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:
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.
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.
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).
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.