In your very lifetime, have you ever wished to have someone record every moment you want to remember? Keep recording everything starting from your wedding ceremony to the first walk of your toddler?
Be careful what you wish for!
Google just unveiled Clips, the first standalone camera that will snap images of important moments as they happen. Powered by artificial intelligence, it can snap pictures without the help of a human. All you have to do is carry it around, clip to things or just lay it on the floor, and it will keep capturing you, probably your unguarded moments as well.
You might find it delightful or worse, but based on your perspective, Clips comes with a mind of its own. Using a machine learning algorithm named Moment IQ, it can automatically identify which photos you want to be taken.
It may sound like your dream wedding photographer, but sometimes Clips could capture the most awkward moments of your life that you never wanted to be captured. However, it only shoots 7-seconds clips, still isn’t capable of long-distance shooting and anything it records stays on the phone.
The price of Google Clips is $249, which is way too much. Who wants to pay such money for just a camera when their smartphone has a camera? Also, the company released an ad, encouraging people to “get creative with Google Clips,” while the camera is creative enough by itself.
In today’s world, where everyone is so concerned with their privacy, purchasing a camera that records everything without your permission sounds quite ridiculous. And, what makes me so mad that the company demands you to “be in the moment” in one of its ads. Knowing that there’s a camera watching your every moment, every movement, how can someone be in their moment is beyond my imagination.