Google just wrapped up its Google I/O keynote day, during which it unveiled some very significant changes to its Pixel portfolio and demonstrated the most recent developments in AI. Here is a list of all of the most significant announcements that was announced during the Google I/O 2023.
Search Generative Experience
A significant change to Google Search is coming in the shape of something called AI snapshots.
Users will begin to see AI-powered answers at the very top of their search results for select queries after they choose to use the new Search Generative Experience (SGE) feature, which can give the search additional context. The new PaLM 2 large language model (LLM), which Google also unveiled at Google I/O 2023, is the engine behind these AI snapshots. The new model, which has advancements in reasoning, coding, and translation, is already powering 25 Google services, including the company’s Bard chatbot.
Google Bard Public Access
At Google I/O 2023, Google declared that anyone can now use its AI-powered chatbot, regardless of whether they were on the queue. A number of additional features are also being added by the company, including support for the Japanese and Korean languages and a simpler method for exporting created text to Google Docs and Gmail.
In the future, Google aims to offer more capabilities in addition to the current dark mode and visual search tools. That includes interfaces with third-party businesses like OpenTable and Instacart as well as AI image generation using Adobe’s AI image generator, Firefly.
Google has said that it will also be delivering new Android features that are powered by AI. One of these capabilities, called Magic Compose, will be available in the Messages app for Android and allow users to reply to texts using AI-generated suggestions for words.
Additionally, a feature that enables users to design their own wallpaper using AI is being added. Soon, users will be able to describe an image, and the device will create it using Google’s text-to-image diffusion technique, as opposed to having to select from a list of predefined possibilities.
Google also revealed Duet AI, a new moniker for the AI toolkit that it is introducing to Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and Gmail during the Google I/O 2023. These Workspace capabilities, according to the announcements, allow users to do things like create graphics from text in Slides or compose emails, but they are presently only accessible to people who sign up for its waitlist.
Google Photos Magic Editor
New AI-powered editing tools are coming to Google Photos that will allow one to make some pretty big changes to a photo, such as brightening the sky, repositioning a person or item, and removing background subjects. Later this year, a limited number of Pixel customers will receive early access to this experience called Magic Editor.
Codey, a brand-new tool for code completion and generation, was also announced at Google I/O 2023. It’s essential for various man-made intelligence driven coding instruments being sent off today and is likewise Google’s solution to GitHub’s Copilot, a talk device utilized for posing inquiries about coding. As per the announcements, Codey has been trained to respond to prompts related to coding as well as general Google Cloud-related questions.
Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 7A
With the introduction of the Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and the reasonably priced Pixel 7A, Google’s Pixel lineup took center stage throughout the Google I/O 2023. Google’s first foldable device, the $1,799 Pixel Fold, has a 5.8-inch exterior OLED screen that unfolds to show a bigger 7.6-inch display that is also an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. Also available is the $499 new 11-inch Pixel Tablet. The device’s magnetic charging dock, which also serves as a speaker, allows it to work as both a standard tablet and a smart display.
Moreover, Google added the Pixel 7A to its midrange A-series lineup. The device includes Google’s Tensor G2 chip, along with a 6.1-inch 1080p display that can operate at up to 90Hz, just like the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet.
Wear OS 4
According to the announcements, Google is preparing Wear OS 4 even though Wear OS 3 hasn’t yet finished rolling out to all users. The revised OS will have better battery life, a mechanism for customers to back up and restore their watches, and new accessibility capabilities. Smart home integrations are also added to Wear OS 4, enabling you to manage media, adjust lighting, and view animated camera notification previews all from your watch. For the time being, Wear OS 4 is only accessible through a developer preview and emulator. Full availability is expected later this year.
Google Home App
On May 11, the revamped Google Home app will stop being a public preview that is only accessible by invitation and will finally be open to all users. A new Favorites page, an improved camera interface, and compatibility for a wide range of new device types are just a few of the significant upgrades to the redesigned app.