Google has added a new feature to the Google Photos app on android with which users can label their photos. By doing so, users can help Google improve its object recognition algorithms.
This labelling practice isn’t uncommon as a lot of machine learning systems rely on data labelled by humans, which helps them become more intelligent.
The photo labelling option is available in Google Photos in its most recent version. To find the option, you need to simply tap on the app’s search button from the menu. When you scroll down, you will see an option that says ‘'Help improve Google Photos.” Tapping on it will show you four different tasks, including describing your printing preferences for photos, your preferred collages or animations, identifying which photos belong to which holiday events, and identifying the contents of photos by naming the most important things in a photo.
While completing these tasks will not have an immediate impact on your account, Google assures you that your input will, nevertheless, help improve existing features in the app and build new ones.
You can also choose to delete your answers by tapping the three-dot menu at the top right of the screen and tapping on “Delete my answers.”