Everything you need to know about Google I/O Keynote

Google kicks off its developer conference each year with a rapid-fire stream of announcements, including many unveilings of recent things it's been working on. Have a look at these new announcements, which were promised at this year Google I/O keynote. 
Palm 2
Google's newest large language model (LLM) is Palm 2. According to Tech Crunch website, "PaLM 2 will power Google's updated Bard chat tool, the company's competitor to OpenAI's ChatGPT, and function as the foundation model for most of the new AI features the company is announcing today."
PaLM 2 also now features improved support for writing and debugging code.
Bard gets smarter
Google is not only removing its waitlist for Bard and making its available, in English, in over 180 countries and territories, but it's also launching support for Japanese and Korean with a goal of supporting 40 languages in the near future. It's also working for Bard's ability to surface images in its responses. In addition, Google is partnering with Adobe for some art generation capabilities via Bard.
MusicLM is Google's new experimental AI tool that turns text into music. For example, if you are hosting a dinner party, you can simply type, "soulful jazz for a dinner party" and have the tool create several versions of the song.
Google Search has two new features surrounding better understanding of content and the context of an image the user is viewing in the search results. The new feature includes more information with an "About this Image" feature and new markup in the file itself that will allow images to be labelled as "AI-generated." Both of these are extensions of work already going on, but is meant to provide more transparency on if the "image is credible or AI-generated," albeit not an end-all-be-all of addressing the larger problem of AI image misinformation.
Google Cloud
There's a new A3 supercomputer virtual machine in town. According to TechCrunch, "this A3 has been purpose-built to handle the considerable demands of these resource-hungry use cases," noting that A3 is "armed with NVIDIA's H100 GPUs and combining that with a specialized data center to derive immense computational power with high throughput and low latency, all at what they suggest is a more reasonable price point than you would typically pay for such a package."
Pixel 7A
Google's Pixel 7a goes on sale May 11 at USD100 less than the Pixel 7 (USD 499). Like the Pixel 6a, it has the 6.1-inch screen versus the 6.4-inch Pixel 7. It also launched in India.
Pixel Fold
One of the big announcements that already dropped is that Google used May 4 (aka "May the Fourth Be With You" Day) to unveil it will have a foldable Pixel phone.
Universal Translator
Google is testing a powerful new translation service that puts video into a new language while also synchronizing the speaker's lips with words they never spoke. Called "Universal Translator," it was shown as "an example of something only recently made possible by advances in AI, but simultaneously presenting serious risks that have to be reckoned with from the start," reported Tech Crunch.

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