A.I. Revolutionizing Android Auto, Gmail, and Google Maps

The year 2023 has been declared as the year of artificial intelligence, a trend that has been noticed even by those who are not particularly tech-savvy. Major companies have been investing heavily in AI, with notable exceptions like Apple, which may save their announcements for the upcoming WWDC. One of the driving forces behind this AI race is OpenAI, whose release of ChatGPT has marked a new era in computing.

Google, as a major player in the tech industry, faces challenges in this new AI-dominated reality, especially considering its reliance on its search engine for revenue. The company’s response to this new landscape will be unveiled at the Google I/O 2024 event scheduled to take place in San Francisco.

One recent announcement from OpenAI, regarding its voice assistant, serves as a clear indicator that Google must act swiftly to retain its leadership position in the sectors it currently dominates. The focus of the presentation at Google I/O is expected to be on software news, with hardware announcements already made in advance.

Gemini, Google’s brand for generative artificial intelligence, has been gaining significance in recent months. This development may even replace the traditional Google assistant, offering a higher quality alternative. The event is anticipated to bring out new functionalities for Gemini, including features like assistant routines and task automation in Google Workspace.

Google is also working on innovations in the automotive sector, aiming to enhance the capabilities of Android Auto and Android Automotive in vehicles. Despite China’s rising influence in car software, Google plans to offer new features for developers working on vehicle apps.

The new Android 15 release, already in development, will likely be discussed at the event, along with potential updates on upcoming devices like the Pixel 9 and Next-gen Pixel Fold. There is also speculation about the introduction of a desktop mode similar to Samsung DeX.

Augmented reality in Google Maps is another area where Google aims to make advancements, offering workshops for developers interested in exploring AR and VR technologies. Simplifying the creation of 3D maps with minimal coding is a focus, along with the integration of new AI features in the maps app.

For those interested in following the event live, the best way to do so is through the YouTube channel hosting the live broadcast. Additional information and resources can be found on the official Google I/O website. The event promises to showcase the latest developments in AI, software, and innovations in technology.