Google I/O 2022 – summary of the main news from the first day of the conference

Today, May 11, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Polish time, the first (of two) days of the Google Keynote event (Google I/O ’22) has started. Since the event was broadcast live on YouTube, anyone with access to the network could see the Google company’s new plans for the coming weeks and months. However, it should be borne in mind, of course, that these solutions will first go to e.g. to residents of the United States. Before they reach Poland, it can take months or even years. However, in addition to the duration of the so-called “deployment” of all the solutions, we present below the most important issues that were discussed during Google I / O 2022. The event, like every year, lasted two hours, and you can read the full video at the end of this news. In this news, we will mainly deal with the topic of software, the next one will deal with Android and hardware issues.

Google I/O 2022 – a summary of the main news from the first day of the conference awaits you. They mainly talked about security, artificial intelligence and improvements, that is to say the classic Keynote.

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Google, Apple and Microsoft will stop using passwords. They will be replaced by support for the FIDO standard without a password.

The event was launched by Sundar Pichai himself, who announced new solutions for Google Translate based on artificial intelligence, and more specifically on machine learning. And so the technique known as Monolingual Learning, for example, is designed to translate increasingly less popular languages ​​on its own, without even using additional data, as is the case with the so-called Bilingual Learning. , where the AI ​​learns languages ​​based on bilingual and semantically identical samples. Eventually, Google’s chief executive also announced that Google Translate will be able to use 24 new languages ​​starting today.

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Another speaker recalled that a month ago Google launched a new search function with images – Multisearch. It’s nothing more than a Google Lens-based image search combined with the ability to add search words related to the image. However, Multisearch will receive an improvement called Multisearch near me, which will allow you to search for a given item in our vicinity. So it is enough to find on the Internet a photo of a tasty dish that we do not know, add the phrase “near me” in the search engine, and Google should provide us with information about the nearest restaurants who serve such dishes. It was also announced that in the future the Multisearch option will receive a scene exploration function. It will allow you to point your smartphone camera and ask it additional questions about what it sees. What is even more interesting – by going to the store and pointing the smartphone at the selected shelf, we will be able to see the details of these items.

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Google also announced (and has already launched on Nest Hub Max devices in the US) a new feature for the Google Assistant. I’m talking about the Look and Talk option. This means Americans no longer need to say “Ok Google” to call a voice assistant. All they have to do is look at the aforementioned media speaker and immediately ask the selected question and Google will respond right away. The mentioned device also received support for phrases (Quick Phrases), thanks to which its users no longer have to say, for example, “OK Google, turn off the light”, but only “Turn off the light”. Google also plans to make the assistant more human, thanks to the fact that in its statements it will use interludes like “hmm” or “mm hm” … (mother, I can’t believe I’m writing this … ).

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The next speaker also presented the new possibilities of the advanced Google LaMDA language model and tested them in the kitchen scenario. They also recalled the PaLM (Pathways Language Model) – the NLP model, announced a few weeks ago, with a value of 540 billion parameters, which greatly exceeds the average human performance measured with the BIG-bench. Google also said it would invest $10 billion in modernizing vulnerable systems, securing the software supply chain and training new cybersecurity specialists, mentioning that already 90% of cyberattacks are “caused”. to phishing scams. So Google will catch phishing with the help of AI, soon also by protecting Google Docs, Sheets and Docs.

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Google will also provide users of the Android mobile system with the so-called virtual payment cards. It will be nothing more than an application that generates a virtual credit card number to hide our sensitive data from sellers (and possible burglars). Google is working with Visa, Mastercard and American Express on this and plans to launch the feature later this summer. Soon, Google will also enable two-step login for all users, but will also create a new authentication system that will use multiple systems, saving users the trouble of remembering hundreds of passwords. The Mountain View giant is also expected to add other ways to remove personal data from Google search.

Source: Google, Pure PC

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