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Google IO 2024 , What's New? Well Everything! Not Forgetting The New ChatGPT4o Spoiler.

Updated: May 20


Google I/O is Google's annual developer conference, held this week. It's a major event where Google showcases its latest products, technologies, and platforms, focusing on software and web development.


Gemini AI was basically everywhere!


Heres's the official 10 minute highlights reel.





But the day before ChatGPT presented a spoiler, the launch of ChatGPT4o which, unlike many of the Google announcements (especially for the UK) which are only " coming", Chatgpt40 is live and free to eveybody now!


The full Chatgpt launch 25 minute video is available, heres the shorter BBC report.





Why is this so Important?



The scope of all the announcments means that it is impossible to detail everything.


Last year Google announced testing of "supercharging search with generative AI ", SGE. And at Google IO they announced this week that its live in the US and will reach 1 billion users by the end of the year. Simply, Google is bringing AI overviews from Search Labs into its general search results pages.


Whats does this mean for businesses and paid advertising ? If you are responsible for marketing your business and rely heavily on your web presence and digital marketing then your world just changed! The Search Engine Journal has more detail.


" under the unique ranking system for AI overviews, only 47% of the top 10 traditional web results appear"


You cannot yet access AI overviews in the UK.


However, we launched a vpn to the US and then did a search for " a good It suport company in new york" and the results are below:-



A sneek peak of Google  SGE



How Google selected these results will get unpicked by the SEO industry and then once again the competition will start to get into the AI overviews. But perhaps .... the playing field has been levelled for the first time in many years?


OCM cannot tell you how to achieve success but we can tell you that you should be asking the current AI models what they already know about your business.


We did, to all the current models and check for changes frequently. We ask " tell me in as much detail detail as possible about OCM Communications Limited in Henley in Arden, Warwickshire?


Chatgpt4o :-



Chatgpt


Google Gemini :-


" OCM Communications Limited, headquartered in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, is a well-established IT services company serving the Midlands region. With a strong focus on Google Cloud solutions and a commitment to personalized service, they cater to businesses of all sizes and sectors, including educational institutions.

Core Services:

  • Google Cloud Expertise: OCM is a certified Google Cloud Partner, specializing in the implementation, management, and optimization of Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) and ChromeOS. They help businesses leverage the power of cloud collaboration and productivity tools, providing training and support for seamless transitions.

  • IT Support and Solutions: They offer a full suite of IT support services, including 24/7 helpdesk assistance, proactive monitoring, network management, and strategic IT planning. They act as an extension of your in-house team, ensuring smooth operation and minimizing downtime.

  • Cybersecurity: OCM understands the importance of data security in today's digital landscape. They provide comprehensive cybersecurity services, including network security, endpoint protection, threat detection, and response strategies.

  • Telecoms & Connectivity: OCM helps businesses stay connected with modern and reliable communication solutions, including business phone systems, high-speed internet, and mobile connectivity.

  • IT Compliance: They assist businesses in navigating complex IT regulations such as GDPR and Cyber Essentials, ensuring compliance and data protection.

Distinguishing Features:

  • Midlands Focus: Their location in Henley-in-Arden allows them to provide local, responsive service to businesses across the Midlands region, including Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwick, Leamington Spa, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Personalized Approach: They tailor IT solutions to the specific needs of each client, taking a collaborative approach to understand unique challenges and objectives.

  • Clear Communication: OCM strives for transparency and clear communication, avoiding technical jargon and ensuring clients understand their options.

  • Experienced Team: Their team of certified engineers and technicians have a proven track record and are dedicated to delivering exceptional service.

  • Strong Partnerships: OCM's partnership with Google Cloud reflects their commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and providing cutting-edge solutions.

Beyond the Basics:

  • Established in 2006: OCM has been serving clients for over 18 years, building a reputation for reliability and expertise.

  • Positive Reviews: They have garnered positive reviews from clients, highlighting their responsiveness, professionalism, and effectiveness in solving IT challenges.

  • Community Engagement: OCM shows a commitment to supporting local businesses and initiatives, contributing to the growth of the Midlands community.

Overall:

OCM Communications Limited stands out as a reliable and knowledgeable IT partner for businesses in the Midlands. Their focus on Google Cloud, combined with their comprehensive service offerings, personalized approach, and strong local presence, make them a valuable resource for businesses seeking to leverage technology for growth and success.

Additional Information

Please let me know if you have any further questions about OCM Communications Limited. "


It is astonishing how fast AI is changing everything we have taken for granted.


Googles new AI assistant Project Astra ( in the video above as well ) and ChatGpt4o are just a sneak peak into whats coming.


Using a search engine via keywords feels so very old school!


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