Object, person, and pet recognition is one of Google Photos’ best features. Google is now inviting Android users to help improve the service’s machine learning technology through a built-in crowdsourcing tool.
There is a new “Help improve Google Photos” button at the very bottom of the “Search” tab after the various query filters. Featuring the Crowdsource logo, this feature is powered by Google’s micro-task service.
Google wants to better understand “what’s important to you” in pictures. The “Understanding your photos” screen presents pictures from your library with the date noted in the top-right corner. You’re asked to “type in what’s important,” with the option to skip and a progress bar below.
After that initial session, you can improve the following aspects of Google Photos:
- Understanding your photos: We’d like to learn what’s important to you.
- Printing preferences: Help us understand what you’d like to print
- Made for you: Help us create better collages, animations, and more
- Holiday photos: Help us learn which photos show a certain holiday or event.