Google’s Pixel 8 is “engineered and built for the generative AI era”

Google has announced that the Pixel 8 Pro will be the first device to run Google’s generative AI foundational models in a distilled version on the device, powered by the custom-built Tensor G3 chip. According to Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh, the Pixel 8 is the “first phone engineered and built for the generative AI era.”

AI enhancements include an improved Magic Eraser for photo touch-ups and a recording app that can summarize the highlights of meetings. The Pixel 8 Pro will also feature smart replies in the Gboard keyboard app, which is powered by a large language model and can automatically summarize web pages. These AI features will roll out via an update in December, except for Magic Eraser, which will be available with the launch of the new Pixel next week.

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