By Adam Wojda,  

Alphabet is focusing its I/O announcements on AI-driven features: Google has invested heavily in AI in recent years, and CEO Sundar Pichai has said that AI will “fundamentally reshape how computing is experienced by everyone.” At I/O this week, we’ll likely get a better sense of how Google is activating on that agenda.

With only two days until Google's I/O event, things are heating up as eager participants look forward to hearing about the tech giant's upcoming plans. As reported by CNBC, it seems that the company has are plan to reveal many significant Artificial Intelligence (AI) updates.

Google’s newest and most advanced large language model (LLM), PaLM 2, is set to be released. This “general-use” LLM has passed math, coding and creative writing tests as well as analysis. Given this, it seems that Google will use its event to showcase just what this new advanced language model can do. It is important to note that this is the most recent model that Google has released, as PaLM was first announced in April 2022.

Moreover, Google is said to be introducing new “generative experiences” for its search and AI-powered chatbot Bard. This release is set to expand the use of Bard in two additional languages, namely Japanese and Korean. Until now, the chatbot had only been available in the US and the UK.

The tech giant is also set to unveil AI-powered features for its Workspace products. These are said to include “template generation in Sheets and image generation in its Slides and Meet products.” It is interesting to note that the company had also announced other AI features for Gmail and Docs in March, but they had only been available to a selected number of “trusted testers”.

AI has seen an increase in usage and application in the past years and this is something that Google CEO Sundar Pichai readily acknowledges. He has stated that the technology would “fundamentally reshape how computing is experienced by everyone”. Attendees of Google I/O will