New Google News app uses AI/ML in real

Screenshot of the quick settings panel in Android P

New Google News app uses AI/ML in real

It's the sort of technology that literally stops you in your tracks, that opens that jaw and drops it to the ground, and not just because it can do it, but because Google's latest project has found a way to evolve the AI of the Google Assistant so that it sounds closer to human than we've ever managed, and most would have trouble working out the difference in.

And, evidently popping news "bubbles" created by tailoring results to what people want to hear, everyone will be shown the same content on topics, according to product and engineering lead Trystan Upstill.

Google Maps gets a new tab called "For You", which shows new businesses in your area, plus recommendations based on what's trending.

"It turns out that a big part of getting things done is making a phone call".

LG's 2018 AI-enabled TVs will work with other Google Assistant devices in the US, UK, Canada and Australia with further expansion to be announced later this year.

The new system will be able to help you with everyday tasks, like scheduling a hair appointment and restaurant reservations.

"There are lots of questions in the news where there is not a single right answer", says Richard Gingras, Google's VP of News.

More news: Feat Pacers have over Cavs that'll make the Raptors jealous

"It is something that we are really thoughtful about and thinking hard, about how we bring this to market", said Lillian Rincon, Product Management Director for the Google Assistant during a media briefing at Google I/O in Mountain View, California.

"What if Google books appointments that the user has no intention of keeping or it fails to inform the user that the appointment has been booked?" he said. Pichai said during keynote, "We know the path ahead needs to be navigated carefully and deliberately".

The Google Photos will be revamped to introduce features like black & white photo colourization, and ability to separate subjects from the background in pictures. Say you make wireless chargers for example.

Android P is expected to arrive later this summer, but a public beta has been launched yesterday and will be available to a few devices from Google, Essential, OnePlus, Sony, Nokia and more. The changes are coming in the next two months.

Using WaveNet technology, Google can simulate entire vocabularies without having actual human recordings. It is the company's newest artificial intelligence engine for natural language.

For what it's worth, Google insiders told Business Insider that the company will likely tweak the final version of Google Duplex so people feel comfortable using it - and that would likely include communicating that it is, in fact, a machine talking on a person's behalf, but Google could also remove some of the "ahs" and "ums" that make some people feel uncomfortable.

Its an SDK (Software development kit) for app developers so that they can add all the AI smarts and Google's ML tools in iOS and Android apps. But it's also showcasing how its AI is being used by developers to improve health care, preserve the environment and make new scientific discoveries.

Latest News