Google I/O’18: Google Keynote

Learn about the latest product and platform innovations at Google in a Keynote led by Sundar Pichai.

1:17:07 – Keynote starts

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GOOGLE I/O 2018 HE GOOGLE I/O 2018. –
– – GOOGLE I/O 2018 >>> I’M FASCINATED WITH THIS
IDEA. EVERY TIME WE SEE A NEW TECHNOLOGY COME ALONG, ARTISTS
TAKE INTERESTING BITS OF THAT TECHNOLOGY AND TURN IT INTO NEW
WAYS OF MAKING MUSIC. WE’RE TRYING TO BUILD SOME SORT OF
MACHINE LEARNING TOOL THAT GIVES MUSICIANS NEW WAYS TO
EXPRESS THEMSELVES. WE’RE USING NEURAL NETWORKS IN A
NOVEL SORT OF WAY. WE ARE USING NEURAL NETWORKS TO
GENERATE SOUND. NOT THE ACTUAL NOTE THAT’S PLAYING BUT THE
SOUND OF THE INSTRUMENT. WE’VE NEEDED TO GO FROM HEAVY MATH
AND BIG COMPUTERS AND LOTS OF CODE TO SOMETHING THAT
MUSICIANS COULD PLAY. WE CALL IT NSYNTH SUPER. [ MUSIC ]
THE NSYNTH ALGORITHM LEARNS THE CORE ASPECTS OF WHAT MAKES EACH
SOUND SOUND LIKE IT DOES AND THEN COMBINE THOSE
CHARACTERISTICS DRAWING A NEW SOUND IT’S NOT JUST A BLENDING
OF THE TWO ORIGINAL SOUNDS. THIS IS OUR FIRST FOR RAY INTO
ACTUALLY BUILDING TOOLS FOR MUSICAL CREATIVITY. I WOULD
LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE USING NSYNTH SUPER IN WAYS THAT SURPRISES US
ALL AND GIVES US MUSICAL JOY IN THE WORLD. [ MUSIC ] CAN GOOGLE I/O 2018 [ MUSIC ] (HORNS HONKING) [ MUSIC ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: GOOD MORNING.
GOOD MORNING. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] WELCOME TO GOOGLE I/O. IT’S A
BEAUTIFUL DAY. I THINK WARMER THAN LAST YEAR. HOPE YOU ARE
ALL ENJOYING IT. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I THINK WE HAVE
OVER 7,000 PEOPLE HERE TODAY. AS WELL AS MANY, MANY PEOPLE,
WE ARE LIVE STREAMING THIS TO MANY LOCATIONS AROUND THE
WORLD. SO THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US TODAY. WE HAVE A
LOT TO COVER. BUT BEFORE WE GET STARTED, YOU
KNOW, I HAD ONE IMPORTANT BUSINESS WHICH I WANTED TO GET
OVER WITH. TOWARDS THE END OF LAST YEAR, IT CAME TO MY
ATTENTION THAT WE HAD A MAJOR BUG IN ONE OF OUR CORE
PRODUCTS. IT TURNS OUT — [ LAUGHTER ]
WE GOT THE CHEESE WRONG IN OUR BURGER EMOJI. ANYWAY, WE WENT
HARD TO WORK AND NEVER KNEW SO MANY PEOPLE CARED ABOUT WHERE
THE CHEESE IS. WE FIXED IT. THE IRONY OF THE WHOLE THING IS
I’M A VEGETARIAN IN THE FIRST PLACE.
[ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ]
SO WE FIXED IT. BUT HOPEFULLY WE GOT THE CHEESE RIGHT, BUT AS
WE WERE WORKING ON THIS, THIS CAME TO MY ATTENTION.
[ LAUGHTER ] I DON’T EVEN WANT TO TELL YOU
THE EXPLANATION THE TEAM GAVE ME AS TO WHY THE FOAM IS
FLOATING ABOVE THE BEER. [ LAUGHTER ] BUT WE RESTORED THE NATURAL LAW
OF PHYSICS. [ APPLAUSE ]
SO ALL IS WELL. WE CAN GET BACK TO BUSINESS. WE CAN TALK
ABOUT ALL THE PROGRESS SINCE LAST YEAR’S I/O.
I’M SURE ALL OF YOU WOULD AGREE, IT’S BEEN AN
EXTRAORDINARY YEAR ON MANY FRONTS. I’M SURE YOU HAVE ALL
FELT IT. WE ARE AT AN IMPORTANT INFLECTION POINT IN
COMPUTING, AND IT’S EXCITING TO BE DRIVING TECHNOLOGY FORWARD.
AND IT’S MADE US EVEN MORE REFLECTIVE ABOUT OUR
RESPONSIBILITIES. EXPECTATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY VARY GREATLY
DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD OR WHAT OPPORTUNITIES
ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU. FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO GREW UP
WITHOUT A PHONE, I CAN DISTINCTLY REMEMBER HOW GAINING
ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIVES.
AND WE SEE THIS IN THE WORK WE DO AROUND THE WORLD. YOU SEE
IT WHEN SOMEONE GETS ACCESS TO A SMARTPHONE FOR THE FIRST
TIME. AND YOU CAN FEEL IT IN THE HUGE DEMAND FOR DIGITAL
SKILLS WE SEE. THAT’S WHY WE HAVE BEEN SO FOCUSED ON
BRINGING DIGITAL SKILLS TO COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD.
SO FAR, WE HAVE TRAINED OVER 25 MILLION PEOPLE AND WE EXPECT
THAT NUMBER TO RISE OVER 60 MILLION IN THE NEXT FIVE
YEARS. IT’S CLEAR TECHNOLOGY CAN BE A
POSITIVE FORCE. BUT IT’S EQUALLY CLEAR THAT WE JUST
CAN’T BE WIDE-EYED ABOUT THE INNOVATIONS TECHNOLOGY CREATES.
