Updated: May 9, 2019
It's time for Googles annual I/O event and today marks the 20 year history. Oddly enough, this event comes right after thousands of employees conducted and stand in against the company in regards to sexual misconduct between google management and employee allegations. However, we expect the event not to address that at all, and focus on more lively and innovative google products instead.
When and Where?
The event takes place today 10:00am PST (1:00PM EST) And can be live-streamed through Youtube - Obviously it will be on the home page! As the event goes by we will be updated this post with more details about the event and highlights if you want the TL;DR - We got your back! Stay tuned for more updates! And lets hope for a google smart electric car or something.
If you are chillin' on the Pacific coast you can go to the event at Mountain View California, provided you were invited or bought your tickets like 5 years ago.
Google Lens - A better version
By far the biggest insight to what developments were being made for google lens, and maybe someday that will become a reality. The highlights of this feature is now the ability to pick up actual real life information with just a picture. The demo they used was taking a picture of a menu at a restaurant. Google Lens would read the menu and cross reference that data with online data to let you know things like reviews, best dishes, wifi passwords if available and all sorts of stuff! It's really quite better than the old google lens which was already generations above what anyone else could do. It went even so far as to help you split the bill and calculate tips. Also, just like Bixby, you can now use google search lens to translate text real-time and it will even read it back to you!
Duplex - Automated tasks on the web for Pixel
Holy crap. This is the kind of stuff that makes me scared about robots taking over identities. So this basically take information from your day to day life such as a calendar event that someone send you. From there you can just simply ask Google to book a rental car for that event. It will strip the data from your email and start plugging in your information onto a car rental site - and you know it will be the best value because honey already has their claws in millions of retailer websites. So upon one voice command and a review of your information. All you have to say is "book a car for this" and it will. It starts importing your name, address, phone number, Email... Everything. WOW. Should I be concerned?