Google is just done with its I/O 2018 keynote and this event was packed with new announcements. Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google has made some exciting announcements about upcoming Android update, new Google Assistant voice, a fresh AI etc.
Google Announced These 10 Upcoming Hotshot Things In Google I/O 2018
1. John Legend as Google Assistant Voice
Google is adding variety to its virtual assistant soon. Along with the original voice, customers can choose between 6 other voices. The biggest news is that John Legend will also lend his voice to the Google assistant this year.
2. New Android
A new digital wellbeing dashboard will take place of the old three-button navigation. Android P will also become a part of Google’s mobile OS. This new android is packed with some exciting features and will reach to us later this year. There is an introduction of new Dashboard which specifically means to show “how you’re spending time on your device, including tie spent in apps, how many times you’ve unlocked your phone, and how many notifications you’ve received.
3. Google Assistant with Smart Displays
The company will unveil first Smart Displays with built-in Assistant in July this year. Devices running on same software will give tough competition to Amazon’s Echo.
4. Google Duplex on its way
Google assistant is updated in a way which enables it to talk to people in a way where no one can tell if it’s an AI talking to a person. You heard it right, we all believed so when Sundar Pichai played a recording of a call between Google Assistant and a hair salon.
5. Updates in Google Maps
Google is updating its map into a complete social experience that will target Foursquare and Yelp. A new tab called For You enables you to follow a particular neighborhood to check new business and restaurant that are in trend among different users. You can even shortlist a place to eat when you are with friends.
6. Gmail can now draft your emails
Google is working on a new idea called ‘Smart Compose’ in its smart reply feature. AI in Smart Compose helps the users to draft emails faster from scratch.
7. New Editing Features in Google photos
New editing features are to be introduced in Google Photos. These new features let the users change the color of the background and separate the subject from there. It can also colorize your old black and white pictures. Google will also make suggestions for quick fixes in your pictures like “fix saturation.”
8. Addition of Augmented Reality Directions
This new addition will definitely be a help for people navigating new areas. All you have to do is to point your camera towards ay direction, and AI will be paired with Street View data, that will give an interactive, turn-by-turn AR experience while you’re moving.
9. You can copy text that is in front of your eyes into your phone
Google Lens will let the users copy the text from the real world, say an address, into your phone. All you have to do is to grab the text and paste that text into a text field on your mobile. A “style match” feature will also be introduced by the company, that will help users to identify a clothing item and buy it from a particular retailer.
10. Google news now supported by AI
Google news apps are being updated largely by AI now. “It uses artificial intelligence to analyze all the content published to the web at any moment, and organize all of those articles, videos, and more into storylines. It sports the ones you might be interested in and puts them in your briefing” says the company.