THERE ARE VERY REAL AND IMPORTANT QUESTIONS BEING
RAISED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THESE ADVANCES AND THE ROLE
THEY’LL PLAY IN OUR LIVES. SO WE KNOW THE PATH AHEAD NEEDS
TO BE NAVIGATED CAREFULLY AND DELIBERATELY. AND WE FEEL A
DEEP SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THIS RIGHT.
THAT’S THE SPIRIT WITH WHICH WE ARE APPROACHING OUR CORE
MISSION: TO MAKE INFORMATION MORE USEFUL, ACCESSIBLE, AND
BENEFICIAL TO SOCIETY. I’VE ALWAYS FELT THAT WE WERE
FORTUNATE AS A COMPANY TO HAVE A TIMELESS MISSION THAT FEELS
AS RELEVANT TODAY AS WHEN WE STARTED.
AND WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT HOW WE CAN APPROACH OUR MISSION WITH
RENEWED VIGOR THANKS TO THE PROGRESS WE SEE IN AI. AI IS
ENABLING FOR US TO DO THIS IN NEW WAYS, SOLVING PROBLEMS FOR
OUR USERS AROUND THE WORLD. LAST YEAR AT GOOGLE I/O, WE
ANNOUNCED GOOGLE AI. IT’S A COLLECTION OF OUR TEAMS AND
EFFORTS TO BRING THE BENEFITS OF AI TO EVERYONE. AND WE WANT
THIS TO WORK GLOBALLY SO WE ARE OPENING AI CENTERS AROUND THE
WORLD. AI IS GOING TO IMPACT MANY, MANY FIELDS. AND I WANT
TO GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES TODAY.
HEALTHCARE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FIELDS AI IS GOING TO
TRANSFORM. LAST YEAR WE ANNOUNCED OUR WORK ON DIABETIC
RETINOPATHY. THIS IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF BLINDNESS AND
WE USED DEEP LEARNING TO HELP DOCTORS DIAGNOSE IT EARLIER.
AND WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING FIELD TRIALS SINCE THEN AT ARAVIND
AND SANKARA HOSPITALS SINCE THEN. WE ARE BRINGING EXPERT
DIAGNOSIS TO PLACES WHERE TRAINED DOCTORS ARE SCARCE.
IT TURNED OUT USING THE SAME RETINAL SCANS, THERE WERE
THINGS WHICH HUMANS QUITE DIDN’T KNOW TO LOOK FOR BUT OUR
AI SYSTEMS OFFERED MORE INSIGHTS. YOUR SAME EYE SCAN
TURNS OUT HOLDS INFORMATION WITH WHICH WE CAN PREDICT THE
FIVE-YEAR RISK OF YOU HAVING AN ADVERSE CARDIOVASCULAR EVENT,
HEART ATTACK OR STROKES. SO TO ME THE INTERESTING THING IS
THAT, YOU KNOW, MORE THAN WHAT DOCTORS COULD FIND IN THESE EYE
SCANS, THE MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS OFFERED NEWER INSIGHTS.
THIS COULD BE THE BASIS FOR A NEW NONINVASIVE WAY TO DETECT
CARDIOVASCULAR RISK AND WE ARE WORKING — WE JUST PUBLISHED
THE RESEARCH AND WE’RE GOING TO BE WORKING TO BRING THIS TO
FIELD TRIALS WITH OUR PARTNERS. ANOTHER AREA WHERE AI CAN HELP
IS TO ACTUALLY HELP DOCTORS PREDICT MEDICAL EVENTS. IT
TURNS OUT DOCTORS HAVE A LOT OF DIFFICULT DECISIONS TO MAKE,
AND FOR THEM GETTING ADVANCE NOTICE, SAY, 24 TO 48 HOURS
BEFORE A PATIENT IS LIKELY TO GET VERY SICK HAS A TREMENDOUS
DIFFERENCE IN THE OUTCOME. AND SO WE’VE PUT OUR MACHINE
LEARNING SYSTEMS TO WORK. WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR
PARTNERS USING DE-IDENTIFIED MEDICAL RECORDS. IT TURNS OUT
IF YOU ANALYZE 100,000 DATA POINTS FOR EACH PATIENT THAN
ANY DOCTOR COULD ANALYZE, WE CAN PREDICT THE CHANCE OF
READMISSION 24 TO 48 HOURS BEFORE EARLIER THAN TRADITIONAL
METHODS. IT GIVES DOCTORS MORE TIME TO ACT.
WE ARE PUBLISHING OUR PAPER ON THIS LATER TODAY AND WE ARE
LOOKING FORWARD TO POWERPOINTING WITH HOSPITALS
AND MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS. ANOTHER AREA WHERE AI CAN HELP
IS ACCESSIBILITY. YOU KNOW, WE CAN MAKE DAY-TO-DAY USE CASES
MUCH EASIER FOR PEOPLE. LET’S TAKE A COMMON USE CASE. YOU
KNOW, YOU COME BACK HOME IN THE NIGHT AND YOU TURN YOUR TV ON.
IT’S NOT THAT UNCOMMON TO SEE TWO PEOPLE PASSIONATELY — OR
MORE PEOPLE PASSIONATELY TALKING OVER EACH OTHER.
IMAGINE IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED AND YOU ARE RELYING ON
CLOSED CAPTIONING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON. THIS IS HOW
IT LOOKS TO YOU. [ VIDEO ] AS YOU CAN SEE. IT’S GIBBERISH
GIBBERISH. YOU CAN’T MAKE SENSE OF WHAT’S GOING ON. SO
WE HAVE MACHINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY CALLING LOOKING TO
LISTEN. IT NOT ONLY LOOKS FOR AUDIO CUES BUT COMBINES IT WITH
VISUAL CUES TO CLEARLY DISAMBIGUATE THE TWO VOICES.
