Washington Post article: What We Lose When the World Moves On From Email. Read here.
Springtime (April - June) is developer conference time. It probably started with the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons in the fall. In order to fill the pipeline and retail channel with software to go with the new hardware, companies invited their developers to preview the new features of the operating systems so they could write code for the new products.
Microsoft's Annual Build conference was held this month as was Google I/O. Facebook developers met in April, and Apple's turn is June 5. What's in the air? What will products look like in the next year?
Some of the words in the air at 2017 developer conferences:
- AI (artificial intelligence)
- AR (augmented reality)
- Speech recognition
Some of the developer conversations:
- Kotlln and Swift
- Neural networks
Some of the quotes from developer conferences:
"AI is going to disrupt every single business".-- Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP AI and Research Group at Microsoft Build 2017, 5/10/2017
"An important shift from a mobile first world to an AI first world" -- Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2017
“We can’t build the AR product that we want today, so building VR is the path to getting to those AR glasses” -- Mark Zuckerberg in Recode interview
Joe and Jesse talk about some of the highlights on The Roundtable on WAMC Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11 AM.
For many, the highlight of Google I/O developer conference.
At Google’s I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new technology called Google Lens. The idea with the product is to leverage Google’s computer vision and AI technology in order to bring smarts directly to your phone’s camera. As the company explains, the smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action.
During a demo, Google showed off how you could point your camera at something and Lens tells you what it is — like, it could identify the flower you’re preparing to shoot.
Kotlin is the new language for Android development.
Development lead Andrey Breslav has said that Kotlin is designed to be an industrial-strength object-oriented language, and a "better language" than Java, but still be fully interoperable with Java code, allowing companies to make a gradual migration from Java to Kotlin.
The Kotlin site: "Statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications" Here.