Google pitches artificial intelligence to help unplug people from smartphones

Top 10 New Google Features Announced at I/O 2018

Top 10 New Google Features Announced at I/O 2018

"Later this summer, you'll be able to schedule Routines for a specific day or time either using the Assistant app or through the Google Clock app for Android." .

Beyond Android P Google placed a lot of emphasis on Google Assistant this year, showcasing how things would be changing and improving.

Pichai announced that six new voices are being added to Google Assistant, including one based on singing star John Legend. Watch BusinessToday.In's video to find out what all the new Google Assistant will offer.

Much of the focus was on Google Assistant, the artificial intelligence application competing against Amazon's Alexa and others.

Google is known to introduce its new Android versions for users at the Google I/O.

On stage at Google I/O 2018, Sundar Pichai proudly showed his company's newest AI initiative. This Android-based OS had been in preview since back in 2016 and almost two years later the company has finally announced a stable build. Google calls the previous and original voice "Holly". Finally, the "Newstand" tab brings in content now available through Google Play Newstand. If there was one theme underlying most of Google's keynote, it was that AI and ML advancements from the company were going to drive most of its products from Android or the self-driven Waymo vehicle. The Assistant has received a wide welcome from users thanks to its ability to handle more tasks.

The popular recents menu on Android has seen some key changes with Android P, including a big change that sees it switch from a vertical stack-based look to a horizontal card-based display. With new updates, Google Photos will also allow users to color their old black and white photos. Likely be launched later in the year, here are a few features provided for the OS. Samsung phones aren't on the list of phones getting the feature starting next week.

And so, reactions to Google Duplex haved mainly played out in two ways: People are blown away by what Google has created, and how far their AI efforts have come. However, not all of these features are available in the beta version of the Android P yet. The unsettling feature is facilitated by a technology known as Google Duplex that can accomplish "real world" undertakings on the phone, devoid of the other individual realizing they are making a conversation with a device.

Google News will rely on a "new set of AI techniques", according to the company.

Google is reworking the agreement with their Android partners to include terms requiring regular security patches which might require OEMs to roll out security patches on a monthly basis.

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