LET’S SEE HOW THAT CAN WORK MAYBE IN YOUTUBE.
[ VIDEO ] WE HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT.
[ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ]
YOU CAN SEE HOW WE CAN PUT TECHNOLOGY TO WORK TO MAKE AN
IMPORTANT DAY-TO-DAY USE CASE PROFOUNDLY BETTER.
YOU KNOW, THE GREAT THING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY IS IT’S CONSTANTLY
EVOLVING. IN FACT, WE CAN EVEN APPLY MACHINE LEARNING TO A
200-YEAR-OLD TECHNOLOGY, MORSE CODE, AND MAKE AN IMPACT IN
SOMEBODY’S QUALITY OF LIFE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK.
[ VIDEO ] (BEEPING) >>> HI, I AM TANIA. THIS IS MY
VOICE. I USE MORSE CODE BY PUTTING DOTS AND DASHES WITH
SWITCHES MOUNTED NEAR MY HEAD. AS A VERY YOUNG CHILD, I USED A
COMMUNICATION WORD BOARD. I USED A HEAD STICK TO POINT TO
THE WORDS. IT WAS VERY ATTRACTIVE TO SAY THE LEAST.
ONCE MORSE CODE WAS INCORPORATED INTO MY LIFE, IT
WAS A FEELING OF PURE LIBERATION AND FREEDOM.
>>> SEE YOU LATER. >>> I THINK THAT IS WHY I LIKE
SKY DIVING SO MUCH. IT IS THE SAME KIND OF FEELING. THROUGH
SKYDIVING, I MET KEN, THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND PARTNER IN
CRIME. >>> IT’S ALWAYS BEEN VERY, VERY
DIFFICULT JUST TO FIND MORSE CODE DEVICES, TO TRY MORSE
CODE. >>> THIS IS WHY I HAD TO CREATE
MY OWN WITH THE HELP FROM KEN. I HAVE A VOICE AND MORE
INDEPENDENCE IN MY DAILY LIFE BUT MOST PEOPLE DON’T HAVE KEN.
IT IS OUR HOPE THAT WE CAN COLLABORATE WITH THE GBOARD
TEAM TO HELP PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TAP INTO THE FREEDOM OF USING
MORSE CODE. >>> GBOARD IS THE GOOGLE
KEYBOARD. WHAT WE HAVE DISCOVERED WORKED ON GBOARD IS
THERE ARE ENTIRE POCKETS OF POPULATIONS IN THE WORD — WHEN
I SAY “POCKETS,” I MEAN TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE — WHO HAVE
NEVER HAD ACCESS TO A KEYBOARD THAT WORKS IN THEIR OWN
LANGUAGE. WITH TANIA, WE’VE BUILT SUPPORT IN GBOARD FOR
MORSE CODE, SO IT’S AN INPUT MODALITY THAT ALLOWS YOU TO
TYPE IN MORSE CODE AND GETS TEXT OUT WITH PREDICTIONS,
SUGGESTIONS. I THINK IT’S A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF WHERE
MACHINE LEARNING CAN REALLY ASSIST SOMEONE IN THE WAY THAT
A NORMAL KEYBOARD WITHOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO. >>> I AM VERY EXCITED TO
CONTINUE ON THIS JOURNEY. MANY, MANY PEOPLE WILL BENEFIT
FROM THIS, AND THAT THRILL PIECE TO NO END. — THRILLS ME
TO NO END.
[ APPLAUSE ] [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ] >>Sundar Pichai: IT’S A VERY
INSPIRING STORY. WE ARE VERY, VERY EXCITED TO HAVE TANIA AND
KEN JOIN US TODAY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] TANIA AND KEN ARE ACTUALLY
DEVELOPERS. THEY REALLY WORKED WITH OUR TEAM TO HARNESS THE
POWER OF ACTUALLY PREDICTIVE SUGGESTIONS IN G MODE — IN
GBOARD IN THE CONTEXT OF MORSE CODE. I’M REALLY EXCITED THAT
GBOARD WITH MORSE CODE IS AVAILABLE IN BETA LATER TODAY.
YOU KNOW, IT’S GREAT TO REINVENT PRODUCTS WITH AI.
GBOARD IS ACTUALLY A GREAT EXAMPLE OF IT. EVERY SINGLE
DAY WE OFFER USERS AND USERS CHOOSE OVER 8 BILLION
AUTOCORRECTIONS EACH AND EVERY DAY. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF ONE OF
OUR CORE PRODUCTS WHICH WE ARE REDESIGNING WITH AI IS GMAIL.
WE JUST HAD A NEW FRESHER LOOK FOR GMAIL, A RECENT REDESIGN.
HOPE YOU’RE ALL ENJOY USING IT. WE ARE BRINGING ANOTHER FEATURE
TO GMAIL. WE CALL IT SMART COMPOSE. SO AS THE NAME
SUGGESTS, WE USE MACHINE LEARNING TO START SUGGESTING
PHRASES FOR YOU AS YOU TYPE. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO HIT
TAB AND KEEP AUTOCOMPLETING. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] IN THIS CASE, IT UNDERSTANDS
THE SUBJECT IS TACO TUESDAY. IT SUGGESTS CHIPS, SALSA,
GUACAMOLE. IT TAKES CARE OF MUNDANE THINGS LIKE ADDRESSES
SO THAT YOU DON’T IMMEDIATE TO WORRY ABOUT IT. YOU CAN
ACTUALLY FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT TO TYPE. I’VE BEEN LOVING
USING IT. I HAVE BEEN SENDING A LOT MORE EMAILS TO THE
COMPANY. NOT SURE WHAT THE COMPANY THINKS OF IT.
