Google Clips Camera Tested - Weak AI

Author: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Mar 12, 2018

The Google Clips is drawing a lot of interest, especially given its use of artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver a 'smart' camera. Indeed, Google claims:

We purchased one and tested these claims. Inside, we report our findings on:

  • Camera pricing
  • App usability
  • Inconsistent suggested clips
  • Face/pet/expression recognition issues
  • Camera hardware

Most notably, we examine how the camera was not very 'smart' at all.

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Note: ****** ** ******* **** ****

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Physical ********

*** ***** ***** ******** * ******** ******** ** *** ****** clips ****** *** ******** ****:

Clips ****** *** ********

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Failure: ***** ********* ** ********/*******

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Inconsistent ********* *****

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Failed ********** ***********

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Camera ********

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Test **********

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Firmware ******** ****

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Comments (4)

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