Smart algorithms have taken Google a long way.
Now, he leads a project trying to change that.
Google will also ask users if they will allow their images to be released in an open-source collection intended to aid AI research, and allow people to review and delete their contributions later.
Google has a Bangalore-based team that promotes the Crowdsource app in India and other parts of Asia at colleges and to community groups.
Batra says the program could be important to Google’s ambitions in augmented reality.
Using the Crowdsource app shows the breadth of Google’s interest in understanding the world and people’s lives in it.