Google IO 2023: From Pixel Fold to Generative AI powered Search, here's everything Google announced today

From opening Bard access in 180 countries to launching its first foldable phone, here is everything Google announced at Google IO 2023 tonight.


  • Google hosted Google IO 2023 tonight.
  • At the event, Google launched Pixel Fold.
  • At the event, Google announced Google DeepMind.
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Google hosted its annual developers’ conference — Google I/O 2023 — today. At the event, Google announced a host of new ways it is utilising its generative AI, Google Bard, in its products and services. The list not only includes the company’s flagship product, that is, Google Search, but also other products and services such as Google Maps, Gmail and Google Photos. In addition to this, the company announced that it is opening Bard to people in 180 countries. It’s also introducing Bard in Japanese and Korean with support for 40 more languages arriving later this year. Also Read - Google IO 2023: Google launches its first foldable phone, Pixel Fold

On the hardware front, the company announced its first ever foldable display smartphone — Google Pixel Fold — and its budget smartphone dubbed as the Google Pixel 7a. While these are important announcement, the list isn’t nearly enough. So, if you missed watching the live event, here is everything Google announced at Google I/O 2023. Also Read - Google Search finally takes the AI route as Microsoft Bing poses threat

Everything Google announced at Google I/O 2023

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— Google announced Magic Editor feature for Google Photos. This feature will make it easier for users to make complex edits without pro-level editing skills. The feature uses a combination of AI techniques, including generative AI, to help users make edits to specific parts of an image — like the subject, sky or background. The feature will also create new content to fill in the gaps after repositioning the subject. This feature will arrive in Google Photos later this year.

Google Maps

— Google also announced Immersive View for Routes feature for Maps. This feature will enable users to visualise every segment of a route before they hit the road — whether they are driving, walking or cycling. Immersive View uses computer vision and AI to fuse billions of Street View and aerial images together to create a rich, digital model of the world. Google will begin rolling out Immersive View for Routes in the coming months in Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, Florence, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Paris, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Tokyo, and Venice.

— Gmail is getting a Help me Write feature that will help users write to emails by pulling details from their existing emails and information provided by the user. This feature will be powered by generative AI. This feature will arrive via a Workspace update later this year.

Google Search

— Users will now see an AI-powered snapshot of key information to consider, with links to dig deeper into the top that they have searched. Below this snapshot, users will see suggested next steps, including the ability to ask follow-up questions.

— Generative AI in Search will also help users to understand the full picture when they are shopping, making complex purchase decisions faster and much easier. “When searching for a product, you’ll get a snapshot of noteworthy factors to consider and products that fit the bill. You’ll also get product descriptions that include relevant, up-to-date reviews, ratings, prices and product images,” Google explained.

— Search is getting a new ‘About this Image’ that will let users see important context, like where else an image has been seen online, or when and where similar images have appeared. Later this year, users will be able to use it in Lens in the Google app or Chrome.

— Google also announced an experiment in Search Labs, called SGE (Search Generative Experience). SGE is available on Chrome desktop and the Google App (Android and iOS) in the US (English-only at launch), so the company can incorporate feedback and continue to improve the experience over time. Google will be opening up signups for Search Labs today, with access to SGE beginning in the coming weeks.

Google Bard

— Google today announced that it is removing the waitlist and opening up Bard to over 180 countries and territories with more coming soon.

— Google Bard is now available in Japanese and Korean, and the company is planning to roll out support for 40 languages soon.

— Google Bard is also getting a Dark theme.

PaLM 2

— Google introduced PaLM 2 at the Google I/O 2023. PaLM 2 is the company’s next generation language model with improved multilingual, reasoning and coding capabilities.

— Google also announced that it will bring PaLM 2 to over 25 new products and features including Workspace.

Google AI and DeepMind

— Google has combined its AI and DeepMind teams into a new team called Google DeepMind.

— Google DeepMind has developed PaLM 2 and it’s now working on its next model called Gemini. “Gemini is still in training, but it’s already exhibiting multimodal capabilities never before seen in prior models. Once fine-tuned and rigorously tested for safety, Gemini will be available at various sizes and capabilities, just like PaLM 2,” Google said.

Google Workspace

— Google Sheets will now generate a plan that will help users get organised.

— Users can now pick a slide and use a simple text prompt to generate an original visual that conveys their unique artistic vision. Google is rolling out this feature to trusted testers next month.


— Later this year, Find My Device will help users locate products other than their phone, such as headphones, tablets, and more.

— Android is getting an ‘unknown tracker alerts’ feature that will essentially entail users’ smartphones alerting them and locating unfamiliar tracking tags that have been separated from their owners and are seen moving with them.

— Google says that soon Android will be able to give users ‘compose-itions’ an extra spark of personality via the Magic Compose feature. It is a new Messages feature powered by generative AI that will helps users transform their text messages to their desired vibe before they hit send.

— Android is also getting Generative AI wallpapers, Cinematic wallpapers and Emoji wallpapers.

Pixel 7a

Pixel 7a is powered by Tensor G2 chipset that is coupled with 8GB of RAM. It is available starting today and it starts at $499.

Pixel Tablet

— It is powered by Tensor G2 chipset and it comes with a charging dock.

— The speaker dock keeps the tablet charged and ready. When the tablet is docked, users can access features such as a digital photo frame, smart home controls and hands-free help from Google.

— It ships next month starting at $499.

Pixel Fold

— The Google Pixel Fold is powered by the Tensor G2 chipset and it is the thinnest smartphone by the company so far.

— It starts at $1,799.

  • Published Date: May 11, 2023 12:42 AM IST
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