artificial intelligence everywhere
Right from the start of the conference, Sundar Pichai informed developers about new Google Maps achievements, covering everything from forest fire warnings to helping people find new crown vaccination spots.
In addition, the map team has also increased the number of buildings in Africa by 5 times, and the number of buildings in India has also increased by 2 times. This does not mean that Google "built" more buildings in these places, but refers to the fineness of the map. It has been improved. Buildings that were not displayed on the map can now appear, and the number of details has increased significantly.
The reason why they can get such an obvious improvement in detail is that they combined artificial intelligence to detect satellite images, and this artificial intelligence was used as a key word throughout the entire conference, including the Google search introduced next.
In the future, Google search will introduce the Multisearch near me function. After that, Pichai showed this function: take a photo of the faucet, add a search phrase: repair the parts of this thing, and finally end with "near me", search The engine will mark the nearby shops where the part can be purchased on the map.
Artificial intelligence technology is also used in the field of visual search. Google then launched the Scene exploration function, which turns your mobile phone into a smart eye and helps you quickly find the small item you think of in a pile of similar things.
Next, Google further promoted the work of skin color diversity, and they introduced the Monk Skin Tone Scale (Monk Skin Tone Scale), which is used to measure the skin color of different ethnic groups, and then help people to fit more suitable filter effects.
Google Photos will launch the Real Tone filter function later this year. With the help of the Munch scale, there are more levels of skin color measurement, and the skin beauty filter must also achieve "thousands of people and thousands of faces".
Google has been iterating on AI technology, and the Google Assistant is the app that best showcases their results.
So this time they launched Look and Talk and Quick Phrases (quick phrases) features, the former allows users to glance at the Nest device at home, and then speak directly to the Google Assistant to have a conversation, eliminating the need for wake words; the latter is also To help users omit wake words and simply say quick phrases, they can quickly control smart home devices.
LaMDA, launched last year, received a major version update at this I/O conference. In short, it is a natural voice dialogue platform. As LaMDA continues to iterate, Google Assistant will become more and more "smart".
One day, when we chat with it, it will be no different from a real person.
We can't help but find that the update points in the first half of this conference are scattered, mostly small upgrade points, but they are all attached to the main line of artificial intelligence and have been evolving upwards. Google has been working hard in the field of artificial intelligence for many years. Farming, and in return, Google's various divisions are bearing fruit.
The Pixel family blossoms
Google's first active noise-cancelling headphones are here. The Pixel Buds Pro's headphone box is not much different from the old one, but there are things inside.
The earphone body has canceled the earhook design, and the whole is more concise and capable. A single earphone weighs 6.1 grams, contains a custom 6-core audio chip, and supports the Bluetooth 5.0 protocol to achieve active/call noise reduction. Of course, the transparent mode will not be absent. , and even offers spatial audio capabilities.
With Google's new multi-device collaboration strategy, Pixel Buds Pro can switch synchronously with the replacement of playback devices. In terms of battery life, the Pixel Buds Pro body can achieve 12 hours of music playback time at a time, and when noise reduction is turned on, this score is 7 hours. If the charging case is added, the battery life is 33 hours/20 hours respectively.
The earphones are priced at $199 and pre-orders start on July 21.
In addition, they also previewed a wave of Pixel Watch by the way. Its appearance is exactly the same as the previous spy photos, it is very round, the surface is polished as smooth as jade, and there is only a rotating crown with tactile feedback on the right side.
Pixel Watch is equipped with a new version of WearOS, supports the new Google wallet, and it also deeply integrates Fitbit functions. Google completed the acquisition of Fitbit at the beginning of last year, and we finally have the opportunity to see the new Fitbit under the Google system.
It’s a pity that the above are all previews, and the Pixel Watch will not officially meet consumers until this fall’s hardware conference.
In addition to the watch, Google also previewed a tablet product that will be launched in 2023: the Pixel Tablet.
There is very little information about it, we only know that it looks like the screen on the front of the Nest Hub Max, and it will be equipped with Android 13L system.
Finally, near the end, Google released a short video. The beginning of the clip shows that there is a language barrier between members of an immigrant family. This situation is not uncommon in this multi-ethnic region of the United States. How to help people to achieve barrier-free communication and communication is Google has been working on it. Research topics, so they made an AR glasses.
This glasses product, which looks lighter and more traditional than Google Glass, uses AR technology to project text on the lens, and the user wears it to communicate face-to-face with people. Text, understand what the other person is saying.
However, the glasses that appear in this short film may not necessarily become real objects. Google just gave us a vision of barrier-free communication. As for the future effect, I am looking forward to it.
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