1. Sundar takes the stage at GoogleIO, sharing how we’re building a more helpful Google for everyone.
2. Smart canvas is a new experience in GoogleWorkspace that makes Docs, Sheets and Slides more flexible and connected, including:
– @ mentions
– Pageless formats
– Assisted writing
– Emoji reactions in Docs 👏
– Present to Meet
3. Many of the world’s greatest challenges will require a new kind of computing to tackle them. We’re on a path to develop an error-corrected quantum computer within the decade — a journey that begins at our googlequantumai campus.
— Google (@Google) May 18, 2021
4. If one of your passwords has been compromised, a new feature in Chrome on Android can change them for you with just one tap. Look for the Assistant button next to supported sites in your Password Manager.
5. With Locked Folder in googlephotos, you can add photos to a passcode protected space and they won’t show up as you scroll through Photos or other apps on your phone. Locked Folder is launching first on Google Pixel, and more Android devices throughout the year.
6. Multitask Unified Model (MUM) — our latest AI milestone — has the potential to transform how Google helps you with complex information tasks.
7. For many students, their homework might not be in a language they’re comfortable with. Lens can now help you access educational content from the web in 100+ languages, so you can snap a photo of a science problem and get help in your language. 📚
8. If you’ve ever wanted to see Megan Rapinoe, Naomi Osaka or Simone Biles perform their impressive feats up close, now you can. We’re bringing some of the world’s best athletes to AR in Search.
9. If you open up GoogleMaps on a Tuesday morning, you probably want coffee spots. At 5pm, you might want to see places to grab dinner. Soon Maps will tailor what you see on the map based on things like the time of day or where you are.
10. The Shopping Graph uses AI to understand products, sellers, brands, reviews, and inventory data from sellers, connecting people with 24 billion listings from merchants across the web — so it’s easier to go from inspiration to purchase. 🛍️
11. More merchants on Google = more choices for shoppers. Now any one of Shopify’s more than 1.7 million merchants can more easily feature their products across Google, including Search, Images, Maps and YouTube, in just a few clicks.
12. You may not realize how many pictures you take with a specific object or theme, but GooglePhotos can. Soon when we find a set of 3 or more photos with similarities like shape or color, we’ll highlight these little patterns for you in your Memories.
13. When you’re trying to get the perfect photo, you usually take the same shot a few times. GooglePhotos will use machine learning to fill in the gaps between two similar photos and create a vivid, moving image. 🎞️ These Cinematic moments will be available across Android & iOS.
14. We’re making it easier to choose the content you look back on. You can prevent photos of certain people or time periods from showing up in Memories in just a few taps. We’re also making it possible to remove a single photo from a Memory, rename it or remove it entirely.
15. ✨ Announcing Material You, a transformation in design at Google ✨
Be a co-creator of your digital experiences. Coming first to Pixel with Android12
Learn more about the MaterialDesign
16. We first introduced @Android in 2008 — and now there are 3 billion active Android devices around the world. 🤯
— Google (@Google) May 18, 2021
18. Android has a new look. Inspired by Material You, we’ve rethought the entire experience for Android12, from colors to shapes, light and motion. It’s more personal and expressive — a one-of-a-kind design, just for you.
19. We’re combining the best of wearosbygoogle and SamsungMobile Tizen into a unified wearable platform. ⌚ Apps will start faster, battery life will be longer and you’ll have more choice than ever before, from devices to apps and watch faces.
20. We’re making the biggest update ever to wearosbygoogle, including new capabilities for Google apps — like turn-by-turn navigation in Google Maps, or downloading songs from YouTube Music for offline listening… even if you leave your phone behind.
21. Photography plays an important role in shaping how people see you and how you see yourself. That’s why we’ve been working with industry experts like @thekirakelly, @micaiah_carter & @deunivory to build a more accurate and equitable camera for people of color. ImageEquity
22. Advances in AI can not only help clinicians triage patients more effectively, they can also help solve big health challenges. GoogleIO
Imagine a magic window, and through that window you see another person, life-size and in three dimensions.
— Google (@Google) May 18, 2021
24. 2 billion people globally suffer from skin conditions. Our CE-marked AI-powered dermatology tool will help people research common skin conditions.
Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be back at I/O. At Google, the past year has given renewed purpose to our mission, to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We continue to approach that mission with a singular goal, building a more helpful Google for everyone. For over a decade, we’ve been pushing documents toward collaborative, linked content inspired by the web. Smart canvas is our next big step. And this fall, we’re excited to bring Meet directly into Docs, Sheets, and Slides for the first time. Today I’m excited to share our latest breakthrough in natural language understanding, LaMDA.
It’s a language model for dialogue applications. Natural conversations are generative and they never take the same path twice. LaMDA is able to carry a conversation, no matter what we talk about. Let’s see what happened when we talked to a paper airplane. What’s the worst place you’ve ever landed?
