Microsoft Build 2018 started Tuesday and is, but now Google is competing for your future attention with its own annual Google I/O developers conference. Unlike the hardware-centric , I/O focuses mostly on software and how to to get the most out of those devices.
Before the conference started, Google announced it hadits Google Research as Google AI. That should give you some idea of its overall direction. It also announced the official version of its embedded smart operating system, .
CEO Sundar Pichai kicked things off by discussing how AI helps everyone, especially improving health care diagnoses and predictions and.
Subsequent to keynote day, we heard more aboutand the very cool-sounding for building VR walkthroughs, with . And puts the future of gaming in your hand.
We also opine aboutand wonder if he smarter, more human-like Google Assistant just ?
Google's competitor to Amazon Echo is now 2 years old; even younger if you start counting from when the first hardware product, Google Home, became available. This year, it gets a slew of new capabilities, a lot of them coming this summer:
- And it can train your kids to be more polite
- LG has embedded it in some of its TVs
- You can now fully customize Google Routines
- On phones, you can now order carryout and lots more
- Or heck,
And nowand a whole host of smart home products.
Google released thein March, but a lot can change in a few months. Today we saw the official update of Android P, along with some new features:
- AI-driven auto brightness, Adaptive Brightness
- predict your next task
- New system navigation for multitasking and one-handed use, using gestures and vertical controls
- And Google wants to help with your digital well-being, delivering the stats on your screentime and more to
To help drive machine-learning use in applications, Google rolled out ML Kit. You can. And not just on Google's phones, but on the
Here are the enhancements you'll be seeing in its mobile apps:
- Photos will suggest actions for you to perform with photos and
- comes to the camera apps on a bunch of non-Google phones, adds smart text selection and more
Android P will give Android gestures like the iPhone X: Google's vision of Android P is now a lot less hazy. But the company still won't tell us what the "P" stands for.
Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet: Experimental technology called Duplex, rolling out soon in a limited release, makes you think you're talking to a real person.
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