10 Exciting Announcements from Google I/O 2024

Published On Wed May 15 2024
10 Exciting Announcements from Google I/O 2024

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Google is gearing up to share a slew of news around AI and Search at its I/O developer conference on May 14, and we expect a ton of announcements around Gemini, Android, Search, and more. The company couldn't even wait till its own keynote to let us in on what it's been cooking, and has already teased us with a video of an intriguing camera-based AI feature on its social accounts.

Live Coverage of Google I/O 2024

Based on what we know so far, this is shaping up to be an hours-long launch event chock full of announcements. If you can't watch Google's I/O 2024 keynote for that much time, or prefer a text-and-images approach, we've got the live blog for you. Our reporters Karissa Bell and Sam Rutherford will be at Shoreline Amphitheater to bring you the news live, with backup from the entire Engadget home team. Come back around 12pm ET on May 14th to hang with us as we cover all the updates from Google I/O 2024!

Google and AI Automation

Google is adding Gemini-powered AI automation to more tasks in Workspace. In its Tuesday Google I/O keynote, the company said its advanced Gemini 1.5 Pro will soon be available in the Workspace side panel as “the connective tissue across multiple applications with AI-powered workflows,” as AI grows more intelligent, learns more about you, and automates more of your workflow. Read the full story here.

Google's Gemini Flash AI model

Responsibly Building AI

Google, like most of its AI peers, plans to use watermarking to increase transparency around AI-generated content with SynthID. Those watermarks will be expanding to AI-generated video and text. SynthID is a tool that Google is making so that it's easy to detect AI-generated content. We’re getting into the "building AI responsibly" portion, with a look at Google's approach to red-teaming, the process for looking for threats, "problematic" outputs, and other issues that might cause problems for Google (and maybe the rest of us).

Gemini's New Features

We're getting a deeper dive into Gemini Flash, a "lighter weight" Gemini model that has lower latency and is more efficient. It sounds like this is meant for developers and organizations that don't need the full power of Gemini 1.5 Pro but still want to take advantage of multimodal capabilities.

Google's annual developer conference 'Google I/O 2024'

Google's Gemini AI systems can do a lot, judging by today's I/O keynote. That includes the option to set up a virtual teammate with its own Workspace account. Read the full story here.

Android Updates

The Google I/O event is here, and the company is announcing lots of great updates for your Android device. Gemini Nano is getting multimodal support, meaning your Android will still process text but with a better understanding of other factors like sights, sounds, and spoken language.

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Chip is essentially an AI coworker.. it can analyze shared documents, schedule meetings, and track projects across your company's workspace. It sounds like organizations will be able to customize their own versions of Chip to suit their needs.