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Sneak peek of Google's AI plans with Pixel 9

Google's upping its AI game for the Pixel 9 with a suite of new features branded as "Google AI". It includes "Add Me" for group photos, "Studio" for creative edits, and "Pixel Screenshots" - a privacy-focused version of Microsoft's Recall.

What's going on here?

Google is planning to introduce "Google AI" features for the Pixel 9, including a privacy-friendly version of Microsoft's controversial Recall feature.

What does this mean?

Google's bundling some existing AI tricks (Circle to Search, Gemini) with shiny new ones:

  • "Add Me" - an upgrade to Best Take that'll make sure everyone's in your group shots

  • "Studio" - possibly an all-in-one AI image generator, similar to Apple's Image Playground

  • "Pixel Screenshots" - Google's take on Microsoft's Recall, but way less creepy

The Pixel Screenshots feature only works on manually captured screenshots, not everything on your screen. It'll use on-device AI to help you search screenshot contents and even chat about them.

Why should I care?

Samsung is set to unveil new AI features across its lineup on July 10. Given their history of using Google's AI, we might see some overlap with What Google might bring to the Pixel 9 series in August.

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