With the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, and in particular the new Tensor G3 chip, Google is introducing a whole host of new AI-related features. Presentation.
Google recently made its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones official. While these devices have new displays, new sensors, and other hardware improvements, it’s really the new Tensor G3 chip that’s most impressive. Thanks to the latter, Mountain View is introducing a whole host of AI features that you can use on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Best Take is probably the feature everyone will be talking about in these new devices, both good and bad. By shooting multiple group shots at the same time, it becomes possible to choose the best face for each person in the photo so that they are all in one photo.
A ‘weird’ feature that shows how far technology has come. The next group photo you post on your networks might not be real: it’ll be a composition to make sure no one blinks, sneezes or turns their head at the crucial moment.
You’re probably familiar with Magic Eraser, a Google feature that lets you quickly remove items from a photo. Now the giant is releasing Magic Editor, a new feature that uses generative AI to enhance your image. You can move an object from one area to another, adjust the background with pre-configured options, or fill the space with AI-generated content.
Magic Eraser improvements (Pixel 8 Pro)
Magic Eraser on Pixel 8 Pro can now remove larger elements and generate new pixels to fill in empty areas.
Audio magic eraser
Audio Magic Eraser analyzes video audio to identify different sounds and organize them into different tracks. You can then control each of them, reducing the noise level that annoys you and increasing the others.
Call screen improvements
Call Screen is one of the Pixel’s best features, it uses an AI voice assistant. From now on, Call Screen will be able to distinguish between a spam call and a legitimate call. In the latter case, the AI voice assistant will tell the caller that he or she is trying to join the line, then alert you with a summary of the situation and several options, including picking up the phone. , mark the call as unwanted or accept the message.
This feature can also handle pop-up calls, such as a doctor’s office call to confirm an appointment. The wizard will offer a simple summary and you can tap Confirm to let the wizard confirm for you. After a while, these updates will also work on the Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 when paired with a smartphone equipped with the Tensor chip.
When you write messages using voice dictation, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro can translate your words in real time. If you want to share a message in Spanish, for example, just speak French and your phone will automatically translate.
This new feature lets you hold down the power button to make the Pixel read the page aloud.
Gboard now uses AI to correct typos, grammar, and other errors that may occur while typing. Just tap on “More Fixes” to see what the AI can offer you.
If you have a Pixel 8 Pro, you’ll have even better recommendations on Gboard. This feature will appear in December.
If you don’t have time to read the whole article, the Pixel 8 can summarize it for you. In long articles, you’ll find a new “Summary” button that uses AI to highlight important points in short, easy-to-read texts.
Video Boost is another feature that will appear after some time. Each frame of your video is processed during capture, adjusting things like color, brightness, stabilization, and grain. It also uses Night Sight Video to make dark scenes clearer. This seems very promising.
After the Pixel dropped in December, the recorder will support native summaries on the Pixel 8 Pro.
People have been asking for the ability to zoom in on movies and TV shows for years, and Google plans to make it possible. The new zoom enhancement feature will intelligently enhance native digital zoom using AI to improve sharpness. Arrival is planned for December.
Wizard with Bard
Wizard with Bard is exactly what it sounds like. Google has combined Google Assistant with its AI chatbot Bard to provide a more powerful digital assistant integrated into the Google ecosystem. You can then make more complex requests to the Assistant, like asking it to review your important emails to see what you’ve missed, and the Assistant will look through your Gmail inbox to collect it all for you.
Like ChatGPT, Assistant with Bard also recognizes images. You can take a photo of something in the real world and the assistant can answer questions about that photo.
This feature is currently being rolled out to early testers. It will be rolling out to all Pixel 8 users in the coming months.
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