12 big announcements made at Google I/O 2024 that you can’t miss: Gemini 1.5 Flash, Veo, Project Astra and more | Tech News

12 big announcements made at Google I/O 2024 that you can’t miss: Gemini 1.5 Flash, Veo, Project Astra and more

Missed watching the keynote of Google I/O 2024? Google made a lot of major AI announcements. So, here are the key highlights that you need to know. Gemini 1.5 Flash model to Project Astra, we have got you covered.

By: AISHWARYA PANDA
| Updated on: May 16 2024, 07:10 IST
From Google Pixel 8a to Android 15, what to expect at Google I/O 2024
12 big announcements made at Google I/O 2024 that you can’t miss: Gemini 1.5 Flash, Veo, Project Astra and more
1/5 Google I/O 2024 time and place: Google has announced that its annual developer conference will kick off on May 14 at 10:30 PM IST or 10:00 AM PT. If last year's trend continues, it is likely to be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater at the Google HQ in Mountain View, California. (Google)
12 big announcements made at Google I/O 2024 that you can’t miss: Gemini 1.5 Flash, Veo, Project Astra and more
2/5 1. Artificial intelligence: During this year's conference, artificial intelligence (AI) could yet again take center stage, especially after Google already made several major AI announcements this year including Gemini and Gemma, its families of Large Language Models (LLMs). (Google)
12 big announcements made at Google I/O 2024 that you can’t miss: Gemini 1.5 Flash, Veo, Project Astra and more
3/5 2. Google Pixel 8a: Google is also likely to showcase its upcoming affordable smartphone, the Pixel 8a. It will be the latest entry into the Google Pixel 8 series which already has the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. In January, an alleged Pixel 8a retail box was spotted online which hints at a Pixel 8-esque design of the rumoured smartphone. (Representative Image) (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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4/5 Android 15: The Android 14 rollout began last year and more and more devices are getting it. What does this mean? We could potentially see some Android 15-related unveilings or announcements at Google I/0 2024, especially now that the Preview Phase 1 seems to have kicked off. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Other announcements: Apart from this, Google could also make announcements related to its other services including Gmail, Photos, Maps and Workspace. (Unsplash)
12 big announcements made at Google I/O 2024 that you can’t miss: Gemini 1.5 Flash, Veo, Project Astra and more
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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai talked about new AI features and enhancements for Android, Search, Workspace, Photos, and other Google services. (Google)

Google at its annual developer's event, Google I/O 2024 on May 14 made a lot of AI announcements. CEO Sundar Pichai dedicated the entire keynote talking about new AI features and enhancements for Android, Search, Workspace, Photos, and other Google services. The new developments which will have a major impact on how you use Google products. The major focus of the event was around Gemini and its integration with other Google apps. Here are the key highlights of the Google I/O 2024 keynote.

Google I/O 2024 key announcements:

  1. Ask Photos feature: Gemini in the Google Photos app will help users find images by providing a simple prompt to the chatbot. Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai also showcased how the feature will work with an example of finding a “ license plate number.”
  2. Gemini 1.5 Flash: It is Google's lightweight AI-powered multi-model which is faster and cost effective. Google the AI model is optimised for “narrow, high-frequency, low-latency tasks.” It could conduct tasks such as summarisation, chat applications, image and video captioning, data extraction from long documents and tables, and more.

3. Gemini for Google Workspace: Google will be integrating Gemini 1.5 Pro into Workspace apps such as Docs, Gmail, Meet, Drive, and others. In Gmail, the chatbot will be able to summarise and reply to messages in seconds. These features will be available to Gemini Advanced users in June.

4. Gemini 1.5 Pro: Sundar Pichai announced that the powerful AI model will add a larger context window with 2 million tokens in a private preview, enabling the chatbot to conduct even more complex tasks such as analysing longer documents, codebases, videos, and more.

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5. Project Astra: This announcement grabbed the attention of AI enthusiasts. Google showcased how "Project Astra" can be used for doing several day-to-day tasks. Project Astra is a multimodal AI assistant which functions via the device's camera. The AI agent can be used for finding and locating things if it's misplaced.

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6. Gems: Google announced a chatbot creator which is being called “Gems,” enabling users to develop a personalised version of the Gemini assistant. Users can now customise how they want Gemini to respond in terms of personality, tones, or specialisation.

7. Veo: Google announced the new AI video generation tool which can create high-quality, 1080p resolution videos longer than a minute. The tool is designed to understand prompts based on different cinematic effects, variations, and more which is required to develop a pleasing video.

8. Gemini Nano to Chrome: Google also announced the integration of Gemini Nano to Chrome on desktop. It is a built-in assistant which will run on device, enabling users to generate text and it can also conduct tasks such as autofill.

9. Gemini on Android: Google said, that it will be adding a new AI-powered assistant to Android devices which will help users be creative and productive. The assistant will include features such as “Ask this video” or “Ask this PDF,” which can simply cater to user queries. These features will work on Gmail, Google Messages, and YouTube. Additionally, it will include scam detection.

10. Trillium: Google announced a sixth generation of Google Cloud TPU. It will provide improved compute performance per Trillium chip, High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) capacity and most importantly, it will power the next generation of AI models.

11. Circle to search expands: The feature is more advanced and capable now as it can also help users solve a math problem on their screen and provide the right solution. Additionally, it will be available to more devices by the end of the year.

12. SynthID AI watermarking: The company is expanding the SynthID AI to Veo videos for watermarking and detecting AI-generated videos.

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First Published Date: 15 May, 08:27 IST
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