Google I/O wraps today, leaving developers to digest a wide variety of new product, service and feature announcements, ranging from a managed machine learning platform and other artificial intelligence-fueled advances to Google Workspace updates to new Multitask Unified Model technology.
The livestreamed conference, held virtually after being cancelled last year amid coronavirus restrictions, fielded registrations from some 200,000 developers from 181 countries, with 80 percent from outside the United States.
“I/O has always been a celebration of technology and its ability to improve lives, and I remain optimistic that technology can help us address the challenges we face together,” Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said. “At Google, the past year has given renewed purpose to our mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We continue to approach that mission with a singular goal: Building a more helpful Google for everyone. That means being helpful in moments that matter, and it means giving you the tools to increase your knowledge, success, health and happiness.”