Monday, 10 July 2017

Google IO 2017 Hightlights

Google I/O 2017 is a major event for all Google watchers It's where the firm reveals what it's been working on in the past year and gives a glimpse at what's to come.


Here's what Google announced at the keynote last night:

AI chips


In December 2016, Google publicly revealed how it was using specially designed 

artificial intelligence chips to improve its translation services in that way. The new unit 

has been designed to be able to handle machine learning training and the firm 

says it is able to deliver 180 teraflops of the performance.

Smart reply in Gmail



All Gmail users are now they can able to use a machine learning system that

reads messages and suggests replies. For example, if a question is asked within 

an email the system will recommend a response. The feature was first launched 

on Google Inbox but has now been expanded. The smart reply system will be 

available in the iOS and the Android Gmail apps.

Google Assistant on iPhone




Google is stepping on Siri's doorstep with its new app for iPhones. Its Google Assistant 

personal AI will be available as an iPhone and iPad app for the first time. 

The Assistant was first announced last year and has only been on Google 

Home, the Google Pixel and a range of other Android phones. As well as this, 

Google said the Assistant will be able to be used in different languages.

Google Home


Visual Responses and providing more control over your favourite entertainment 

by support of more music/video services to your chromecast or TV.

It will also be turned into a hands-free phone with voice calling enabled. These 

Calls will be personalised based on the voice of the person asking. The Home 

device will also be able to push results (such as YouTube videos) to connected 

phones and TVs that have Chromecast devices connected.

Android O


Google announced its upcoming version of the Android operating system. At the 

time, Android O was only in a developer preview. At Google I/O, the company 

announced it would be available to beta testers from today (May 16).

Virtual reality



At I/Oc Google confirmed it was working on wireless, self-contained headsets 

and that they'd be launched in 'late 2017'.

 Google added it is working with both HTC and Lenovo on two headsets but 

that's about all the company has revealed. even pictures of the VR headsets yet.

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