Google I/O Highlights 2021

Project Starline: Creates 3D image of a person during a video call

Digital Car key in Android 12 — to lock, unlock or start a vehicle using NFC

• Partnership with Samsung and Fitbit for wearables

• Android 12 phones can unlock and share files from ChromeBook

Privacy dashboard: To show what and when a data is accessed

• Google Shop: Shopping-knowledge-graph to show reviews, pricing, video, etc.

Google Maps’ AR-view: To point at places like restaurants and see how crowded they are

• LaMDA: Open ended language model for dialogue applications

Eco-friendly and safer-routes features for Google Maps

By Vedang R. Vatsa

IT & Management Consultant