We were so much excited when we got confirmation for Google IO 2018 Extended hosted by GDG Baroda. Thousands of people around the globe were watching the live streaming of amazing Google IO 2018 which was held on 8th May at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California. So, in the same way we also got opportunity to enjoy live streaming by GDG Baroda.

Before live streaming started, some members of community delivered the talks on past Google IO conferences. It was so interesting.T hey discussed about several awesome products launched in past IO conferences, which are used by the people at large scale in today’s world. There was interaction with the attendees like what new products they are expecting in IO this time? There were brief discussions on products like:

  • Google Assistant
  • TensorFlow
  • Google Maps
  • Google Cloud Platform

Discussions of past IO products

We enjoyed seeing the video of Google IO venue which was made by the two co-organizers of GDG Baroda who were at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

It was just awesome! Finally, the live streaming started with the rocking keynote by Sundar Pichai. It was a feeling as if we are actually attending the event at Shoreline Amphitheatre itself. We were just enjoying the keynote in the anticipation of products that were coming up. Sundar Pichai & other Google leads were speaking about the coming products of Google. This time in IO conference, the big announcements in the Google technologies were:

  • Google AI
  • Google Assistant with “continued conversation”
  • Google Photos with AI
  • YouTube & Google Assistant will be on smart displays.
  • Google Maps configured with Google Assistant
  • New Generation for TPU
  • Google News redesigned with AI
  • Google unveils ML Kit, an SDK that makes it easy to add AI smarts to iOS and Android apps

For more details of above listed products, please click here.

Another big thing, Google Maps will get configured with Augmented Reality & it will show imaginary view of the street. For details click here.

Apart from these, there was one interesting announcement about the subsidiary of Google known as Waymo, which works on the production of autonomous cars. In this IO, Google announced that it is turning self-driving cars from science fiction into reality with the help of AI. For more details click here.

Fully enjoyed the event!

Being with GDG Baroda, is always a great thing!

That’s it for today’s post. We’ll continue our journey in upcoming post.