Top 5 Announcements at Google I/O 2017
Google just finished it’s I/O 2017 keynote showing company’s future roadmap towards their Android OS, Google Home, virtual reality, Google Assistant, and much more.
There were many interesting announcements made at Google I/O 2017 . We have picked the 5 most interesting announcements for our readers. Let’s check the top 5 announcements made by Google I/O 2017.
1. Google’s have announced it’s “Second Generation TPU Chips” in Google I/O 2017
Google’s have announced it’s second generation custom Tensor Procession Units (TPU) intelligent chips during Google I/O 2017 . These TPU chips are designed to fasten the machine learning tasks and are more capable compared to CPUs and even GPUs when it comes to machine learning chips.
Google ‘s second generation TPU can deliver up to 180 teraflops of performance.
Google is planning to make the new TPU chip available as a service on the Google Cloud Platform, which will lower the barrier to use this technology. Google is also allowing it’s users to start making their models on competitor chips like Skylake from Intel or Volta GPU by Nvidia and then move the project to Google’s TPO cloud platform and complete the final processing.
2. Google I/O 2017 introduced “Kotlin” a new Programming Language For Android
At the Google I/O 2017 keynote, Google’s Android team announced Kotlin as a first-class language for writing Android apps. Kotlin is a super new statically typed programming language specially for the Java Virtual Machine. It’s built by JetBrains, the JetBrains IDE developer which is the coincidently the base of Android Studio — Google’s official developer tool.
3. Google I/O 2017 announced it’s own advanced image recognition platform “Google Lens”
Taking over on Samsung’s Bixby playbook, Google announced it’s own advanced image recognition platform Google Lens. Google lens uses vision bases search technology which allows a smart device or a Smartphone to understand the things present in a picture, video or a live feed.
During the presentation, the phone having Google lens was directed towards a flower and Google lens immediately identified it. This means it can identify number of things like restaurant, animal, vehicles and many more things.
4. “Android Go” is the big Announcement in Google I/O 2017
Google have revealed their plan to reach next billing users with “Android Go”. Android go is an Android version build around the upcoming Android O and it targets the entry level devices for limited data users.
Android Go will have a new rebuilt set of Google apps which can work with low storage, low memory and need less date for operating. It will have it’s own Google Play Store version which will be featuring the best suitable apps for developing nations. Android Go is specially designed to work on devices having as little RAM of 512 MB or even less.
5. “Google Assistant on iPhone” is the major announcement made during Google I/O 2017.
Google spent little time while announcing Google Assistant’s entry on iPhone; however, in few ways, this was one of the major announcement made during Google I/O 2017.
Due to the restrictions on third party developers by Apple, Google Assistant may have few limitations on iPhone. Google Assistant is capable of surpassing Apple Siri in certain scenarios which may leave Apple users dreaming of green pastures. This is actually not a great thing for Apply but it perfectly fits in Google’s dream of organizing world’s data. Getting more data including from Apple users will make help Google in improving Google AI.