One more edition of Google I / O has closed its doors. It’s been three days sinceof the Shoreline Amphitheater of Mountain View to present us with a good number of novelties that, sooner or later, will land on the different platforms of the great G in order to facilitate the lives of millions of users, and why not say it, to demonstrate that no other company is at the level of Google in terms of artificial intelligence is concerned, at least in products aimed at the end user.
In fact, as expected, this has been the edition of Google I / O most loaded with developments related to artificial intelligence and machine learning. So many, that it is not difficult to lose the account, and forget about some of the impressive tools that Google plans to launch over the weeks, or in some cases are already available. That’s why, today we want collect those launches that, in our opinion, have been the best of Google I / O 2018 , event in which we were also lucky to meet him, Y
It is, without doubt, the novelty that has given more than talk about the I / O 2018, and it is not for less. After 35 minutes of the Google Keynote, Sundar Pichai decided to leave both the attendees and those watching the audience speechless. streaming announcing Google Duplex, a system integrated in the Google Assistant itself , which was passed with surprising precision by a human being to make arrangements for us, whether to reserve a table in a restaurant, a hotel room, order food at home and much more.
With the passing of days, this system has even raised some controversy, although Google recently wanted to make it clear that, in all calls made by Duplex to carry out any management, the system will be properly identified as what it is, a technology based on artificial intelligence.
Perhaps the worst thing about this system is that today we do not have a date for its launch. Google has ensured to continue working on polishing its operation, although an estimated time range for the arrival of Duplex has not been offered.
Although on tiptoe, the augmented reality also made its way through the Google I / O this year that has just ended. The most striking novelty announced by Google, taking advantage of the potential of ARCore, is visual navigation in Google Maps, through the camera of our mobile. In this way, walking routes will be much simpler, thanks to the indications that will appear on the screen to guide us along the way.
As in the case of Google Duplex, this system, based on the technology that Google has baptized as Visual Positioning System, at the moment does not have an estimated date of arrival , and I’m afraid we’ll have to wait a few months until we can enjoy a preliminary edition.
It was, and one of the most applause managed to pull the public. Google Photos, the platform for organizing and storing images and videos in the cloud, will offer users the possibility of “Color” your images automatically in black and white , thanks to the use of machine learning. The assistant himself, in addition, will decide if to give color to the whole image, or only to a specific part, thus offering a most striking result.
But the best thing, without a doubt, is that this tool, called Pop Color,, thanks to an update of the application that has begun to reach some users, and along with it other developments such as intelligent suggestions, document scanning and more.
In addition to being an exclusive tool of Pixel phones,to make it what Google Goggles never became. Smart Text Selection is one of the most interesting news that will come to Lens sooner or later, and consists of a visual recognition system that allows users Copy text from documents, images, posters or any object from the real world, to paste it into any device application, share it or perform searches on the text in question. That easy.
Google announced that both the Smart Text Selection system, as well as the rest of the novelties announced for Google Lens, will be available in a few weeks We are waiting for you, and we will inform you as soon as they are available for all terminals compatible with Lens.
What if you could save almost completely the tedious process of writing emails? That is the goal of Smart Compose, the new Gmail feature based on artificial intelligence … that you can already try.
Indeed, one of the first novelties to be announced during the conference, has also been among the first to see the light in front of the public. Its operation resembles the text autocorrector that can be found on the keyboard of any mobile, with the difference that in this case, Gmail will be able to interpret -with surprising precision- the complete sentences that the user wants to add to the email.
To activate this option in Gmail today, just follow the following steps:
This way, when you start to write an email, Gmail will try to autocomplete you, offering you suggestions as you write the message. At the moment, yes, the system is not completely polished and can only be used in English.