Artificial Intelligence: Google Event Showcases AI Advances In Robotics, Video Generation, And Disaster Management

November 3, 2022 | Artificial Intelligence, News

Google Research showed off some of its AI projects at an event in Manhattan on Wednesday.

Though the AI projects from Google Research are still under development, their scope was impressive, ranging from health diagnostics and test-to-image generation to disaster management and robotics. (Axios)


· A machine learning model For early detection wildfires. Already live in the US, Canada, Mexico and Australia.

· A flood forecasting system that has been active in India and Bangladesh and sent out 150 million flood alerts to 23 million people. The project has now been expanded to 18 countries.


· AI powered maternal health/ultrasound made possible using an android app and a portable ultrasound monitor. Testing in progress in the US and Zambia.

· Google’s Automated Retinal Disease Assessment applies AI to detect diabetic retinopathy. Possible simply by the patient taking a picture of their eyes on their own smartphone.


“Code As Policies” – a project in which robots are learning to autonomously generate new code. (in response to text indicating that a user’s favorite cup was blue and her favorite candy was M&Ms, the robot placed a small bag of M&Ms in a blue cup.)

Wordcraft and languages

· In a project titled the “1000 Languages Initiative” work is afoot to create an AI model that would process the world’s 1000 most-spoken languages.

· Also under development, Google’s AI fiction-crafting tool.

Generative AI from Google Research

· Imagen Video can create a short clip from phrases like “a giraffe underneath a microwave.”

· Phenaki is a model that generates videos from text, with prompts that can change over time. Videos could be as long as multiple minutes.

· AI Test Kitchen, an app converts text to image inside two games – “City Dreamer” to build cityscapes from command words, and “Wobble” to generate friendly monsters that can execute some dance steps.

Related Story: Google Engineer Claims AI Chatbot Is “Sentient;” Sent On Leave By Company

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