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Good Morning and Welcome to I/O!

I have watch yesterday’s Google IO keynote live stream, and what blows me away the most about conferences like this is how international they are. With all that is going on in the world, it feels great to come together as one. With thousands of developers coming to join hundreds of Google engineers.

While Google is conducting the Google IO’17 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, I would like to tell you what Google IO is.

Google I/O (simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google. I/O showcases technical in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.

I/O was inaugurated in 2008, “I/O” stands for input/output, as well as the slogan “Innovation in the Open”.

Now lets Look at #io17

One of the biggest tech events is happening. Google are coming big and bigger and are showing, as they usually do, that they are aware of and in tune with the times.

Sundar focused on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning a lot. Almost every Google product now uses AI and ML to make things easier. I have to say I Love everything AI, ML and DL.

Sundar Pichai CEO, Google Inc.
“Machine learning and artificial intelligence are unlocking capabilities that were unthinkable only a few years ago.”

Google Lens

Now, this is one of the best things that Google introduced this IO. Well, you call your phone a smartphone? This technology will actually make it even smarter. Just point out your camera on something and Google Lens will be able to deliver you all the information about that.

It would auto-login to the Wifi network just by pointing the camera on the coupon
It will show you that which flower is this, nearby florists and all the relevant information about the flower

Tensor Processing Units (TPU)

Tensor Processing Units can make Machine Learning a lot faster. These machine learning chips that are capable of speeding up to 180 teraflops of performance.

Google just launched to help the community to make things easier.

Google Assistant — Smart enough!

Google Assistant is now capable of doing a lot more things on its own and now supporting iPhone as well! Oh, Google! Google Assistant’s SDK will now help you to access a lot more devices.

Google Home

Google Home can now be used in a noisy environment as well. Also, Google Home can call people for free! Pretty cool. Isn’t it?

Google Photos

Google Photos came up with a feature : Suggested Sharing.
This feature will automatically detect the people in a picture, and would suggest you to share the photos accordingly. You can preset if you want to share your daughter’s photo with your wife, or your pet Boozo with your friend. Google Photos will suggest you share those photos as soon as you click them. Well, now you’ll never run out of your good photos to put up on social media! And guess what, you can share them on iPhone as well!

Google Photos now suggests photos to share with

Google Photo Books

This feature will automatically figure out the best pictures and will make a photo book out of it and offer you to get a printed book right at your doorstep.

Android O

Android O is now available as a beta. It will come up with Security enhancements, OS optimizations, and Developer tools with more battery life.

Kotlin for Android

Google announces Kotlin, a modern language as an official language to code in for building your Android applications. Android developers react to the Kotlin announcement very well.

Android Go

With over more than 2 billion Android users over the globe, Android Go offers a lite version of Android that would enable cheap phones to run Android smoothly. It can run on devices even with less than 1 GB of RAM.

Google for Jobs — A Job Search Engine

Job searching will be as easy as surfing the internet. Google for Jobs will focus on all types of jobs for US users. Google will begin to recognize the jobs that users are searching for.

“platforms innovate
together computing unbundles
and then we all unify.” — Stephen Colbert

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