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Google I/O 2024 highlights: Alphabet announces lighter Gemini 1.5 Flash

Google I/O 2024: The Google event is being held a day after OpenAI launched a faster and cheaper version of its ChatGPT model
Sundar Pichai speaks during his keynote address at the Google I/O developers conference.
Sundar Pichai speaks during his keynote address at the Google I/O developers conference.

Alphabet on Tuesday showed how it is building on artificial intelligence across its businesses, including a beefed-up Gemini chatbot and improvements to search, as it faces growing competition from OpenAI and other rivals. The Google I/O event serves as a critical indicator of the company's competitive position in the field of technology. During the conference, Google is set to launch the Android 15, the next version of its operating system. It is also expected to unveil a host of updates to its most advanced AI technology called Gemini....Read More

The Google I/O conference is held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.

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May 15, 2024 2:31 AM IST

Biggest Google I/O 2024 announcements

Project Astra: AI assistant of the future that uses video and voice recognition to deliver contextual responses to your questions.

Google Workspace: Google rolled out ‘Gemini’ to even more popular Google services, like Gmail, which can summarize emails that are part of a longer email chains.

More AI in Android

Google search with AI

Google Veo: Creating realistic, detailed videos based on user's request

May 15, 2024 1:00 AM IST

Sundar Pichai asks Google's Gemini model ‘how many times AI was mentioned’ during his presentation. It responds…

Well aware of how much attention is centered on the technology, Sundar Pichai ended a nearly two-hour succession of presentations by asking Google's Gemini model how many times AI had been mentioned. The count: 120, and then the tally edged up by one more when Pichai said, “AI,” yet again.

The increased AI emphasis will bring new risks to an internet ecosystem that depends heavily on digital advertising as its financial lifeblood.

May 15, 2024 12:11 AM IST

Google says filmmaker experimented with its AI model Imagen 3

Google said that filmmaker Donald Glover has experimented with its AI. The company also previewed a new text-to-image model, Imagen 3, and it touted other artist collaborations

May 14, 2024 11:46 PM IST

Google I/O 2024: Google Gemini plans for the present, and a complex future

Here's a second snapshot, of all things Google. Updates across Gemini models including Nano and Pro, a new and lightweight Gemini 1.5 Flash, a conversational AI functionality called Gemini Live, something called Gems, Generative AI in Search, next generations of generative AI tools Veo and Imagen as well as an eye on the future with Gemma models. Deep dive

May 14, 2024 11:25 PM IST

‘We are in very early days of AI platforms’: Sundar Pichai at Google I/O event

"We are in the very early days of AI platforms," Pichai said. "We see so much opportunity for creators or developers or startups or everyone helping to (advance) those opportunities - is what Gemini is all about."

May 14, 2024 11:21 PM IST

Google announces scaled-down version of Gemini, ‘1.5 Flash’

Google announced a scaled-down version of Gemini called 1.5 Flash, which aims to lower the cost of deploying AI and speed up responses. Like the more capable version, Flash can take in large amounts of data while being optimized for chat applications, video and image captioning.

May 14, 2024 11:09 PM IST

Google announces improvements to Gemini 1.5 Pro models

Google also announced improvements to its Gemini Pro 1.5 model that is capable of making sense of a massive amount of data. On Tuesday, Google said it was doubling that amount, to 2 million tokens, meaning the AI potentially could answer questions when given thousands of pages of text or more than an hour of video to ingest in a single prompt

May 14, 2024 10:53 PM IST

Google I/O LIVE: Alphabet unveils ‘Ask Photos’ to search across photos and videos through Gemini

Ask Photos, a new feature coming to Google Photos, will make it easier to search across your photos and videos with the help of Gemini models.

May 14, 2024 10:46 PM IST

Google I/O LIVE: Gemini 1.5 Pro with 1 million token long context video launched

Gemini 1.5 Pro, with a 1 million token long context window, is now available with Gemini Advanced in 35+ languages.