[ LAUGHTER ] BUT IT’S BEEN GREAT. WE ARE
ROLLING OUT SMART COMPOSE TO ALL OUR USERS THIS MONTH AND
HOPE YOU ENJOY USING IT AS WELL.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] ANOTHER PRODUCT WHICH WE’VE
BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP USING AI IS GOOGLE PHOTOS. WORKS
AMAZINGLY WELL AND IT SCALES. IF YOU CLICK ON ONE OF THESE
PHOTOS, WHAT WE CALL THE PHOTO VIEWER EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU ARE
LOOKING AT ONE PHOTO AT A TIME SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE
SCALE, EVERY SINGLE DAY THERE ARE OVER 5 BILLION PHOTOS
VIEWED BY OUR USERS EACH AND EVERY DAY.
SO WE WANT TO USE AI TO HELP HAD THOSE MOMENTS. SO WE ARE
BRINGING A NEW FEATURE CALLED SUGGESTED ACTIONS. ESSENTIALLY
SUGGESTING SMART ACTIONS RIGHT IN CONTEXT FOR YOU TO ACT ON.
SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU WENT TO A WEDDING AND YOU ARE LOOKING
THROUGH THOSE PICTURES, WE UNDERSTAND YOUR FRIEND LISA IS
IN THE PICTURE AND WE OFFER TO SHARE THE THREE VOTES VOTE —
PHOTOS WITH LISA AND WITH ONE CLICK
THEY ARE SENT TO HER. THE ANXIETY WHERE EVERYONE IS
TRYING TO GET THE PICTURE ON THEIR PHONE, I THINK WE CAN
MAKE THAT BETTER. SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, THE PHOTO OF
THE SAME WEDDING IS UNDEREXPOSED, OUR AI SYSTEMS
OFFER A SUGGESTION TO FIX THE BRIGHTNESS RIGHT THERE, ONE
TAP, AND WE CAN FIX THE BRIGHTNESS FOR YOU.
OR IF YOU TOOK A PICTURE OF A DOCUMENT WHICH YOU WANT TO SAVE
FOR LATER WE CAN RECOGNIZE, CONVERT THE DOCUMENT TO PDF,
AND MAKE IT — [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] — MAKE IT MUCH EASIER FOR YOU
TO USE LATER. YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO MAKE ALL THESE SIMPLE
CASES DELIGHTFUL. BY THE WAY, AI CAN ALSO DELIVER UNEXPECTED
MOMENTS. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU HAVE THIS CUTE PICTURE OF
YOUR KID, WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER. WE CAN DROP THE
BACKGROUND COLOR, POP THE COLOR AND MAKE THE KID EVEN CUTER.
[ APPLAUSE ] OR IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A VERY
SPECIAL MEMORY, SOMETHING IN BLACK AND WHITE, MAYBE OF YOUR
MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER, WE CAN RECREATE THAT MOMENT IN COLOR
AND MAKE THAT MOMENT EVEN MORE REAL.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND SPECIAL. ALL THESE FEATURES ARE GOING TO
BE ROLLING OUT TO GOOGLE PHOTOS USERS IN THE NEXT COUPLE
MONTHS. THE REASON WE ARE ABLE TO DO
THIS IS BECAUSE FOR A WHILE, WE’VE BEEN INVESTING IN THE
SCALE OF OUR COMPUTATIONAL ARCHITECTURE. THIS IS WHY LAST
YEAR WE TALKED ABOUT OUR TENSOR PROCESSING UNITS. THESE ARE
SPECIAL-PURPOSE MACHINE LEARNING CHIPS. THESE ARE
DRIVING ALL THE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENTS YOU’RE SEEING
TODAY. AND WE HAVE MADE IT AVAILABLE TO OUR CLOUD
CUSTOMERS. SINCE THE LAST YEAR, WE HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK
AND TODAY I’M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEXT GENERATION
TPU 3.0. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
THESE CHIPS ARE SO POWERFUL THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME WE’VE
HAD TO INTRODUCE LIQUID COOLING IN OUR DATA CENTERS.
[ APPLAUSE ] AND WE PUT THESE CHIPS IN THE
FORM OF GIANT PARTS, EACH OF THESE PARTS IS NOW EIGHT TIMES
MORE POWERFUL THAN LAST YEAR. WELL OVER 100 PETAFLOPS. THIS
IS WHAT ALLOWS US TO DEVELOP BETTER MODELS, LARGER MODELS,
MORE ACCURATE MODELS AND HELPS US TACKLE EVEN BIGGER PROBLEMS.
AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WE ARE TACKLING WITH AI IS THE
GOOGLE ASSISTANT. OUR VISION FOR THE PERFECT ASSISTANT IS
THAT IT’S NATURALLY CONVERSATIONAL, IT’S THERE WHEN
YOU NEED IT SO THAT YOU CAN GET THINGS DONE IN THE REAL WORLD.
AND WE ARE WORKING TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER. WE WANT THE
ASSISTANT TO BE SOMETHING THAT’S NATURAL AND COMFORTABLE
TO TALK TO. AND TO DO THAT, WE NEED TO START WITH THE
FOUNDATION OF THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT, THE VOICE. TODAY
THAT’S HOW MOST USERS INTERACT WITH THE ASSISTANT.
OUR CURRENT VOICE IS CODE NAMED HOLLY. SHE WAS A REAL PERSON.
SHE SPENT MONTHS IN OUR STUDIO. AND THEN WE STITCHED THOSE
RECORDINGS TOGETHER TO CREATE VOICE.
BUT 18 MONTHS AGO WE ANNOUNCED A BREAKTHROUGH FROM OUR
DEEPMIND TEAM CALLED WAVENET. UNLIKE THE CURRENT SYSTEMS,
WAVENET ACTUALLY MODELS THE UNDERLYING RAW AUDIO TO CREATE
A MORE NATURAL VOICE. IT’S CLOSER TO HOW HUMANS SPEAK, THE
PITCH, THE PACE, EVEN ALL THE PAUSES THAT CONVEY MEANING. WE
WANT TO GET ALL OF THAT RIGHT. SO WE’VE WORKED HARD WITH
WAVENET AND WE ARE ADDING AS OF TODAY SIX NEW VOICES TO THE
GOOGLE ASSISTANT. LET’S HAVE THEM SAY HELLO.
