Google I/O 2021: everything that happened on the 1st day of the event

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Sundar Pichai/ CEO of Google

On Tuesday afternoon, Google I / O 2021, the company’s developer’s conference, began (18 May). The case, which was streamed live online and was open to the public, provided valuable information about Android 12 and the company’s various applications. Check out everything that happened on the first day in the detailed article below. 

Google Workspace News

Several new features have been added to Google Workspace, which has replaced the old GSuite. The use of smart cards to display location, title, and other contact details is one of them. The framework will be available in Docs, where several individuals can be linked to a text. 

Another intriguing aspect was the ability to integrate Meet with other software. When a video call is in progress, you will be able to edit messages.

Exclusive quantum computing campus

The organization announced the opening of a campus devoted solely to the advancement of quantum computing technologies. Santa Barbara, California will be the site of the complex. Hardware testing laboratories and quantum processor factories will be located there. The aim is to construct a quantum computer in less than ten years. 

LaMDA: a tool that uses neural language

LaMDA, or Language Model for Dialogue Applications, is a modern method that simulates actual conversations using neural language. The promise of the technology, which is considered an evolution of chatbots, is that it “will interact fluidly on an almost infinite number of topics.” Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, demonstrated how to use the feature by simulating a user’s conversation with Pluto. The Dwarf Planet offered “advice” on what to do. 

Security news

Several new security solutions for device and mobile apps have been revealed by the technology behemoth.
Improvements to Password Manager, the password management program, are among the new features.
Rapid search exclusion, blocking folders on Google Photos, and a new Privacy Panel on Android 12 were also revealed.

Android 12

Today, the much-anticipated Android 12 got a slew of interesting updates. The operating system is already in beta, according to the company, which also released information about the new interface, including updated icons and widgets.

Several new privacy, protection, and multimedia features will be added to the app. In terms of efficiency, the promise is that it will last longer on the battery because of the 22% reduction in CPU time used by apps.

Wear OS contributed by Samsung

A surprise was the announcement of the partnership between Google and Samsung to create a unified platform for Wear Os.

The wearable operating system has been merged with Tizen and because of that, the platform will be able to “take advantage of each other’s strengths and combine them into an experience with faster performance, longer battery life and more applications than you. loves available for the watch “.

New routes on Google Maps

The Maps mobility app has gained new features “boosted” by artificial intelligence. Among the functions is the suggestion of safer routes for travelers, for example. The AI ​​analyzes traffic conditions, weather, and other factors, and indicates the quietest and fastest roads, prioritizing those with the lowest accident rates.

Starline Project

In one of the boldest ads, Google introduced the Starline Project. It is a tool that combines advances in hardware and software to allow friends, families and co-workers to feel together, even when they are physically apart.

“The effect is the sensation of a person sitting directly in front of you, as if he were present. The Starline Project is already being tested in some of our offices, ”said the company.

Translating with Google Lens

Google Lens, an image recognition app, won the “Translate” filter. From now on it will be easier to copy, listen and search for translated texts, which helps students to have access to educational content in more than 100 languages.

More search results

The most popular search engine in the world will win the “About this result” feature. It will allow users, before visiting a website, to receive details about the page, such as description, when it was first indexed, and whether the connection to the address is secure. The feature, for now, is only available for queries in English.

Google Health

Google Health, which is the arm of the giant that develops health technologies, will have a tool to help people search for answers about skin diseases. Using the camera of the cell phone, it will be possible to obtain information about injuries, hair, or nail problems. The novelty was launched now because May is the world month for the prevention of skin cancer.

Google MUM

Google also showed the public the MUM (Multitask Unified Model), an evolution of the company’s traditional search engine. Artificial intelligence can provide more elaborate answers to questions that would be researched in several stages.

According to the technology giant, MUM will respond in the way that “an expert would.” The platform is trained in 75 languages ​​and not only understands human languages but also manages to formulate words and phrases.

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