Adds More Facts About Images With The Knowledge Graph

In an announcement, Google has launched a new feature within Google Images search on mobile to show “quick facts about what you see on Google Images.” Under the image preview window, Google added knowledge panel details that can be opened and expanded to show more information about the image.

Google said “when you search for an image on mobile in the U.S., you might see information from the Knowledge Graph related to the result. That information would include people, places or things related to the image from the Knowledge Graph’s database of billions of facts, helping you explore the topic more.”

Here is a GIF of it in action from Google:

This has been under testing by Google for the past few weeks, but is now officially launched.

Google said “to generate these links to relevant Knowledge Graph entities, we take what we understand about the image through deep learning, which evaluates an image’s visual and text signals, and combine it with Google’s understanding of the text on the image’s web page. This information helps us determine the most likely people, places or things relevant to a specific image. We match this with existing topics in the Knowledge Graph, and then surface them in Google Images when we’re confident we’ve found a match.”

SourceBarry Schwartz