Google’s stuffed the Google I/O 2023 with generative AI so much that I will get nightmares about my job being taken over by prompt-based AIs in the future but let’s not sing doom and gloom about the next stage in technology. If anything, I can use the generative AI as a tool to speed up my work but that’s a conversation for another day. Right now, I want to tell you about something I am sure will and should be copied by Apple, Amazon and other tablet manufacturers — The Google Pixel Tablet and its clever, clever integration with the charging speaker dock.
While Apple loves making powerful processors and slick UI systems, it’s barely put elbow grease into reinventing traditional use cases of existing technology. iPhones became cameras, iPads became MacBooks and MacBooks became Intel’s worse nightmare. There’s nothing wrong with Apple's approach to technology, it's safe and reliable and I love that but I am beginning to love Google’s approach too.