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Jennifer Lopez, Cleavage Inspired Google’s Image Search

According to a statement from Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, actress, dancer and singer-songwriter Jennifer Lopez–specifically her cleavage—was the inspiration behind the creation of Google’s image search. The pictures of Lopez decked out in a cleavage-revealing emerald green dress during the 2000 Grammy Awards reportedly generated such an incredible number of search requests that Google personnel to design a new function– image search—which would aid fans in seeing Jennifer Lopez in her rather revealing awards ensemble.

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Jennifer Lopez/Image: Myfashiony

Schmidt stated “At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen.” He added: “But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: JLo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”

Until Google image search was born, Googlers searching for Jennifer Lopez in her now famous bosom-baring Versace dress had to plow through a page of text divided by 10 blue links just to locate the image of Lopez in her rather revealing raiment.

Thus, thanks to the Lopez gown, one of the few articles of clothing to have its own Wikipedia page, Google Images was launched in July of the following year (2001). It originally offered access to only 250 million images. A decade later, that number would climb to over 10 billion.

Pleased with the news concerning her clothing being a part of Google history, posted the image on her personal Instagram account. Celebrities such as Lopez still dominate the top of the list of Google image searches.

Google technicians recently developed GoogLeNet. It is said to be “an advanced image classification and detection algorithm” and is reportedly twice as effective as its predecessors. Sources say it is actually so accurate it can find and discern between a wide range of object sizes within one image. Additionally it can recognize something on top of or within a photograph.

Jennifer Lopez, Cleavage Inspired Google’s Image Search

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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.