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Google I/O 2021

a month ago
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Last week's #Google I/O has been full of news both for consumers and businesses. Let's take a quick look at the most exciting announcements they made.

#Android is getting its biggest and most radical design overhaul in years, focused on customization, new privacy features and a lot of color (https://bit.ly/3fMaUq6). Google and #Samsung will be unifying their wearable platforms into Wear OS.

Google's Workspace office software is getting new features to better link documents and make it easier to work between products (https://bit.ly/3oP9Rd6).

Google's password manager built into #Chrome and Android devices is getting new features to automatically update website passwords right from the password manager (https://bit.ly/2RF2ZD7).

AI-wise, amazing new tech demos were shown: I'm most excited about Google's new "LaMDA" AI language model, which appears to be a game-changer in AI-powered conversations (https://bit.ly/3wBgtOM).

Google is also using AI to further enhance their Photos platform to create animated photos from still shots, improved skin toning and Google Maps' AR Live View tool to show more augmented reality information.

Last but not least Google demonstrated Project Starline, which uses cameras and depth sensors to create a real-time 3D model of a person virtually sitting across you to recreate the feeling of having a face-to-face meeting (https://bit.ly/3usQCHf).