Google next I/O developers conference is will take place at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA starting from May 7th. The details leaked out by a crafty Twitter user named Till Kottmann who used a shortcut accidentally hidden in a puzzle Google and tweeted out this morning to find the relevant information hidden in a snippet of JSON code.
Actually this year Google tweeted out an enigmatic 12-line block of a tweet with an accompanying URL followed by a video with equally enigmatic voiced narration of said text, plus a string of cryptic images and some pleasant ambient music. It is not entirely clear what Google’s up to but one thing is clear that it was some sort of programming puzzle which most Twitter users would not be able to decode easily.
Google also promised free tickets to those who will decipher the code as intended.
Moreover, it is not a huge surprise that Google I/O Developers Conference is scheduled for May 7th to May 9th and last year it started on May 8th. A lot of things has changed since last year when Google revealed Android P in beta, overhauled Google News, and unveiled its controversial Duplex AI project. The project lets an AI agent masquerading to make phone calls and set appointments as a human on your behalf.
Since then the company promised to be more transparent around Duplex disclosure when talking with humans who may not know they’re speaking to an AI agent. Duplex will be a hot topic for this year at the conference along with the updates to Google Lens, Maps, and News, as well as the next version of Android.
A few days back Google was involved in some issue due to violations of data privacy protection regulations by the US Company Google, France has imposed a fine of 50 million Euros. This is the first ticket based on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which came into force last year.
The reason to impose fine is, the French regulator’s National Information and Freedom Commission (CNIL) said that because Google failed to provide users with sufficient information about the data consent policy.