Microsoft's experimental Garage division has birthed a number of interesting apps and tools. Among the latest is Snip Insights, a project designed to help pull valuable information out of your screenshots.
Developed over a four-month period by a Garage intern team in Vancouver, Snip Insights builds on the Windows Snipping Tool by adding AI capabilities from Azure Cognitive Services. The result is a tool that can convert images to translated text, tag image content, and more. From Microsoft:
As seen at #MSBuild! @MSFTGarage project Snip Insights is a #Windows utility that brings #AI to the snipping tool to convert images to text, detect & tag content, revolutionize search, and more. Available on GitHub: https://t.co/cpiAAx1Jz5 | Learn more: https://t.co/CKM7siZwTJ pic.twitter.com/ELEt5eHDSCAs seen at #MSBuild! @MSFTGarage project Snip Insights is a #Windows utility that brings #AI to the snipping tool to convert images to text, detect & tag content, revolutionize search, and more. Available on GitHub: https://t.co/cpiAAx1Jz5 | Learn more: https://t.co/CKM7siZwTJ pic.twitter.com/ELEt5eHDSC— The Microsoft Garage (@MSFTGarage) May 9, 2018May 9, 2018
This week's Build 2018 was heavy on AI and machine learning, and Snip Insights is a small taste of what Microsoft's Cognitive Services can do. If you're interested in checking it out, the project is available now on GitHub.
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This shouldn't be a "garage app", this kind of functionality should be part of the future Cloud Clipboard already.
Maybe it is maybe it isn't, we don't know. The fact is that it's not out there now.
But if the Garage team is making this as a toy, I doubt the main team is planning to include it.
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