From a picture to a thousand stories

October 2019 | By Gael Hugo, Google Arts & Culture Lab

In collaboration with Google Books, start from a single image to explore thousands of stories.

Imagine an inspiration tool that connects visual arts with the world of books, creating unexpected connections with the help of machine learning.


To celebrate 15 years of Google Books, artist in residence Gael Hugo worked to create an engaging way of exploring millions of books starting from just an image. Gael used machine learning (Google Cloud Vision and Natural Language Processing) to connect images from Google Arts & Culture with content from Google books.


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