The Pete’s Dragon AR game is the best exercise in dragon spotting

(Disney) Tweet Share To promote the new animated film Pete’s Dragon, Disney has teamed up with Google to develop an augmented reality experience in which you seek out a virtual dragon hiding near everyday objects. It’s called “Dragon Spotting,” and it uses Google’s Cloud Vision technology to analyze your environment and blend the dragon Elliott into the scene as viewed through the phone’s camera lens. “Dragon Spotting” is accessible via a mobile website starting today, with the film hitting theaters this Friday. The game uses Cloud Vision’s label detection feature to “identify objects in the user’s field of vision, dubbed ‘entities,'” according to product manager Ram Ramanathan and Google Zoo director Michael Yapp. (Google Zoo is the company’s internal creative team.) From there, the software returns a number of potential entities identified…


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