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Topic: Google IO 2018

Why Google IO 2018 squandered AI leadership to focus on copying Apple's innovations

05/22/2018, 04:05 pm

Google appears to have a formidable lead in developing "smart services," including intelligent search, voice assistance, map routing, imaging and other app features powered by artificial intelligence. Yet at its annual Google IO developer conference, the company failed to show developers how this edge would do much for them, given that most Android devices aren't updated and that Google's own updated, premium-priced Android devices aren't selling.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's cancelled data center, LG MLCD+ screens in the 2018 iPhone and more

05/11/2018, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Apple's drone project, Jony Ive and post-Jobs products, and a virtual assistant from Google that that phones people to schedule appointments just like a real assistant.

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Google ML Kit aims to help developers add machine learning to their iOS apps

05/08/2018, 03:05 pm

Google launched a new machine learning SDK called ML Kit, which provides a way for developers to add machine learning-based features to their Android and iOS apps, with Google's new framework following almost a year after Apple introduced the similar Core ML platform.

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Google Maps to get augmented reality, 'VPS' & other improvements

05/08/2018, 03:05 pm

Google on Tuesday teased upcoming changes to Google Maps, among them augmented reality support and a concept called "VPS," short for "visual positioning system."

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Google announces Android P, with strong emphasis on 'free and open'

05/08/2018, 02:05 pm

As expected, at the 2018 Google I/O developer's conference, the company has announced a new version of Android, with a beta program starting on Tuesday for a small sliver of devices.

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Google Assistant ups challenge to Apple's Siri with support for multiple actions & 'continued conversation'

05/08/2018, 02:05 pm

At its annual I/O developer event on Tuesday, Google revealed several planned upgrades to Google Assistant, further widening the gap with Apple's Siri.

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Google Assistant iOS app update coming this year, teases Duplex AI phone calls

05/08/2018, 02:05 pm

Google has previewed some of the changes it will be making to the Google Assistant app for iOS at the Google I/O keynote address, including food delivery and smart home-related requests, and an experimental feature where the digital assistant makes calls to businesses on the user's behalf.

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