Google showed an amazing vision of how AI will work with Gmail, Photos and more

Google showed an amazing vision of how AI will work with Gmail, Photos and more

A day after OpenAI impressed with ChatGPT’s improved AI model, Google showed an equally amazing vision of how AI will improve products used by billions of people every day.

The update, announced at its annual Google I/O developer conference, comes as the company tries to continue its core advertising business with new devices and AI-powered tools. Artificial intelligence took center stage during the event, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said at the end of the presentation the term “AI” was mentioned 120 times – as counted by AI platform Gemini.

During the keynote, Google showed how it wants its AI products to be a big part of users’ lives, such as by sharing information, interacting with others, finding objects around the house, creating schedules, shopping and using Android devices. Google basically wants its AI to be a part of everything you do.

Pichai kicked off the event by highlighting various new features powered by his latest AI model Gemini 1.5 Pro. A new feature, called Ask Photos, allows users to search photos for deeper insights, such as asking when your daughter learned to swim or remember your license plate number, by looking through saved photos.

He also showed how users can have Gemini 1.5 Pro summarize all the latest emails from your child’s school by analyzing attachments, and summarizing the main points and spitting out action items.

Meanwhile, Google executives took turns demonstrating other capabilities, such as how the latest model can “read” a textbook and turn it into a kind of AI lecture featuring a teacher answering questions.

Just a day earlier, OpenAI — one of the technology industry leaders in artificial intelligence — had launched a new AI model that it said would make ChatGPT’s chatbot smarter and easier to use. GPT-4o aims to make ChatGPT a digital personal assistant that can engage in real-time verbal conversations and interact using text and “vision.” It can view screenshots, photos, documents or charts uploaded by users and have conversations about them.

Google also showcased Gemini’s latest ability to take multiple types of input — the “multimodal” ability to accept text, voice or images — in direct response to ChatGPT’s efforts. A Google executive also pointed out virtual “teammates” that can help stay on top of to-do lists, organize data and manage workflow.

The company also highlighted search improvements by allowing users to ask more natural or more focused questions, and providing multiple versions of responses, such as in-depth or summarized results. It can also make targeted recommendations, such as recommending a kid-friendly restaurant in a certain location, or note what might be wrong with a gadget, such as a camera, by recording a video of the issue through Google Lens. The goal is to take the hard work out of searching on Google, the company said.

The company also briefly teased Project Astra, developed by Google’s AI lab DeepMind, which will allow AI assistants to help users’ daily lives by using the phone’s camera to interpret information about the real world, such as identifying objects and even finding misplaced items. It also hints at how it will work on augmented reality glasses.

Google says later this year it will integrate more AI functions into phones. For example, users will be able to drag and drop AI-generated images into Google Messages and Gmail and ask questions about YouTube videos and PDFs on Android devices.

And in a move that may interest many, a new built-in tool for Android will help detect suspicious activity in the middle of a call, such as fraudsters trying to impersonate users’ banks.

According to analyst Jacob Bourne, from market research firm Emarketer, it’s no surprise that AI was the main focus at Google’s developer conference this year.

“By showcasing its latest models and how they empower existing products with strong user reach, Google is showing how it can effectively differentiate itself from competitors,” he said.

He believes the adoption of the new tools will be an indicator of how well Google can adapt its search product to meet the demands of the generative AI era.

“To maintain its competitive edge and satisfy investors, Google needs to focus on translating its AI innovations into profitable products and services at scale,” he said.

As the company expands its AI footprint, it says it will introduce more safeguards to reduce the potential for abuse. Google is expanding its existing SynthID feature to detect AI-generated content. Last year, the tool added watermarks to AI-generated images and audio.

Google said it is also working with experts and institutions to test and improve capabilities in its new model.

While the company has doubled down on artificial intelligence in the past year, it has also faced significant roadblocks. Last year, shortly after introducing its generative AI tool – then called Bard and since renamed Gemini – Google’s share price plummeted after a video demo of the tool showed it producing factually inaccurate responses to questions about the James Webb Space Telescope.

Most recently, the company paused in February Gemini’s ability to generate images of people after it was blasted on social media for producing historically inaccurate images that largely showed people of color replacing White people.

Gemini, like other AI tools like ChatGPT, is trained on a lot of online data. Experts have long warned of weaknesses around AI tools, such as potential inaccuracies, biases and the spread of misinformation. Nevertheless, many companies continue to advance on AI or sharing tools.

Apple may be interested in licensing and building Google’s Gemini AI engine, which includes chatbots and other AI tools, into the upcoming iPhone and its iOS 18 features, Bloomberg reported in March. The company is also reportedly talking to ChatGPT creator OpenAI.

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