Google Pixel 3: AI & Machine Learning Driven Differentiation

Source: Google Blog 
Google's Pixel 3 launched today and once again the role of AI and Machine Learning in differentiating Google's mobile hardware offering has taken the limelight. Lets take a quick look at some of the AI components packaged in the Pixel 3 offering.
  • Google Lens built into the Pixel 3 camera: Google Lens helps you know know more about something you're looking at. To scan and translate text, find similar styles of clothing, or identify popular plants and animals, you can now long press in the Pixel 3 camera to easily open Lens. When you point your camera at information you want to remember or don’t feel like typing in - like a URL or QR code on a flyer or an email address on a business card -Google Lens suggests what to do next, like creating a new contact.
  • Pixel 3's Camera: The Pixel 3 camera has several new machine learning features, including Top Shot, which takes a burst set of images and then compares the batch to pick out the best shot using machine learning. There’s also Super Res Zoom, which takes a burst set of pictures so that it can more accurately zoom into a photo rather than relying solely on optical zoom, and a feature called Night Sight, which does what it sounds like: helps illuminate an otherwise dark situation. The algorithm helps it figure out the proper exposure for the scene, and then fills in the blanks where necessary. And for the selfie-inclined, the Pixel 3's photo booth mode will take a photo when you smile, no tap on the screen needed.
  • Gmail’s Smart Compose, now available for mobile on Pixel 3: Smart Compose recommends phrases in your emails so that you can draft them faster, on the go. 
  • Gboard, the keyboard built into Pixel 3: Gboard will recommend GIFs, stickers and more, to make your conversations fun and engaging. 
  • Google Assistant: The Google Assistant is also baked into Pixel 3 to help you find answers and control your phone and compatible smart home devices - all with a simple squeeze or by using your voice. Infact two new assistant features have been added to Pixel this year. First, starting out in English in the U.S., Pixel 3’s on-device AI helps you screen phone calls and avoid spam calls. Just tap on “Screen call” to find out who's calling and why, as well as other information (as prompted by you). You'll immediately see a transcript of the caller's responses so that you can then decide whether to pick up, respond by tapping a quick reply (e.g., “I’ll call you back later”), or mark the call as spam and dismiss. Processing the call details on-device means these experiences are fast, private to you, and use up less battery. Second, Pixel users in the U.S. will be the first to get access to an experimental new Google Assistant feature, powered by Duplex technology, which helps you complete real-world tasks over the phone, like calling a restaurant to book a table. This feature will initially be available later this year in New York, Atlanta, Phoenix and the San Francisco Bay Area to help people book restaurant reservations and will roll out to other U.S. cities in the future.