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Google Keynote (Google I/O ‘23)

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Google made a ton of big announcements at its I/O keynote, including the launch of three new Pixel devices, a bunch of new AI features and much more. Check out my post on Google Keynote (Google I/O ‘23).

Google I/O 2023: Everything announced at the event

AI

Making it possible for everyone to build AI-powered products in the most productive and responsible way.

PaLM API and MakerSuite

Build generative AI applications with access to Google’s state-of-the-art large language model through the PaLM API. Quickly create and prototype prompts directly in your browser with MakerSuite — no machine learning expertise or coding required. 

Firebase AI extensions

Developers can now access the PaLM API with Firebase Extensions. The new Chatbot with PaLM API extension allows you to add a chat interface for continuous dialog, text summarization, and more.

MediaPipe Studio and solutions

MediaPipe is an open source cross-platform framework for building machine learning solutions on mobile, desktop, and the web. You can try nine new solutions, like a face landmarker, running locally on-device in the browser with MediaPipe Studio. 

Tools across your workflow

From datasets and pre-trained models with Kaggle to easy-to-use modular libraries for computer vision and natural language processing with KerasCV and KerasNLP, we’re proud to power end-to-end experiences with a diverse set of tools across your workflow.

Mobile

Increase productivity with the power of AI, build for a multi-device world, and do more faster with Modern Android Development.

Studio Bot

We’re introducing Studio Bot, an AI-powered conversational experience in Android Studio which makes you more productive. This is an early experiment that helps you write and debug code, and answers your Android development questions.

Going big on Android foldables & tablets

With two new Android devices coming from Pixel – the Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet, Google and our partners are all in on large screens; it’s a great time to invest, with improved tools and guidance like the new Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet emulator configurations in Android Studio Hedgehog Canary 3, expanded Material design updates, and inspiration for gaming and creativity apps.

Wear OS: Watch faces, Wear OS 4, & Tiles animations

Wear OS active devices have grown 5x since launching Wear OS 3, so there’s more reason to build a great app experience for the wrist. To help you on your way, we announced the new Watch Face Format, a new declarative XML format built in partnership with Samsung to help you bring your great idea to the watch face market.

Modern Android Development

Several updates to Jetpack Compose make it easier to build rich UIs across more surfaces like Compose for TV in alpha and screen widgets with Glance, now in beta. Meanwhile, the new features in Android Studio help you stay productive, including added functionality in App Quality Insights and more.

Flutter 3.10

Tap into Impeller for enhanced graphics performance. The latest version of Flutter now includes a JNI bridge to Jetpack libraries written in Kotlin, enabling you to call a new Jetpack library directly from Dart without needing an external plugin.

Geospatial Creator

Easily design and publish AR content with the new Geospatial Creator powered by ARCore and 3D maps from Google Maps Platform. Geospatial Creator is available in Unity or Adobe Aero.

Web

Experience a more powerful and open web, made easier and AI-ready.

WebAssembly (aka WASM) – managed memory language support

WASM now supports Kotlin and Dart, extending its benefit of reaching new customers on the web with native performance while reusing existing code, to Android and Flutter developers.

WebGPU

This newly available API unlocks the power of GPU hardware and makes the web AI-ready. Save money, increase speed, and build privacy-preserving AI features with access to on device computing power.

Support for web frameworks

Chrome DevTools has improved debugging for various frameworks. Firebase Hosting is also expanding experimental support to Nuxt, Flutter, and many more. Angular v16, includes better server side rendering, hydration, Signals, and more. Last, Flutter 3.10 reduces load time for web apps and integrates with existing web components.

Baseline

We introduced Baseline, a stable and predictable view of the web, alongside browser vendors in the W3C and framework providers. Baseline captures an evergreen set of cross-browser features and will be updated every year.

Cloud

New generative AI cloud capabilities open the door for developers with all different skill levels to build enterprise-ready applications.

Duet AI

Duet AI is a new generative AI-powered interface that acts as your expert pair programmer, providing assistance within Cloud Workstations, Cloud Console, and Chat. It will also allow you to call Google trained models and custom code models, trained directly on your code.

Vertex AI

Vertex AI lets you tune, customize, and deploy foundation models with simple prompts, no ML expertise required. Now you can access foundational models like Imagen 2, our text-to-image foundation model, with enterprise-grade security and governance controls.

Text Embeddings API

This new API endpoint lets developers build recommendation engines, classifiers, question-answering systems, similarity matching, and other sophisticated applications based on semantic understanding of text or images.

Workspace additions

New Chat APIs in Google Workspace will help you build apps that provide link previews and let users create or update records, generally available in the coming weeks. And coming to Preview this summer, new Google Meet APIs and two new SDKs will enable Google Meet and its data capabilities in your apps.

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