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Pixel 8 Pro Integrates Google's Generative AI Models for On-Device Operation

Google’s Pixel 8 Pro introduces on-device generative AI, transforming image editing, zoom, audio recording, and more.

Google's Pixel 8 Pro showcasing its enhanced AI-powered features.

With the unveiling of the Pixel 8 Pro, Google is set to redefine what smartphones are capable of. Thanks to its custom-built Tensor G3 chip, the Pixel 8 Pro stands as the pioneer in harnessing the power of Google’s generative AI models directly on the device.

Rick Osterloh, the SVP of devices and services at Google, announced this groundbreaking feature. He detailed how Google distilled its expansive text- and image-generating foundation models, making them efficient enough to function seamlessly on the Pixel 8 Pro.

Among the myriad of applications, the most notable is the advanced image editing. The evolved Magic Eraser is a testament to this. It can now immaculately remove larger objects and even people from photos, generating new pixels to ensure the final image remains of superior quality.

Additionally, the device boasts enhanced zoom capabilities. Through on-device AI, users can expect more refined and sharper details in their photos. This innovation is not limited to visuals; audio recording is getting an upgrade, too. The Pixel 8 Pro’s recording app will soon be able to provide concise summaries, highlighting key moments from recordings—a boon for those who wish to recap meeting details swiftly.

Gboard, Google's keyboard app, will also see improvements. On-device large language models will empower the app to deliver more contextually aware and superior quality reply suggestions, enriching user conversations.

While the Magic Eraser feature is available right from the launch, other on-device generative AI functionalities are slated for a December release through an update.

With these advancements, Google's Pixel 8 Pro is not just another smartphone. It's a glimpse into the future of on-device AI capabilities, blurring the lines between technology and magic.

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