>>Google: GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.
>>Google: I’M YOUR GOOGLE ASSISTANT.
>>Google: WELCOME TO SHORELINE AMPITHEATRE.
>>Google: WE HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY GOOGLE I/O.
>>Google: BACK TO YOU, SUNDAR. [ LAUGHTER ]
[ APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: OUR GOAL IS
TO GET THE RIGHT ACCENTS, LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS RIGHT
GLOBALLY. WAVENET CAN MAKE THIS MUCH EASIER. WITH THIS
TECHNOLOGY, WE STARTED WONDERING WHO WE COULD GET INTO
THE STUDIO WITH AN AMAZING VOICE. TAKE A LOOK.
[ VIDEO ] >>> COUS COUS, A TYPE OF NORTH
AFRICAN SEMOLINA AND GRANULES MADE FROM CRUSHED DURHUM WHEAT.
[ MAKING SOUND ] I WANT A PUPPY WITH SWEET EYES
AND A FLUFFY TAIL THAT LIKES MY HAIKUS. DON’T WE ALL.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE PERSON WHOSE BIRTHDAY IT IS, HAPPY
BIRTHDAY TO YOU. JOHN LEGEND, HE WOULD PROBABLY
TELL YOU HE DON’T WANT TO BRAG. BUT HE’LL BE THE BEST ASSISTANT
YOU EVER HAD. >>> CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE YOU
LIVE? >>> YOU CAN FIND ME ON ALL
KINDS OF DEVICES, PHONES, GOOGLE HOMES, AND IF I’M LUCKY
IN YOUR HEART. [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]
[ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: THAT’S RIGHT.
JOHN LEGEND’S VOICE IS COMING TO THE ASSISTANT. CLEARLY HE
DIDN’T SPEND ALL THE TIME IN THE STUDIO ANSWERING EVERY
POSSIBLE QUESTION THAT YOU COULD ASK, BUT WAVENET ALLOWED
US TO SHORTEN THE STUDIO TIME AND THE MODEL CAN ACTUALLY
CAPTURE THE RICHNESS OF HIS VOICE. HIS VOICE WILL BE
COMING LATER THIS YEAR IN CERTAIN CONTEXTS SO THAT YOU
CAN GET RESPONSES LIKE THIS. >>> GOO MORNING, SUNDAR, RIGHT
NOW IN MANUFACTURE IT’S 65 WITH CLEAR SKIES. I.T. PREDICTED TO
BE 65 DEGREES AND SUNNY. AT 10:00 A.M. YOU HAVE AN EVENT
CALLED GOOGLE I/O KEYNOTE. THEN AT 1:00 P.M. YOU HAVE
MARGARITA. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
>>Sundar Pichai: I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO 1:00 P.M. SO JOHN’S
VOICE IS COMING LATER THIS YEAR. I’M REALLY EXCITED WE
CAN DRIVE ADVANCES LIKE THIS WITH AI. WE ARE DOING A LOT
MORE WITH THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT. AND TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT
MORE ABOUT IT, LET ME INVITE SCOTT ON TO THE STAGE.
[ APPLAUSE ] [ VIDEO ]
>>> HEY, GOOGLE, CALL MADIE. >>> CALLING NOW.
>>> BOOK A TABLE FOR FOUR. >>> SOUNDS GOOD.
>>> HEY, GOOGLE, CALL MY BROTHER.
>>> HEY, GOOGLE, CALL MY BROTHER.
>>> TEXT CAROL. >>> CAN YOU TEXT CAROL FOR ME,
TOO. >>> HEY, GOOGLE, WHO JUST
TEXTED ME? >>> YO, GOOGLE.
>>> CUT. KEVIN, THAT WAS GREAT. BUT WE HAVEN’T MADE YO,
GOOGLE WORK YET SO YOU HAVE TO SAY HEY.
>>> HEY, GOOGLE. >>> HEY, GOOGLE.
>>> PLAY SOME SIA. [ MAKING SOUND ]
>>> HEY, GOOGLE, PLAY THE NEXT EPISODE.
>>> PLAY THE CROWN ON NETFLIX. >>> ALL TOOLKIT CHAINING TATUM, PLEASE.
>>> CUT. >>> YO, GOOGLE.
>>> THAT WAS GREAT. CAN WE GET ONE WHERE YOU SAY HEY, GOOGLE.
>>> HEY, GOOGLE, FIND MY PHONE. >>> FINDING NOW.
>>> WHOA. >>> HEY, GOOGLE.
>>> HEY, GOOGLE. >>> HEY, GOOGLE!
>>> YO, GOOGLE, LOCK THE FRONT DOOR.
>>> CUT. OKAY. LET’S JUST GO WITH YO, GOOGLE THEN. I’M SURE
THE ENGINEERS WOULD LOVE TO UPDATE EVERYTHING.
>>> YO. [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]
>>> HI, WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU? >>> HI. WHAT CAN I DO FOR FOR
YOU? [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Scott Huffman: TWO YEARS AGO
WE ANNOUNCED THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT RIGHT HERE AT I/O.
TODAY, THE ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE ON OVER 500 MILLION
DEVICES, INCLUDING PHONES, SPEAKERS, HEADPHONES, TVs,
WATCHES, AND MORE. IT’S AVAILABLE IN CARS FOR MORE
THAN 40 AUTO BRANDS, AND IT WORKS WITH OVER 5,000 CONNECTED
HOME DEVICES, FROM DISH WASHERS TO DOOR BELLS.
AND PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE USING IT EVERY SINGLE DAY.
