New Launch and Google I/O Highlights

May 7, 2019
Posted in General
May 7, 2019 Ricky Costa

Quantum Stat’s Premier Platform Launches!

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Google I/O
Google’s conference has the knack for showing us great insight into tech innovation (remember last year’s Google Duplex?). Well the tech wizards have returned revealing their most prolific updates from software to hardware for 2019. Here are the highlights:

Smartphone

Google announced the new Pixel 3a is priced as $399, vs. last year’s Pixel 3 at $799.

Search and Augmented Reality

Google announced it is adding augmented reality to search. A user can place a 3D image and embed the product image over the user’s environment.

AI and Virtual Assistants

Recent NLP advancements such as Google’s Bert language model is beginning to show its prowess at scale: 
-Google’s Live Caption will add text captions to video, using speech recognition automatically.
-Google’s Relay uses speech recognition and text-to-speech for users while they conduct a live call.

Privacy

Google will allow users to auto-delete their web and app activity information after a defined time across various Google assets:
-Google isn’t looking for any more legal troubles after they were litigated in August 2018 over the storage of users’ location data even after they had turned off Location History.

Smart Home

Google introduces Nest Hub Max, its first smart display with a camera:
-Smart displays will be key for voice commerce to take off with added visual input for product search and purchasing. As of January 2019, 13% of US adults own a smart display according to Voicebot.ai.