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AndroidPIT editors’ reactions to the Google I/O keynote

Google I/O 2017 kicked off with a bang. There have been quite a lot of new concepts mentioned, like machine studying and synthetic intelligence. When all was mentioned and executed, there had been quite a lot of opinions and reactions in our editorial workplace to the keynote presentation, so we have gathered up what a few of our AndroidPIT editors considered it right here.

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Eric Herrmann

As a nerd, I’m most thrilled to see that Google is pushing for neural networks. Enhancing the capabilities a tool with out being linked implies that I can lastly reduce the umbilical wire that’s nonetheless wanted for on a regular basis issues like voice recognition or picture tagging. TensorFlow appears to vow that good gadgets will truly be good and never simply wifi-enabled sensor-hubs linked to a wise, knowledge accumulating supercomputer.

Hans-Georg Kluge

Google introduced some very fascinating options for Android. I actually like the concept of extra optimized apps and that customers get extra velocity simply by updates of the OS, which is considerably ironic, as a result of Android updates are in all probability extra uncommon than app updates. However, I discovered extra necessary issues on this keynote. It’s not in regards to the tech however in regards to the results it has. All criticism apart on YouTube and its generally imply commenters, I discovered Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s phrases fairly true. Organizations and initiatives like e-NABLE are made doable by collaboration on a worldwide scale, and by passionate individuals who need to assist one another discover their place by way of tech. Know-how can deliver folks collectively and assist to form the world.

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Susan Wojcicki presenting / © Screenshots: ANDROIDPIT

Shu On Kwok

Google is pulling collectively the unfastened strings from particular person merchandise with the facility of AI. Pictures, Google House, good houses and even the OS from Cupertino shall be higher linked with AI and Google Assistant. So, tying collectively merchandise, apps and providers with the assistance of AI was the spotlight of Google I/O 2017 to this point from my perspective.

Luis Ortega

With each Google I/O, I’ve the sensation that the large G is nearer to turning into one thing like Skynet. I solely have peace of thoughts as a result of it’s within the arms of an excellent particular person like Sundar Pichai. Ah, I virtually forgot…“Lengthy reside Kotlin!”

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Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson presenting new Android options / © Screenshots: ANDROIDPIT

Jessica Murgia

The actual protagonist this 12 months was AI, and that tells us quite a bit about the way forward for smartphones and linked gadgets. Voice instructions are the brand new technique to work together with all of the gadgets which are to encompass us within the close to future.

Steffen Herget

It’s fascinating to see how Google makes use of its efforts in AI and machine studying in so some ways – search, images, sharing, tagging, calling – you title it. This stuff are actually complicated, and it’s not simple to make them look easy to the consumer. Google appears to be maturing an increasing number of, and I like that. For me, it earned bonus factors with Android Go, as a result of it’s essential to additionally give attention to the numerous, many individuals that may’t afford a flagship machine and don’t have entry to excessive velocity networks with limitless knowledge anyplace they go.

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Android Go / © Screenshots: ANDROIDPIT

Pierre Vitré

This 12 months has been a hit for every part round machine studying. To me, Google Pictures is the most important factor taking place with this matter. It appears creepy on the floor, however the sharing controls are a rather well thought out concept, and I’m wanting ahead to testing it.

Benoit Pepicq

I used to be anticipating one thing revolutionary, even one thing brief time period, however I walked away a bit disillusioned. Nonetheless, Google introduced some fascinating issues concerning AI and machine studying which have nice potential. As such, will probably be necessary to give attention to how AI and ML will affect society. I additionally preferred the concept of resurrecting Android O with Android Go, and I am excited to see what it can develop into. 

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Google I/O introduced information on machine studying / © Screenshots: ANDROIDPIT

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