Google discontinues AI-based ‘Clips’, which was once criticized by Elon Musk
Report: Google discontinues AI-powered camera product ‘Google Clips’. The camera has been removed from the company’s online store. Google Clips’ has not established its special place in the market due to its high price. Beyond that, many users found that the camera did not function quite as well as they had hoped it would.
The features of Google Clips were 12-megapixel sensor, 130-degree field-of-view lens and 8GB of internal memory. The clip-on camera automatically adjusts its resolution according to the situation and uses its 130-degree lens to fit more of the scene in the frame was launched in 2017 at $249.
Google confirmed it will discontinue Clips in a statement to TechCrunch. Google clips users will continue to get support until December 2021. We will not release any updates to devices after that. Photobooth on Pixel devices will continue to be the best place to test out Google’s AI-backed camera features.
Google Clips was also criticized by Elon Musk who said that the product doesn’t ‘seem’ innocent. This was around the time Musk was pretty vocal about the risks of artificial intelligence.