The Google I/O 2023 developer conference has always been a platform for showcasing innovative technology. This year’s event didn’t disappoint, as Google revealed an impressive array of advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), Android and Pixel devices, pushing the boundaries of what technology can do for us.
Google also presented Bard, its AI chatbot which has been significantly upgraded following its release a few months ago. It is now powered by PaLM 2 instead of LAMDA, and can code in 20 programming languages while integrating with Google services such as Maps and productivity apps.
The Android ecosystem had its share of exciting news too. Wear OS, now the fastest-growing watch platform, boasts five times the growth in active devices since the launch of Wear OS 3. Google also announced updates to the Find My Device feature, which can now utilise nearby Android devices to locate lost items while preserving privacy.
Google’s commitment to personal expression and customisation shone through with Material You and its various AI-assisted personalisation features. Magic Compose, Emoji, Cinematic, and AI-generated wallpapers will all be available in the upcoming Android update.
Pixel devices, long celebrated for their AI capabilities, are growing in popularity. The fastest-growing OEM in the premium category, Google unveiled new devices like the Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, and the highly anticipated Pixel Fold. The new hardware features Google’s custom tensor G2 chip, while the Pixel Fold, priced at $1,799, boasts the thinnest foldable design and the most durable hinge on the market.
Google I/O 2023 was a testament to the tech giant’s commitment to bold, responsible AI and its dedication to its mission, to “Organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” As the company continues to innovate and develop groundbreaking technologies, we are excited by what the future holds.
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