At 9 o'clock in the morning, with Building a Cloud for Everyone as the theme, the conference Keynote officially started.
Two main themes: AI and security
The first step on the stage is Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene.
At the rightDevelopmentAfter a welcome, and a brief introduction to the advantages of Google Cloud, Diane Greene focuses on the two core themes of this Google Cloud Next: AI and security - because security is the primary concern, and AI is the first opportunity.
In view of security, Diane Greene says that Google Cloud will inject security into every level of the operation; in March this year, Google Cloud has released 20 new security updates, and this week there will be 10 new security products and services. Forrester, a market research firm, ranked Google Cloud as the first in the public cloud area.
Google AI is a bigger topic than security. Diane Greene emphasizes that AI has been integrated into everything that Google has done, and it brings about Google's achievements in open source, AutoML, and the importance of partners and developers to Google.
Then, Diane Greene announced a partnership with National Institutes of Health, which will collaborate on data acquisition and analysis of biological medicine to speed up the discovery of disease oriented treatments.
It is worth mentioning that, after the speech of Diane Greene, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also appeared unexpectedly, and gave a brief introduction to the mission of Google.
Cloud Services Platform
At the end of the Sundar Pichai speech was Urs Hlzle., senior vice president of Google Cloud Urs Hlzle shares Cloud Services platform for Cloud users a comprehensiveCloud serviceThe platform can help users to improve speed and stability on Google Cloud platform (GCP), enhance security and management capabilities.
Based on Cloud Services Platform, the conference has published the following contents:
Istio related: Istio is an open source service grid that Google Cloud launched last year, which provides a unified solution for connection, security, management, and monitoring of micro services. The conference announced that Istio will be upgraded rapidly to version 1 and will soon be used for product deployment. Meanwhile, the Alpha test version based on Kubernetes Engine and Managed Istio tools is also released.
GKE On-Prem: the full name is Google Kubernetes Engine On-Premise. Kubernetes, released by Google Cloud four years ago, is now a factual standard for large-scale deployment of container applications in private cloud, public cloud, and mixed cloud environments. At this conference, Google Cloud releases GKE On-Prem, which will quickly enter the Alpha test phase to provide users with a Kubernetes preinstalled install update and a series of capabilities across GCP.
GKE Policy Management: allows administrators to better configure Kubernetes, and immediately enter the Alpha testing phase.
Stackdriver Service Monitoring: provides a series of more intuitive views for administrators.
Several new tools related to Serverless Computing: GKE serverless add-on, Knative, Cloud Bulid.
After introducing Cloud Services Platform, Prabhakar Raghavan, vice president of Google Cloud, introduced the update of G Suite office suite. He says more than 4 million of the pay companies are using G Suite, including Whirlpool, Nielsen and Bon Tong; meanwhile, the G Suite team has also added nearly 300 features to it last year.
This time, the update of G Suite is as follows:
Security center investigation tool. Earlier this year, G Suite had added security center functions; this increased investigation tool allows administrators to clearly see if there are data leaks, Drive files disconnected, virus mail, and so on, which can be more quickly and visually scavenging threats without the need for logs analysis. This feature is currently available on the EAP (Early Adopter Program) project for G Suite enterprise users.
Data Regions. It allows users to choose different regions to store and distribute data clearly and intuitively. At present, this function has appeared in all G Suite enterprise users.
Hangout Chat intelligent reply. This function has already appeared in Gmail, and is now transplanted to G Suite. This function will appear in G Suite in the next few weeks.
Intelligent writing. It is also a function that has already appeared in Gmail; this function will appear in G Suite in the next few weeks.
Grammar Suggestions in Google Docs. To put it simply, it is to provide collaborative suggestions for content in Google Docs, where machine learning functions are used. This function is now online in the EAP project.
Voice commands in Hangouts Meet hardware. Last fall, G Suite announced Hangouts Meet Hardware, which now adds support for Google Assistant and can work in the conference room with voice commands. The feature will be launched later this year.
The third generation of Cloud TPU comes
At the Google Cloud Next conference, Li Feifei, the chief scientist of Google AI, took the stage. In her speech, she said, AI means empowerment, and Google wants to be able to democratization of AI, from everyone to every company - and AutoML has no doubt that it plays a major role in the process.
Based on this idea, on the basis of previous AutoML Vision and Cloud AutoML, Li Feifei announced two major advances in Auto ML:
AutoML Natural Language.
The two one is based on natural language, the other is based on translation; the purpose is to make users more convenient to use machine learning and greatly reduce the threshold.
In addition to AutoML, Li Feifei announced that Google's third generation Cloud TPU has entered the Alpha test phase, but more technical details about the third generation Cloud TPU have not been published. At the same time, Li Feifei has also released a series of updates on the core machine learning API, including Cloud Vision API, Cloud Text-to-Speech, Cloud Speech-to-Text, and so on.
Finally, Li Feifei also published the following:
Dialogflow Enterprise Edition. Enter the Beta test stage;
Contact Center AI. It can improve efficiency in the field of customer service, and now enter the Alpha test stage.