Highlights from Google I/O 2023: AI-driven Future

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Google I/O 2023 showcased 25 innovative products that will harness the power of Google’s advanced AI, PaLM 2, which has applications far beyond Google Bard.

The new products are designed to automate and streamline a variety of tasks, from generating images based on text descriptions to transcribing voice to text. They are integrated into well-known tools for office productivity in Google Workspace, cloud storage in Google Drive, email in Gmail, and photo editing in Google Photos.

Gmail‘s new application will feature automated email writing, while Google Maps has been revamped to provide immersive 3D views of routes reminiscent of a video game, ensuring you never lose your way. Google Photos will enhance lighting and object capture, enabling users to move objects within photos.

These products utilize the Tensor G2 processor, featured in Google’s top-of-the-line phones. With an 8MP camera, four speakers, and AI applications for calls and video calls, they promise enhanced image and sound quality. Designed for multitasking, these products aim to overcome a common shortcoming of Android tablets: powerful hardware with suboptimal software.

PaLM 2: The Next-Generation Language Model

PaLM 2, Google’s next-generation language model, emerged as the star of the event. This new model is the Google equivalent of ChatGPT’s GPT 4. It’s multi-lingual and designed for programming, making it especially appealing in the computing world.

One of the most surprising applications of PaLM 2 is in the field of medicine. For instance, it can analyze X-rays and mammograms to provide diagnoses. Google claims it has reached an “expert” level in answering questions from U.S. medical licensing exams.

Android 14 Peeks Out

Though not the primary focus of the event, Android 14 also made a brief appearance. Stay tuned for more updates on this and more from Google I/O 2023!

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