Google I/O 2018: Google Smart Displays Launching in July; AI Boost for Google Photos & New Voices for Google Assistant
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Google I/O 2018 is undoubtedly the most awaited developer conference from the house of Google which witnessed big announcements made by CEO Sundar Piche & Team on the Day 1 of I/O 2018. So, expect number of updates and features to unfold over the next few days at Google’s annual developer conference. As Google's focus shifts towards Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, it has rebranded its Research division to Google AI. Stepping on the same, the tech giant announced the roll out of Smart Compose feature to Gmail which will understand the context of the mail and provide suggestions accordingly. See More: Google I/O 2018: Google Introduces Smart Compose AI-enabled Feature in Gmail

After giving some insight about Smart Displays at CES 2018 earlier this year, Google decide to provide more details about the same at the ongoing I/O 2018. Expected to be launched by July this year, Google Smart Displays will be powered by Google Assistant and YouTube. It is quite evident that company has invested some resources for developing its visual-first version of Assistant justifying it with an inclusion of a screen to the experience.

Announcing additional AI-enabled features on Google Photos, the company is looking to make application more feature loaded and effective. The application already comes with built-in editing tools and AI-powered features that automatically creates collages, movies and stylized images. However, the new version of the application will feature additional AI-powered fixes such as brightness correction, suggested rotations, B&W photo colorization and much more. Read More: Google I/O 2018: CEO Sundar Pichai Addresses Privacy Concerns at the Conference

With an aim to make Google Assistant more natural, Google announced a continued conversation update to the application wherein introducing 6 new voices. Moreover, instead of saying 'Hey Google' or 'Ok Google' every time, users will be required to same it only once. Moreover, the tech giant will also be adding a new feature to the virtual assistant which will allow the users to ask multiple questions in the same request itself. The company will be rolling out the new features and updates in the coming weeks.