The event introduced PaLM 2, Google's latest large language model (LLM) that powers the updated Bard chat tool and serves as the foundation for new AI features. PaLM 2 showcases enhanced support for writing and debugging code. In a significant expansion, Bard is now available in English across over 180 countries and territories, with plans to support 40 languages. Bard also gains the ability to surface images in its responses and a partnership with Adobe to enable art generation capabilities through Firefly and Express tools.
Google Workspace receives AI-powered enhancements, including an automatic table generation feature in Sheets and image creation in Slides and Meet. Users can now type in the desired visualization, and the AI will generate the corresponding image. Moreover, MusicLM is introduced as an experimental AI tool that converts text into music, allowing users to request songs tailored to specific moods or occasions.
Google Search incorporates two notable features: an "About This Image" feature providing more information and labeling images as "AI-generated," aiming to address transparency concerns in image credibility. Additionally, a new "Perspectives" filter will soon appear in search results, drawing on experiences shared on discussion boards, Q&A sites, and social media platforms, making it easier to find relevant content such as Reddit links or YouTube videos.
Among the unveiled tools, Sidekick stands out as a tool integrated into Google Docs, providing contextual suggestions based on the document's content. Another noteworthy tool is Codey, an AI-powered code completion and code generation tool, designed to handle coding-related prompts and queries related to Google Cloud.
The event showcased advancements in Google Cloud, including the introduction of the A3 supercomputer virtual machine armed with Nvidia's H100 GPUs, offering immense computational power at a reasonable price point. Furthermore, new AI models, such as the text-to-image model called Imagen, are heading to Vertex AI, Google's fully managed AI service, allowing image generation, editing, and captioning.
The Find My Device network receives updates, including proactive alerts about unknown trackers and improved connectivity with other Bluetooth trackers, aiming to enhance user safety and security across platforms.
These announcements demonstrate Google's commitment to leveraging AI and innovative technologies to enhance user experiences and provide powerful tools across various domains.
At $499, the Pixel 7a is the cheapest device to run Google's latest Tensor G2 chip and Titan M2 co-processor, which provides a smooth and efficient experience. With a 64MP wide-angle and 13MP ultra-wide camera sensor hidden under the famed visor, users can take stunning photos with Google's renowned software photo processing.
The Pixel 7a is also equipped with a 4,386mAh battery and is IP67 dust and water-resistant, making it durable for any adventure. Additionally, Google promises a minimum of 5 years of security updates, prolonging the lifespan of the device well into 2028.
Available in several attractive colorways, including Charcoal, Sea, Snow, and Coral, the Pixel 7a also comes with a matching case and a free pair of Pixel Buds A-Series when ordered through the Google Store.
Skip the pre-order process and get your hands on the Pixel 7a today in 17 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, and more.
Under the hood, the Pixel Fold is powered by Google's Tensor G2 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage (with a 512GB option available in most markets). It also features a 4,821 mAh battery, wireless charging, and a 48MP primary camera.
The Pixel Fold will be sold in limited markets, including the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, with pre-orders now open for $1,799. Pre-orders come with a free Google Pixel Watch and early orders will arrive on June 27th.
One of the unique features of the Pixel Tablet is its ability to double as a Smart Display when docked, running "Hub Mode." The UI includes a Home Panel optimized for controlling your smart home and accessing your favorite devices, including live camera feeds.
The Pixel Tablet is powered by Tensor G2 with the Titan M2 security co-processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It also has Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and Ultra-Wideband capabilities. The tablet will receive five years of Android security updates.
The Pixel Tablet is available in three colors and can be pre-ordered in 11 countries starting today. The 128 GB model, which includes the Charging Speaker Dock, costs $499, while the 256 GB model is priced at $599. Google is also offering a $79 rubber case and Speck will be selling a range of cases and screen protectors.
Universal Translator, a translation service that uses AI to synchronize a speaker's lips with words they never spoke, allowing video content to be translated into a new language. However, this technology presents serious risks that need to be considered from the start.
Another project, called Project Tailwind, is an AI-powered notebook tool that organizes and summarizes free-form notes for the user. This tool is available through Google Labs, a hub for experimental products.
Additionally, Google will release generative AI wallpapers this fall that allow Android users to answer prompts to describe their vision, and use text-to-image diffusion models to generate new and original wallpapers that automatically match their Android system's color palette.
Meanwhile, Google has added new tools for Android app developers to optimize their apps for the Play Store, such as automated translations and promotional efforts. The Play Store has also added new features, including custom store listings, app review summaries, and in-app events.
Google Health Connect, which stores health data, will be integrated into Android devices with the release of Android 14. Users will be able to share maps of their exercise routes, log menstrual cycles, and access glucose data within the MyFitnessPal app.
Android Studio now includes AI features, while ML Hub offers guidance for ML model deployment. Google has also made updates to Wear OS watch faces and Flutter-based apps.
Google's latest prototype for Project Starline, a 3D teleconferencing video booth, features fewer cameras and more AI and ML.
Lastly, Google continues to make inroads into automotive with Android Auto and Google built-in, which integrate Google services directly into vehicles. Updates to Android Auto include conferencing from Cisco, Zoom, and Microsoft, as well as adding YouTube to more cars.