Google on Thursday held its ninth version of the Google for India occasion in New Delhi. The occasion targeted on all developments and updates coming to Google apps and providers within the area. A number of the highlights of the occasion embody a give attention to AI, an improved purchasing expertise, updates to ONDC, different partnerships with Govt. our bodies, and extra.
Google introduced that its experimental Search Generative Expertise (SGE) is getting help for photos and video. Thus far the experimental function used to compile info from numerous articles on-line and give you a abstract of the info gathered. Now, with the brand new replace, it is going to additionally present photos and movies. Curiously, it is going to even have the potential to generate photos based mostly in your textual content immediate.
SGE can also be getting consumer opinions making it simpler for everybody to determine upon a services or products. Moreover, it is going to additionally present consumer opinions of 100+ authorities schemes. For example, should you sort ‘Ayushman Bharat’ on Google, it won’t solely present the data but in addition consumer opinions in regards to the authorities scheme.
Google Bard will get help for 9 Indian languages
Google introduced that Bard is getting help for Indian languages again in July. It reaffirmed the identical at the moment on the Google for India occasion. Google Bard can now reply in 9 Indian languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, and Urdu.
Improved purchasing expertise, service provider updates
Google has revealed that it’s enhancing the purchasing expertise for customers. Search will now present almost bodily shops extra prominently. Customers may also be capable to see info like delivery timelines, stock, and pricing of merchandise from neighborhood shops.
The Enterprise messages function is coming to look by the top of 2023. It would permit customers to instantly chat with the service provider from search. All of the conversations will stay personal in a chat.
Retailers will now be capable to simply show a list of their merchandise on-line, permitting clients to browse and buy merchandise conveniently.
Google and ONDC partnership
Google can also be partnering with the federal government’s ONDC platform. One of many main advantages of this partnership will probably be to farmers. It would let farmers instantly promote their produce on-line by means of ONDC, fixing the most important concern of farmers within the nation.
This function will arrive later this 12 months.
Moreover, Google additionally introduced its partnership with Bhashini and MeitY.
Google Pay updates, Digikavach
Google additionally introduced updates to Google Pay. The app will alert customers in case of fraud and block transactions when confirmed. How this may virtually work is that it’ll vibrate the telephone as quickly because it detects you making a transaction to a fraudulent account, warning you to not proceed with that specific transaction. Additionally, the function helps 9 Indian languages alongside English. This comes as a part of Google’s ‘Digikavach’ initiative.
Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & IT, Ashwini Vaishnaw, introduced Google’s Digital Pragati mission. This contains all microfinance schemes resembling simpler mortgage grants and credit score on the Google Pay app.
Google Pay has partnered with some banks and finance companies to supply loans as small as Rs 15,000. Loans will be repaid from as little as Rs 111.
YouTube Information web page
Google is making it simpler so that you can preserve observe of reports. With the brand new replace to YouTube, customers can faucet on a video and collect all of the information about that subject, together with a information story, explainer movies, shorts, and associated tales.
“This launch reinforces YouTube’s long-standing dedication to connecting viewers with well timed and substantive information content material, whereas additionally serving to information organizations interact with their viewers by means of multi-format content material in distinctive methods,” acknowledged Google.
Made in India Google Pixel 8
Lastly, Google revealed that it’s partnering with worldwide and home producers to supply Pixel smartphones regionally. As a part of this, it is going to manufacture the Google Pixel 8 in India and can ship the regionally manufactured telephone beginning in 2024.
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