1. There were many parallels between the consumer and developer announcements. It felt as if, on one hand, AI is making the world of developers more accessible to consumers, and on the other, consumers are becoming increasingly capable of creations once limited to developers. Words like “multimodality”, “personalization”, “contextual” and “optionality” were used to describe updates in both the consumer-focused keynote and the developer keynote.

2. There were a thousand AI announcements, but the one that seems likely to impact the largest audience is the broader release of AI Overviews, a Gemini model designed for Search. According to The Keyword blog, it combines Gemini’s advanced capabilities — including multi-step reasoning, planning and (you guessed it) multimodality — with Google’s best-in-class Search tech.

3. Google’s vision is to make Gemini and its API available to as many people as possible. It’s being embedded in every consumer product. It’s currently used by 1.5M devs. Gemini Advanced already has 1M+ users. They’re introducing a lighter weight version called Gemini 1.5 Flash. Gemini Live will enable you to interact with the product using your voice. And they launched a Gemini API Dev competition with a grand prize of an all-electric DeLorean (Dr. Emmett Brown made the announcement, naturally).

4. Examples of how AI will change our everyday experiences were abundant and powerful. In Google Photos, you can prompt, “when did my daughter learn to swim?” and it will search through your photos to get you an answer. Or imagine asking, “how has my daughter’s swimming progressed?” and it creates a slideshow of images and video captured over her lifetime that reveals how her skills have improved. In Gmail, imagine you’re a busy parent that can’t keep up with all of the school news and updates (I can relate). You ask, “please summarize all of my school-related emails” and get a quick synopsis. Or imagine the PTA meeting is captured and distributed as a video. You can ask Google to “watch” the video and summarize its main points. And in the category of multi-step reasoning, imagine using Search this way: “give me the best yoga studios in Boston, which ones are having specials, and map the best route to them from Beacon Hill.”

5. And finally, it’s best to get to Shoreline a little early to make sure you get a seat in the shade.

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