Our phone’s camera has become an important part of our lives. We use it to capture moments that matter to us, like memories with our families, and the small things we don’t want to forget, like handwritten notes or parking tickets. And now, thanks to advancements in computer vision, our camera can understand our world and help in new ways.
Today we introduced our most helpful camera yet on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, so you can turn your world into a playground and do more with what you see.
Introducing Playground, a new way to create and play
From reenacting scenes in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to hanging out with Eleven from “Stranger Things,” you’re already having fun with AR Stickers. Today, we’re taking a big step forward by introducing Playground, a new mode in the Pixel camera to create and play with the world around you. It helps you bring more of your imagination to a scene with cameos from your favorite superheroes, stickers that animate around you and fun captions that put words where the action is.
Playground brings you more powerful AR experiences and uses AI to recommend content for expressing yourself in the moment. You can make your photos and videos come to life with Playmoji—characters that react to each other and to you—and tell a richer story by adding fun captions or animated stickers you’ll recognize from Gboard.
Playground also works in selfie mode, so now you can up your selfie game by standing next to characters you love, like Iron Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. New packs for Weather, Pets, Sports and Signs let you have everyday fun, and coming later this year, you’ll be able to sharpen your dance skills with moves from Childish Gambino.
And for those moments when you aren’t quite sure where to start, Playground makes real-time suggestions to recommend content based on the scene you’re in. Are you walking your dog? Cooking in the kitchen? Gardening in the backyard? Playground uses advanced computer vision and machine learning to recommend relevant Playmoji, stickers and captions to populate the scene.