Every year, thousands of Google developers gather at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California for Google IO, the company’s biggest developer show of the year. Google executives take the stage to show the latest tools, features, and updates coming to all of the company’s products.
The keynote address starts at 10 am Pacific (1 pm Eastern) on Wednesday, May 17. The video player at the top of this page will start showing the live feed about an hour before the keynote address begins. We’ll also be running a liveblog filled with commentary and analysis—join in.
What should you expect? Lots of talk about Android, for sure. Google will most likely show enhancements to its mobile operating system, the most-used piece of software in the world that powers close to two billion devices. We’ll also hear about Google’s cloud services, from the corporate end all the way down to the consumer stuff like Gmail. There’s no hotter topic in Silicon Valley than AI, and Google has always been at the forefront of AI research and development. We should definitely expect the company to tell us about how it’s pushing machine learning, voice recognition, and computer vision. Speaking of computer vision, the other hot topic in tech is “mixed reality” (or augmented reality), where real-world images are overlayed with computer imagery. Facebook, Microsoft, and Snapchat are all leading the charge here, so we can expect Google to show some moves as well. Just join us in hoping they don’t bring Google Glass back from the dead.