Google will reportedly reveal a bunch of big AI updates in I/O

There are less than two days left until the Google I/O event and a new report from CNBC could have revealed some of the major AI-focused updates to be announced at the show.

One big component will be a new large language model (LLM), PaLM 2, which CNBC describes as a “general purpose” LLM that is the “latest and most advanced” from Google. The LLM has apparently done “a wide range of coding and math tests, as well as creative writing testing and analysis,” according to CNBC, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Google show off some of those capabilities on stage. (The first Palm was announced in April 2022months before the recent AI boom powered by apps like ChatGPT).

CNBC reports that Google will also announce “generative experiences” for search and Bard, its AI-powered chatbot that launched as an experiment in March, including expanding Bard into Japanese and Korean languages. Bard is currently only available in the US and UK.

Google will also reveal more workspace-focused AI tools, including “discussing template generation in Sheets and image generation in its Slides and Meet products,” CNBC says. The company announced AI features for Gmail and Docs back in March, but released them with “trusted testers” first, so we’ll have to wait and see if these new features remain limited or become more widely available.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But it’s not too surprising that the company can make a big impact on AI at Google I/O. With the rise of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and aggressive AI efforts from Microsoft, Google has recently put AI front and center with almost everything it does and even made massive organizational changes aimed at further boosting its AI work.


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