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“Anticipating the Latest Innovations: A Sneak Peek into Google I/O 2023”

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👋 Good morning! We hope you’re doing well. Today, we have some exciting news to share with you regarding Google I/O 2023.

Google I/O 2023 is confirmed

Google Pixel Tablet Announcement IO 2022

Google has officially confirmed that its annual I/O developer conference will be taking place from May 10, 2023. While it’s not surprising to hear that the conference is happening in May, as it’s been an annual occurrence for years now, Google has noted that in-person attendance will be “limited.” Therefore, it’s recommended that you register now to avoid disappointment.

All the details and what to expect

  • For those who can’t attend in person, the event and keynote address will be streamed via YouTube.
  • Based on past events, we can expect to see the Pixel 7a reveal and Android 14 betas.
  • The Pixel 6a debuted at I/O 2022, while Android betas have been announced at the event for a few years running.
  • Google previously confirmed that the Pixel Tablet was coming in 2023, so we can expect to see it at the event as well.
  • We may also get a brief look at the Pixel 8, which was teased last year.
  • Rumors and leaks regarding a Pixel Fold have also gained steam, so we can only hope to see it at I/O 2023.
  • Google also uses the occasion to announce new features for services like Maps, Translate, Search, and more.
  • So additions to its services are also effectively guaranteed on the day.

Will Bard launch on the day?

  • One major question is whether Google’s new Bard AI bot will be launched or make an appearance at all.
  • Google’s ChatGPT rival is already being used by “trusted testers.”
  • The firm also said at Bard’s February unveiling that it intended to launch a public version in the coming weeks.
  • However, Bard gained some negative press after its unveiling, as it turned out the bot actually gave an incorrect answer to a query.
  • Shares in Google parent company Alphabet reportedly tanked by 8% at the time.
  • This saga as well as recent layoffs have apparently resulted in some discontent among employees.
  • You have to think Google might opt for an easier or more choreographed Bard demonstration if it really wants to show off the tech.
  • After all, another flub might lead to share prices dropping in an even bigger way.
  • Then again, Google could also lean heavily on it being a “beta” or “preview” as a way to excuse any major errors.
  • Either way, the company seems to be feeling the pressure thanks to ChatGPT and Bing Chat.
  • So it needs to carefully balance a desire to launch a timely response with the need for a polished product.

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Wednesday Weirdness

Choshimaru Japan

Many sushi eateries have a conveyor belt system in place, allowing you to simply grab a plate of sushi as it goes past you. Now, all 63 branches of a Tokyo-based restaurant chain have announced that they will stop this revolving system.

According to SoraNews24, the Choshimaru restaurant chain has decided to switch to a more conventional ordering system in the wake of a spate of sushi terror incidents. Yep, the move comes after several viral videos showed people handling the food and other items in disgusting ways (e.g. putting a cigarette butt in a container for pickled ginger). This is why we can’t have nice things.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more updates from Tech Leaks!

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