Jennifer Lopez has probably inspired a lot of looks over the years but who would have thought that one of her looks would have inspired the birth of Google Images. For the 2000s Grammy Awards, JLo wore a green Versace dress that boasted a deep v plunge, showing off her toned assets. It was this killer dress, as seen below, that sparked the need for the most popular search engine on the internet.
“At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: JLo wearing that dress,” Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt said in a 2015 essay. “If you looked at the search results for the query on that day, you could see that we weren’t delivering what people were asking for.”
“We realized that we needed to do better. So the day after the Grammy’s, we started work on a new type of visual search engine that put images front and center; Google Images,” the company stated. “In that way, Jennifer Lopez played an important role in the launch of one of our most popular products.”
Jennifer discussed the topic in her recent YouTube video, where she jokingly added, “I’m just wondering, where’s my check?” Google then followed up to JLo’s video post, presenting her with a mock-up of a business card calling her the “Chief Inspiration Officer, Google Images.”