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Google I/O Highlights AI Upgrades Across Gemini, Chrome, and More

At Google I/O 2024, AI dominated the announcements. The Gemini model, now more conversational and versatile, underpins Project Astra for natural, real-time assistance. Google also unveiled Gemini Nano in Chrome for AI-powered features. Updates include enhanced AI in search, Android 15, and new tools like Veo for video creation and NotebookLM’s virtual assistant.

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Project Astra: Google’s Future AI Assistant

Google’s Project Astra, unveiled at Google I/O, is a real-time, multimodal AI assistant capable of seeing, recognizing objects, and answering questions. Astra is part of the Gemini suite, which includes models like Veo for video generation. Google aims to create versatile AI assistants to enhance daily tasks and interactions.

Google to Introduce Personalized AI Chatbots

Google’s new Gemini feature, “Gems,” allows users to create custom chatbots with distinct personalities and abilities. Users can configure Gemini to serve various roles, such as a gym buddy, sous-chef, or coding partner, by specifying tasks and response styles. Gems will soon be available to Gemini Advanced subscribers.

Google Introduces AI Teammate at Google I/O 2024

At Google I/O 2024, Google unveiled the AI Teammate as part of its Gemini for Workspace platform. The AI Teammate integrates into group chats, emails, and documents, acting like a co-worker with a specific role. It can answer questions based on previous interactions and share information with the whole team.

Google Integrates Gemini Nano AI Model into Chrome Desktop

At Google I/O 2024, Google announced the integration of its Gemini Nano AI model into the Chrome desktop client, starting with Chrome 126. This allows developers to use the on-device model for AI features, such as Workspace Lab’s “help me write” tool. Chrome’s WebGPU and WASM support enable this capability, making the web AI-ready.

Google Unveils AI Video Generator Veo at I/O 2024

Google introduced Veo, an AI model for generating 1080p videos from text prompts, at I/O 2024. Veo can create minute-long videos with advanced editing features and supports realistic visual effects. Initially available to select creators, Veo will be released gradually for broader use.

OpenAI Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever Departs

Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI’s co-founder and chief scientist, announced his departure to pursue a “personally meaningful” project. Jakub Pachocki, the firm’s director of research, will succeed him as chief scientist. Sutskever previously helped briefly oust CEO Sam Altman last year but expressed regret for his actions.

U.S. Aims to Stay Ahead of China in Using AI to Fly Fighter Jets, Navigate Without GPS

The U.S. Air Force is developing AI technology to fly fighter jets and navigate without GPS, aiming to stay ahead of China. AI’s role in the military is expanding, with projects including AI-controlled jets and alternative navigation systems. Ensuring safety and control over AI data is crucial to its development and future use.

When AI helps you code, who owns the finished product?

As AI becomes integral to coding, it raises ownership issues. Using AI like GPT-4 to generate code presents challenges, as AI-generated content can’t be copyrighted. While developers can claim copyright over their curated compilations, the blending of human and AI contributions complicates ownership. This creates a “Swiss cheese” of legal uncertainties.

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