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News from I/O 2021

Google IO

AI:

  • New conversational dialog model LAMDA
  • MUM AI model for Search: Better understanding of queries, learns 75 languages together, 1000x more powerful vs Bert
  • "I’ve hiked Mt. Adams and now want to hike Mt. Fuji next fall, what should I do differently to prepare?"
  • Starline
  • Photos create memories based on object detection
  • Cinematic moments > add frames between images > Apple live photos (which record video)

Quantum:

  • new Quantum AI campus — home to research offices, a fabrication facility, and first quantum data center
  • useful, error-corrected quantum computer by 2029

Android

  • Android visual revamp
  • Car keys on Android  => NFC / Ultra Wide Band
  • Google Fast Pair coming to BMW, Ford cars, and Beats headphones
  • Privacy dashboard + Data audit apis
  • Global turn off mic and camera, indicators of when in use
  • Approximate location share
  • Wear OS + Tizen + Fitbit
  • Jetpack compose prod

Firebase:

  • Storage emulator
  • Realtime performance monitoring
  • App check to prevent unauthorized access to your API
  • Optimized web SDK
  • New extensions: Stripe (payments), Algola (search), Mailchimp, Messagebird, Perspective (sentiment)

Misc:

  • Smart Canvas (Notion plus Google Meet)
  • Google shopping graph
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