FOR EXAMPLE, WE LAUNCHED THE ASSISTANT IN INDIA LAST YEAR,
AND THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE. DAILY USAGE THERE
HAS TRIPLED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.
NOW, BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE ASSISTANT WILL SUPPORT 30
LANGUAGES AND BE AVAILABLE IN 80 COUNTRIES.
SO WE’VE MADE GREAT PROGRESS, BUT WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED.
TODAY WE’RE GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME IMPORTANT WAYS THAT
THE ASSISTANT IS BECOMING MORE NATURALLY CONVERSATIONAL AND
VISUALLY ASSIST 2005 IN — ASSISTIVE IN
ORDER TO HELP YOU DO MORE AND GET TIME BACK.
NOW, AS YOU HEARD FROM SUNDAR, NEW VOICES THAT YOU CAN CHOOSE
FROM TO MAKE THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT YOUR OWN ARE AN
IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MAKING THE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR
ASSISTANT MORE NATURAL. BUT TO BE A GREAT CONVERSATION
PARTNER, THE ASSISTANT NEEDS TO DEEPLY UNDERSTAND THE SOCIAL
DYNAMICS OF CONVERSATION. FOR EXAMPLE, LET’S BE HONEST, IT
GETS A LITTLE ANNOYING TO SAY “HEY, GOOGLE” EVERY TIME I WANT
TO GET MY ASSISTANT’S ATTENTION.
THIS GRANDMA WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN ON YOUTUBE WAS DEFINITELY
FEELING THAT WAY. [ VIDEO ]
>>> GOO-GOO! HI GOO-GOO! GOO-GOO.
HELLO, GOO-GOO. HEY GOO-GOO. OKAY GOO-GOO. WE WANT TO KNOW
WHAT IS THE WEATHER. >>> TOMORROW.
>>> TOMORROW. >>Google: IN FLAGLER BEACH
TOMORROW THERE WILL BE SHOWERS WITH A HIGH OF 65 AND A LOW OF 56.
>>> JESUS. [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]
[ LAUGHTER ] >>Scott Huffman: WELL, THE
ASSISTANT EVENTUALLY WORKED FOR HER BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE SO
HARD. NOW YOU WON’T HAVE TO SAY “HEY, GOOGLE” EVERY TIME.
CHECK THIS OUT. HEY, GOOGLE, DID THE WARRIORS WIN?
>>Google: YES, THE WARRIORS WON 118 TO 92 LAST SUNDAY
AGAINST THE PELICANS. >>Scott Huffman: NICE! WHEN
IS THEIR NEXT GAME? >>Google: THE WARRIORS’ NEXT
GAME IS TODAY AT 7:30 P.M. WHERE THEY WILL BE PLAYING THE
PELICANS. >>Scott Huffman: GREAT. IT’S
GOING TO BE FUN TO WATCH TONIGHT. HEY, REMIND ME TO
FIND MY KEVIN DURANT JERSEY WHEN I GET HOME.
>>Google: SURE, I’LL REMIND YOU WHEN YOU GET HOME.
>>Scott Huffman: NOW, NOTICE THAT I WAS ABLE TO HAVE A
NATURAL, BACK-AND-FORTH CONVERSATION WITH MY ASSISTANT
WITHOUT HAVING TO REPEAT “HEY, GOOGLE’ FOR EVERY FOLLOW-UP
REQUEST. EVEN MORE HELPFUL, MY ASSISTANT COULD UNDERSTAND WHEN
I WAS TALKING TO IT VERSUS WHEN I WAS TALKING TO ALL OF YOU.
WE CALL THIS CONTINUED CONVERSATION, AND IT’S BEEN A
TOP FEATURE REQUEST. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO TURN IT ON IN THE
COMING WEEKS. [ APPLAUSE ]
YEAH. ALL RIGHT. SO LET’S SAY IT’S ALMOST GAME
TIME. HEY, GOOGLE, TURN ON THE WARRIORS GAME AND START THE
POPCORN MAKER. >>Google: SURE. HERE’S THE
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS GAME ON YOUTUBE TV AND TURNING THE
POPCORN MAKER ON. >>Scott Huffman: OH, AND CAN
YOU DIM THE LIGHTS IN THE FAMILY ROOM AND IN THE KITCHEN?
>>Google: SURE, DIMMING THE LIGHTS IN THE FAMILY ROOM AND
IN THE KITCHEN. >>Scott Huffman: NOW, YOU’LL
NOTICE THAT IN BOTH OF THESE EXAMPLES, I ASKED FOR MULTIPLE
THINGS AT ONCE, SOMETHING THAT FEELS REALLY NATURAL FOR US,
BUT IT’S VERY DIFFICULT FOR COMPUTERS TO UNDERSTAND. IT’S
SOMETHING WE CALL MULTIPLE ACTIONS, AND WE’RE ROLLING OUT
THIS CAPABILITY IN THE ASSISTANT NOW.
NOW, YOU MIGHT THINK COME ON, IT’S EASY. JUST LOOK FOR THE
“AND.” [ LAUGHTER ]
BUT IT’S NOT ALWAYS SO STRAIGHTFORWARD.
IN THIS EXAMPLE, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS THE WORD “AND,” IT’S NOT
TWO REQUESTS. IT’S ACTUALLY JUST ONE. BUT HERE, EVEN
THOUGH IT LOOKS VERY SIMILAR, THE ASSISTANT HAS TO BREAK IT
APART TO FORM THE TWO REQUESTS. IN LINGUISTICS IT’S CALLED
COORDINATION REDUCTION. NOW, MULTIPLE ACTIONS CAN GET
WAY MORE COMPLICATED SO JUST FOR FUN, HEY, GOOGLE, WHO WAS
THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA WHEN KEVIN DURANT WAS DRAFTED AND
WHAT TEAM DRAFTED HIM? >>Google: ARNOLD SCHWARZNEGGER
WAS THE GOVERNOR IN 2007. KEVIN DURANT WAS DRAFTED BY THE
SEATTLE SUPER SONICS. >>Scott Huffman: ALL RIGHT.
JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] ALL RIGHT. SO NEXT, WE’VE ALSO
BEEN WORKING ON IMPROVING THE CONVERSATION WITH THE GOOGLE
ASSISTANT FOR FAMILIES. LAST FALL WE LAUNCHED OUR
FAMILY EXPERIENCE FOR THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT. IT PROVIDES
FAMILY FRIENDLY GAMES, ACTIVITIES, AND STORIES. WE’VE
CONTINUED TO GROW OUR LIBRARY, AND FAMILIES HAVE LISTENED TO
OVER 130,000 HOURS OF CHILDREN’S STORIES IN THE LAST
TWO MONTHS ALONE. NOW, AS WE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE
THE EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES A CONCERN THAT WE’VE HEARD FROM
MANY PARENTS, INCLUDING PEOPLE ON THE TEAM WHO HAVE CHILDREN,
IS ARE KIDS LEARNING TO BE BOSSY AND DEMANDING WHEN THEY
CAN JUST SAY “HEY, GOOGLE” TO ASK FOR ANYTHING THEY NEED?
IT’S NOT A SIMPLE AREA, BUT ONE STEP WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON IS
SOMETHING WE CALL PRETTY PLEASE. SOME OF THE PARENTS ON
THE TEAM HAVE BEEN TESTING IT OUT WITH THEIR FAMILIES. TAKE
A LOOK. [ VIDEO ]
>>> HEY, GOOGLE, TALK TO RESTAURANT.
>>> DADDY, YOU FOR GOT TO SAY PLEASE.
>>> HEY, GOOGLE, PLEASE TELL ME A ‘TORY.
>>> THANKS FOR SAYING PLEASE. >>> PLEASE PLAY (INAUDIBLE).
>>Google: THANKS FOR ASKING. >>> PLAY (INAUDIBLE) PLEASE.
>>Google: THANKS FOR ASKING SO NICELY. ONCE UPON A TIME THERE
WAS A WHAT CANNY WALRUS. >>> PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY
HOMEWORK. >>> PLEASE.
>>> PLEASE. >>Google: YOU’RE VERY POLITE.
>>> I KNOW. [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ] >>Scott Huffman: SO THE
ASSISTANT UNDERSTANDS AND RESPONDS TO POSITIVE
CONVERSATION WITH POLITE REINFORCEMENT.
NOW, WE’VE BEEN CONSULTING WITH FAMILIES AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
EXPERTS AND WE PLAN TO OFFER PRETTY PLEASE AS AN OPTION FOR
FAMILIES LATER THIS YEAR. SO, WITH NEW VOICES FOR YOUR
ASSISTANT, CONTINUED CONVERSATION, MULTIPLE ACTIONS,
AND PRETTY PLEASE AI IS HELPING US MAKE BIG STRIDES SO EVERYONE
CAN HAVE A MORE NATURAL CONVERSATION WITH THEIR
ASSISTANT. AND NOW I’D LIKE TO INTRODUCE
LILLIAN WHO IS GOING TO SHARE SOME EXCITING THINGS WE’RE DPOG
DOING BRINGING VOICE AND VISUAL ASSISTANCE TOGETHER.
[ MUSIC ] TODAY WE’RE GOING TO UNVEIL A
NEW VISUAL CANVAS FOR THE ASSISTANT.
NOW I’M GOING TO INVITE IS MEGGIE
TO COME UP BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO BE SWITCHING TO A LOT OF
LIVE DEMOS. WE GAVE YOU AN EARLY LOOK AT OUR NEW SMART
“CAMILA CABELLO DISPLAYS AT CES IN JANUARY.
WE’RE WORKING WITH SOME OF THE BEST CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
BRANDS AND TODAY I’M HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FIRST SMART
DISPLAYS WILL GO ON SALE IN JULY. TODAY I’LL SHOW YOU SOME
OF THE WAYS THAT THIS NEW DEVICE CAN MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER
BY BRINGING THE SIMPLICITY OF VOICE WITH THE GLANCEABILITY OF
A TOUCH SCREEN. SO LET’S
SWITCH OVER TO THE LIVE DEMOS. NOW, THIS IS ONE OF THE LENOVO SMART DISPLAYS, THE AM INTEENT
SCREEN INTEGRATES WITH GOOGLE PHOTOS AND THESE ARE MY KIDS,
BELLA AND HUDSON. BEST WAY TO START THE DAY IN THE MORNING.
BECAUSE THE DEVICE IS WOALD CONTROLLED BY MY VOICE I CAN
WATCH VIDEOS AND LIVE TV WITH A SIMPLE COMMAND. THIS IS SO
EASY TO ENJOY MY FAVORITE SHOWS WHILE MULTI-TASKING AROUND THE
HOUSE. HEY, GOOGLE, LET’S WATCH JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE.
>>Google: OKAY. PLAYING JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE ON YOUTUBE TV.
. [ VIDEO [ APPLAUSE ]
>>> I ] >>> I HAD HAD A FUNNY THING
FUNNY THING HAPPEN. HERE’S SOMETHING HAPPENS FROM MY
I WAS DRIVING LIFE.
MYI DAUGHTER WAS THERE SCHOOL THIS MORNING DRIVING MY
TO SCHOOL THIS .
>>Lillian Rincon: YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH ALL OF THESE
AMAZING SHOWS FROM LOCAL NEWS, MORNING.LIVE SPORTS AND MUCH
MORE AND THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SMART
DISPLAYS. OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY ALL THE NORMAL
CONTENT FROM YOUTUBE INCLUDING HOW–TO-VIDEOS, MUSICS AND
ORIGINAL SHOWS LIKE THE BRAND-NEW SERIES COBRA KAI
WHICH WE STARTED BINGE WATCHING THIS WEEK BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD.
