Google IO 2017 – Highlights on Keynote

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Google IO 2017

Mobile first to AI first – Put ML/AI on rendering service to the mobile

Gmail being conversational.

Word error rate reduction in voice recognition.

Image recognition – Context based.

Google Lens

Vision based computing assistant.

Google Home –

Neural beam helped in reducing the number of microphones in google home.

AI first data centers.

Machine learning – 2 elements – 1) Training and 2) Inference

Cloud TPU – Google compute engine. Possible ML/AI through cloud computations.

Google.ai –

  1. State of the art research
  2. Tools
  3. Applied AI

AutoMF

Learning to Learn

  1. Healthcare – Pathology – 89%
  2. Biology – Understanding the sea life endangered animals
  3. Chemistry – Drug discovery
  4. Auto draw – Suggestion on hand scribbled images

Google assistant –

Conversational – 1) Adding Typing support to assistants – 2) Visual translation

Always available – Available on iPhone – Google assistant SDK – More languages support

Ready to help – Rolled across multiple form factors – TV, Wearable, Mobile, etc.

Actions on google – 3rd party integration – End to end purchases from stores.

Other significant additions to google home includes the following –

  1. Proactive assistance
  2. Hands free calling – Personalized calling – Link your number
  3. Bluetooth support to google home
  4. More entertainment options
  5. Visual responses

Google Photos –

  1. Suggested sharing
  2. Shared Libraries
  3. Photo books
  4. Google Lens to photos

YouTube/TV

  1. On Demand – Any screen

TV

  1. 360 video on TV
  2. Live 360
  3. SuperChat – Paid chat to get attention of the host

Android

O developer preview

  1. Fluid experiences
  2. Picture in Picture
  3. Notification Dots
  4. Auto-fill with Google
  5. Smart text selection
  6. On device machine learning – 1) TensorFlowLite 2) Neural networking API

 

Vitals

  1. Security – Google play protect
  2. OS optimization – Boot time
  3. Developer Tools – In studio tool improvements

KOTLIN – A new developer language for Android

Android Go

  1. OS – Optimized – Super light
  2. Apps – Chrome data saver – YouTube Go
  3. Google Play

VR/AR

VR

  1. Day dream
  2. Standalone VR – easy to use and presence

AR

  1. Tango
  2. Google visual positioning service
  3. Education – Google expeditions with AR

 

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