We all are aware that Google I/0 2018 is right around the corner. Following this Google has published a blog post that gives the users a glimpse of how it uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve their apps, service and the redesigned platform.
Google has said in the official blog post that, it trains a software system to pick up various patterns using a number of examples. This ability of Google to learn the patterns, correct itself and adapt is known as machine learning. The machine learning is the basic fundamental block for several of the company's features available nowadays. Google has also listed various use-cases for the AI technology that is used in the popular apps.
When we speak about photography, then most of the users might have an idea about how the Pixel 2 uses AI in order to detect the subject and apply the 'shallow depth of field' effect which it uses to capture crisp portrait images. Further, the images are then stored in the Google Photos, that also makes use of the object detection to sort a user's photos- the pet shots from those sunrise shots- showing the in the search results intelligently.
Also, the personalized recommendations on the Google Play Music along with the automatic captions on the YouTube videos are powered by machine learning; this, in turn, offers suggestions that are based on their interests and time of the day. One of the most popular features from the Google Translate which allows a user to scan an image and see translations uses optical character recognition. This helps in figuring out the word and view the existing matches in the translation data set from which it learned about the same.
While on the productivity front, the Gmail uses AI in order to suggest 3 responses which are otherwise known as Smart Replies, which is based on the email a user receives. If a user wishes to ignore the email, then Google's nudging system which is a separate AI module that reminds a user to follow up or respond to them. Also, most of the Google products are now backed by AI, which includes the services including Maps, Trips and Google Assistant.