May 14, 2024 10:39 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: ‘2 billion Google user products use AI tool Gemini’, says Sundar Pichai

“Today all of our 2 billion user products use Gemini. But we’re still in the beginning of our Gemini era,” says Sundar Pichai

May 14, 2024 10:38 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: Sundar Pichai announces AI Overviews roll out in US

“Starting today, AI Overviews will begin rolling out to everyone in the U.S, with more countries coming soon,” announces Sundar Pichai

May 14, 2024 10:34 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: ‘We have invested in AI for more than a decade’, says CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai: ‘We have been investing in AI for more than a decade’

May 14, 2024 9:58 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: Countdown to mega announcement begins

Google's I/O event is just half an hours away. Be ready for power-packed announcements in the annual event

May 14, 2024 9:30 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: ‘Alphabet will admit it got AI wrong’, claims exper

“Alphabet will freely admit it has gotten AI wrong, but the important thing is to show it is committed to AI and that it has the resources to be a leader,” Tim Pagliara, chairman and chief investment officer at Capwealth Advisors, told Bloomberg. “It has to show it is making progress while not creating unrealistic expectations for what it can do," he added.

May 14, 2024 8:58 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: Alphabet might feature Gemini prominently

Google might feature Gemini AI prominently at the Google I/O 2024. Artificial intelligence helped drive the Silicon Valley tech giant's business, according to Alphabet and Google chief Sundar Pichai. "We are well under way with our Gemini era and there's great momentum across the company," Pichai was quoted by AFP as saying

May 14, 2024 8:39 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: What's Pixie AI assistant, expected to be unveiled by Google?

Google is expected to unveil a new Pixel-exclusive virtual assistant powered by Gemini called 'Pixie'. The new assistant could not just be limited to text or voice input, but users could also be able to share images with Pixie.

May 14, 2024 8:22 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: Tech giant likely to roll out new updates for WearOS 5

Google is expected to roll out new updates for WearOS 5, the Android operating system designed for smartwatches and other wearables. Though, the details are scarce, Google is expected to come with a new Watch Face format.

May 14, 2024 8:03 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: Alphabet hit by AI missteps this year.

Alphabet has been dogged by perceived AI missteps, including with its Gemini image generator earlier this year and a chatbot in 2023, Bloomberg reported. The idea that information derived from AI may not be reliably accurate was seen as a risk, especially for Google, which has a dominant market share in internet search.

May 14, 2024 7:48 PM IST

Google I/O 2024 LIVE: Android 15 to new Gemini AI, what to expect?

Google is set to host its annual developers conference Google I/O 2024 on Tuesday where the Sundar Pichai-led big tech firm is expected to unveil several products and software updates including Android 15, Google Pixel Fold 2, Gemini AI, Wear OS 5, and Google TV at the event. Deep dive

May 14, 2024 7:36 PM IST

Google IO 2024 Live: ‘Things aren’t as dire', says expert on Alphabet's AI progress

Ahead of Google I/O event, here's what experts think about the tech giant's efforts in the field of AI

“Alphabet is in a unique position to show it is making progress, that it can re-right the AI ship, that things aren’t as dire as people thought,” David Mazza, chief executive officer at Roundhill Investments, told Bloomberg.

“The results are more than enough to support the stock in the near term, but the event offers an opportunity for an upside surprise, and if it can show off, what better time?” he added.

May 14, 2024 7:15 PM IST

Google IO 2024 Live: What are investors expecting from event?

Investors are hotly anticipating the company’s Google I/O annual developers conference Tuesday, where it’s expected to unveil AI features for its search business and broader ecosystem. Bank of America wrote that the event “could help solidify the case for Google (and the Android ecosystem) as a net AI beneficiary.”

May 14, 2024 6:57 PM IST

Google IO 2024 Live: Tech giant likely to unveil Android 15

Google's parent set to unveil Android 15 and its release dates. A day ahead of the event, Google teased in a video a piece of software which appeared to demonstrate AI software that could draw conclusions about the live feed from the camera. The phone operator asked several questions and the app answered in a virtual-assistant-like voice

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