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Google unveils project Astro and updates to Gemini AI

Google has just announced their project Astro. This news, shared by Sundar Pichai, could be a game-changer. Astro is an AI assistant designed to help you in daily life.

One of the standout features is Gemini. This AI model is available on Android and iOS. Over 1 million people have signed up to try it. Gemini helps with complex searches using photos. Imagine being at a parking station and forgetting your license plate number. You can now ask Gemini to identify it from your photos. This feature will roll out in the US this week.

Another great feature is "Ask Photos." You can search your memories in a deeper way. For example, you can ask when your daughter learned to swim. Gemini will show you related photos, from pool laps to snorkeling trips. This makes it easy to relive those memories.

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Google also improved Gemini's capabilities in workspace tools. In Gmail, Gemini can summarize long email threads. It can even compare details from multiple emails. This makes managing tasks like home repairs much easier. Gemini can also join Google Meet and provide meeting highlights. This feature is perfect for busy parents who miss school meetings.

Google is also enhancing Notebook LM, a research and writing tool. Students and teachers love it. Now, with Gemini 1.5 Pro, it can create study guides and quizzes. There’s even an audio feature for students who learn best by listening. This makes the learning process more interactive and fun.

In the shopping world, Gemini can simplify returns. It can search for your receipt, locate the order number, and fill out return forms. Imagine never having to dig through emails again. Gemini can also help you settle into a new city. It will find local services, update your address on websites, and even organize your tasks.

Google is also focusing on privacy and security. They prototype experiences to ensure they are private and secure. This includes features like caching for faster response times and better understanding of context.

One of the most exciting aspects of Gemini is its ability to work across different apps. For example, it can summarize recent emails from your child's school and even draft replies for you. This feature will be very useful for busy parents and professionals alike.

Google is also bringing Gemini’s power to the Gemini app. This app is designed to help you learn, create, and code. It's customizable and can be turned into a personal expert on any topic. You can create "Gems," which are custom AI assistants for specific tasks. This will roll out in the coming months.

Overall, Google's new AI advancements aim to make life easier and more efficient. From helping with complex searches to assisting in daily tasks, Gemini is set to become a vital tool in our digital lives.

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