Google’s biggest event of the year, Google I/O, kicks off today in Mountain View. On its face, the event is a gathering of Google’s developer community, all the people working to build tools and apps for Google’s platforms. But for Google, I/O represents much more: It’s a celebration of all things Google; the keynote, its annual state of the union.
The shindig kicks off at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT), and we’re expecting a flurry of announcements in the opening keynote. This could be the place to debut the next generation of Android, or show off more content for Google’s new standalone Daydream VR headsets. A year after Google introduced itself as an “AI-first company,” we might new applications of machine learning and a more grown-up virtual assistant. We won’t know for sure until CEO Sundar Pichai and other Google executives take the stage.
You can watch the keynote live, and we’ll also be liveblogging the whole thing right here. Follow along for a play-by-play of all the news as it happens. If you’re itching for some predictions ahead of time, you can read about our expectations for I/O here.This post was originally published here