That would have to be in a puddle. I was just barely still intact, so I was stuck there for a few minutes. It was quite annoying. But it is still trained only on text. So we need to build models that allow people to naturally ask questions across different types of information. These are called multimodal models. For example, when you say, show me the part where the lion roars at sunset, we will get you to that exact moment in a video.
Two years ago at I/O, I announced auto-delete. We’ve since made auto-delete the default for all new Google accounts. Now after 18 months we automatically delete your activity data. And this is now active for over two billion accounts. We want to free everyone from password pain. Password alerts will let you know if we detect any of your saved passwords have become compromised in a third-party breach. And a quick fix feature in Chrome, the assistant will help you navigate directly to your compromised accounts and change your passwords in seconds. Today, I’m excited to announce the TPU V4.
A single V4 pod contains 4096 V4 chips. And each part has 10x the interconnect bandwidth per chip at scale compared to any other networking technology. Achieving our quantum milestone was a tremendous accomplishment, but we are still at the very beginning of a multi-year journey. We hope to one day create an error-corrected quantum computer. And success could mean everything from increasing battery efficiency to creating more sustainable energy to improved drug discovery and so much more. You might ask, I’ve hiked Mount Adams. Now, I want to hike Mount Fuji next fall. What should I do differently to prepare? But search engines today can’t answer it directly because it’s so conversational and nuanced. MUM is changing the game with its language understanding capabilities, it’s highlighting that Mount Fuji is roughly the same elevation as Mount Adams, but fall is the rainy season in Mount Fuji, so you might need a waterproof jacket. You’ve gotta scan the floor. So let’s scan the area. Whoa, and she’s here. Yes! And she goes for the triple double. This is very accurate. Nails it.
Around the world, people use Lens to translate over a billion words every day. So now, we’re rolling out a new capability that combines visual translation with educational content from the web. For instance, you can easily snap a photo of a science problem and Lens will provide learning resources in your preferred language. Advances in AI are helping us reimagine what a map can be. This year alone we’re on track to release more than a hundred AI driven improvements. We’re adding prominent virtual street signs to help you navigate complex intersections. We’re bringing it indoors to help you get around some of the hardest to navigate buildings. Google Maps will soon give you the option to take the most fuel-efficient route. At scale this has potential to significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption. More than a billion times a day, people are shopping across Google. Shopping inspiration often strikes when we see something we like in the world around us. When you view any screenshots in Google Photos, there will be a suggestion to search the photo with Lens. You’ll see organic search results that can help you find that pair of shoes or browse similar styles. Today, there are more than four trillion photos and videos stored in Google Photos. Soon, we’re launching Little Patterns. Little Patterns show the magic in everyday moments, by identifying not so obvious patterns in the photos you take and resurfacing them to you. Beauty is personal. To face this challenge, we imagined Material You – a new design that includes you as a co-creator. Letting you transform the look and feel of all your apps. Just this week, we crossed an amazing milestone. There are now three billion active Android devices around the world. So let’s start by taking a look at our new UI for Android. We’ve overhauled everything, revamping the way we use color, shapes, light, and motion, inspired by Material You. We’ve got something new planned for Google Pixel using what we call color extraction. The system creates a custom palette based on the colors in my photo. The result is a one-of-a-kind design, just for you. Samsung and Google have a long history of collaborating and now we’re combining the best of our two operating systems into a unified platform focused on faster performance, longer battery life and a thriving developer community. To make smartphone photography truly for everyone, we’ve been working with a group of industry experts to build a more accurate and inclusive camera. We’re making auto white balance adjustments and algorithmically reducing stray light to bring out natural brown tones and prevent the over brightening and desaturation of darker skin tones. We’ve been working to make mammography better and now we’re collaborating with Northwestern Medicine on an investigative device research study to better understand how AI can apply to the breast cancer screening process. Technology can and should help close the equity gap. We were all grateful to have video conferencing over the last year, but there is no substitute for being together in the room with someone. So several years ago, we kicked off a project to use technology to explore what’s possible. We call it Project Starline. It’s early, and currently available in just a few of our offices, but we thought it’d be fun to give you a look at people experiencing it for the first time. Using high-resolution cameras and custom-built depth sensors, we capture your shape and appearance from multiple perspectives. And we have developed a breakthrough light field display that shows you the realistic representation of someone sitting right in front of you in three dimensions. By 2030, we aim to operate on carbon-free energy, 24/7. And today I’m excited to announce we are the first company to implement carbon intelligent load shifting across both time and place within our data center network. Investments like these are needed to get to 24/7 carbon-free energy, and it’s happening right here in Mountain View too. We are building our new campus to the highest sustainability standards. Over the past year, we have seen how technology can be used to help billions of people through the most difficult of times. It’s made us more committed than ever to our goal of building a more helpful Google for everyone. I hope to see you in person next year.