Last week, Google rolled out dozens of new releases during its I/O 2021 developer conference, including updates to Android and Workspace (e.g., Docs, Slides, Sheets).
But the real story is Google’s updates to its cash machine: Google Search.
… here are 2 acronyms — meant to make Google Search more talkative and knowledgeable — that you should know about:
The 2 technologies are not yet ready for the public, but that didn’t stop Google from demonstrating their abilities by having Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai “talk” to the planet Pluto (anthropomorphism at its finest).
The I/O demonstrations foreshadow a future Search that’s less type-in-a-query-and-get-a-list-of-results, and more chat friendly.
In Google’s own blog post, it demonstrates a hypothetical search to prepare for a hike to Mount Fuji. Instead of sifting through result pages and tweaking keywords, the AI just knows what information can help and delivers it conversationally.
How exactly? Don’t look at us. But anything’s better than accidentally clicking a search ad.