Google I/O 2024: Making AI Helpful for Everyone

May 14, 2024

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05/14/24 - Granular

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Google I/O 2024 unveiled advancements in AI that enhance knowledge, creativity, productivity, and responsible AI deployment. Key highlights include new capabilities in Google Search, the launch of the Gemini 1.5 models, and innovations in generative media models.

  1. Expanding Google Search Capabilities:
    • AI Overviews: Rolling out in the U.S., expanding globally soon.
    • Gemini Model Enhancements:
      • Handles complex multi-part questions.
      • Provides brainstorming ideas, especially for dining and recipes.
      • Answers real-world questions with video analysis.
    • Ad Integration: Maintains clear distinction between organic and sponsored results, enhancing opportunities for businesses.
  2. Gemini 1.5 Models:
    • Availability: Usable in Google AI Studio and Vertex AI in over 200 countries.
    • Workspace Integration: Collaborate within Gmail, Docs, and Drive using Gemini 1.5 Pro.
  3. Generative Media Models:
    • Imagen 3: New text-to-image model for Vertex AI.
    • Veo: New text-to-video model, future capabilities for YouTube Shorts.
  4. Responsible AI Development:
    • Technical Watermarking: SynthID for easy identification of AI-generated content.
    • LearnLM Models: New family of models to enhance learning experiences.
Example search "Find the best yoga or pilates studio in Boston and show me details on their intro offers, and walking time from Beacon Hill"
Answer your most complex questions, that are really 10 questions in one. In just a single search, you can ask “Find the best yoga or pilates studios in Boston…. and show me details on their intro offers… and walking time from Beacon Hill” and Search will do the research for you.
Example search "anniversary celebration dinner places dallas"
Brainstorm ideas when you don’t know exactly what to ask, starting with dining and recipes. When you come to Search looking for inspiration like “anniversary celebration dinner places Dallas”, Search will uncover the most interesting angles, and you’ll get an AI-organized page with helpful categories for you to explore.
Example video of a record player
  • Ask questions about what you see in the real world with video. Search can make sense of motion that’s difficult to describe—like a tonearm inexplicably drifting off your record player—and connect you to relevant insights from articles, forums, videos, and more.

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