This year’s Google I/O summarized in 14 seconds
Google held its annual I/O keynote event yesterday. But unlike in previous years when the search giant focused on the usual format of introducing new gadgets and software, this year artificial intelligence took center stage as Alphabet’s Google unveiled its most powerful general-purpose AI called Pathways Language Model(PaLM 2).
As soon as Alphabet’s CEO Sundar Pichai stepped on stage to deliver the opening talk, the buzz began. Pichai started by mentioning AI and almost every speaker who followed also made reference to it at some point during their speeches.
“We are reimagining all of our core products, including search,” Pichai said after he took the stage at the event. He said Google is integrating generative AI into search.
According to reporters at CNET who analyzed the most common words used at the event, AI was mentioned around 143 times during the 2-hour keynote event, translating to approximately 1.153 AI mentions per minute. Below are CNET’s findings of how many times AI-related words are mentioned at I/O 2023 event:
- Bard: 42 times.
- PaLM: 35 times.
- Generative: 30 times.
- OpenAI: one time.
The biggest takeaway from this year’s Google I/O can be summarized in 14 seconds with this video shared by Verge of Pichai saying the word “AI” over and over again.
Pretty sure Google is focusing on AI at this year’s I/O. #GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/RxlFQw2l8b
— The Verge (@verge) May 10, 2023
Below is a 15-minute summary of the entire keynote address, thanks to Matt Wolfe for sharing this on Twitter.
I've started working on my in-depth news breakdown video for Friday and, as part of the process, I watched the entire 4+ hours of the Google I/O event today.
Here's my 15-min super edit of the parts I found the most interesting. (I cut out a lot of the phone stuff) pic.twitter.com/wysJnS9Gph
— Matt Wolfe (@mreflow) May 11, 2023
Below is a full video of the I/O keynote event.