COOKING IS ANOTHER INSTANCE WHERE THE BLEND OF VOICE AND
VISUALS IS INCREDIBLY USING. NIK AND I ARE ALWAYS LOOKING
FOR SIMPLE FRIENDLY-FAMILY RECIPES. HEY, GOOGLE, SHOW ME
RECIPES FOR PIZZA BOMBS. >>Google: SURE. HERE ARE SOME
RECIPES. >>Lillian Rincon: WE CAN
CHOOSE THE FIRST ONE FROM TASTY. THAT LOOKS GOOD. YOU
CAN SEE THE RECIPE DETAILS COME UP AND WE CAN TAP TO START
COOKING. >>Google: SURE, EAST’S TASTY.
>>Lillian Rincon: SEEING A VIDEO DEMONSTRATION ALONG WITH
THE SPOKEN INSTRUCTIONS IS A TOTAL GAME CHANGER FOR COOKING,
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS FULL. THANKS, MEGGIE.
[ APPLAUSE ] SO WE SHOWED YOU A COUPLE OF
WAYS THAT SMART DISPLAYS CAN MAKE LIVE AT HOME EASIER, THERE
ARE SO MANY MORE. FROM STAYING IN TOUCH WITH FAMILY, WITH
BROADCAST AND DUO VIDEO CALLING TO KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR HOME
WITH ALL OF OUR OTHER SMART HOME PARTNERS TO SEEING IN
ADVANCE WHAT THE MORNING COMMUTE IS LIKE WITH GOOGLE
MAPS, WE’RE THOUGHTFULLY INTEGRATING THE BEST OF GOOGLE
AND WORKING WITH DEVELOPERS AND PARTNERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD
TO BRING VOICE AND VISUALS TOGETHER IN A COMPLETELY NEW
WAY FOR THE HOME. NOW, INSPIRED BY THE SMART
DISPLAY EXPERIENCES, WE’VE ALSO BEEN WORKING TO REIMAGINE THE
ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE ON THE SCREEN THAT’S WITH US ALL THE
TIME., OUR MOBILE PHONES. SO I’LL GOING TO GIVE YOU A SNEAK
PEEK INTO HOW THE ASSISTANT ON THE PHONE IS BECOMING MORE
IMMERSIVE, INTERACTIVE, AND PROACTIVE. SO WE’RE GOING TO
SWITCH TO ANOTHER LIVE DEMO. HEY, GOOGLE, TELL ME ABOUT
CAMILA CABELLO. “.” >>Google: ACCORDING TO
WIKIPEDIA, KARLA CAMILA ESTRABAO IS AN AMERICAN SINGER
AND SONGWRITER. >>Lillian Rincon: AS YOU CAN
SEE, WE ARE TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE SCREEN TO GIVE
YOU A RICH AND IMMERSIVE RESPONSE. HERE’S ANOTHER.
TURN DOWN THE HEAT. >>Google: SURE. COOLING THE
LIVING ROOM DOWN. >>Lillian Rincon: AND FOR A
SMART HOME REQUEST, WHAT YOU CAN SEE HERE IS WE ARE BRINGING
THE CONTROLS RIGHT INTO YOUR FINGERTIPS. AND HERE’S ONE OF
MY FAVORITES. HEY, GOOGLE, ORDER MY USUAL FROM STARBUCKS. >>Google: HELLO. WELCOME BACK
TO STARBUCKS. THAT’S ONE TALL, NONFAT LATTE WITH CARAMEL
DRIZZLE. ANYTHING ELSE? >>Lillian Rincon: NO THANKS.
>>Google: AND ARE YOU PICKING THAT UP AT THE USUAL PLACE?
>>Lillian Rincon: I’M GOING TO TAP YES.
>>Google: OKAY. YOUR ORDER’S IN. SEE YOU SOON.
[ APPLAUSE ] >>Lillian Rincon: YEAH! SO
WE’RE EXCITED TO SHARE THAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH
STARBUCKS, DUNKIN’ DONUTS, DOORDASH, DOMINO’S AND MANY
OTHER PARTNERS ON A NEW FOOD PICKUP AND DELIVERY EXPERIENCE
FOR THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT. WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED ROLLING
SOME OF THESE OUT WITH MANY MORE PARTNERS COMING SOON. NOW, RICH AND INTERACTIVE
RESPONSES TO MY REQUESTS ARE REALLY HELPFUL, BUT MY IDEAL
ASSISTANT SHOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO HELP IN A PROACTIVE WAY. SO
WHEN I’M IN THE ASSISTANT NOW AND SWIPE UP, I NOW GET A
VISUAL SNAPSHOT OF MY DAY. I SEE HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS BASED
ON THE TIME, MY LOCATION, AND EVEN MY RECENT INTERACTIONS
WITH THE ASSISTANT. I ALSO HAVE MY REMINDERS,
PACKAGES, AND EVEN NOTES AND LISTS ORGANIZE AND ACCESSIBLE
RIGHT HERE. I LOVE THE CONVENIENCE OF HAVING ALL THESE
DETAILS HELPFULLY CURATED AND SO EASY TO GET TO. NOW, THIS
NEW VISUAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE PHONE IS THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED
WITH ANDROID AT THE CORE. IT WILL LAUNCH ON ANDROID LATER
THIS SUMMER AND iOS LATER THIS YEAR.
[ APPLAUSE ] NOW, SOMETIMES THE ASSISTANT
CAN ACTUALLY BE MORE HELPFUL BY HAVING A LOWER VISUAL PROFILE.
SO, LIKE, WHEN YOU’RE IN THE CAR, LET’S SAY YOU SHOULD STAY
FOCUSED ON DRIVING. SO LET’S SAY I’M HEADING HOME FROM WORK.
I HAVE GOOGLE MAPS SHOWING ME THE FASTEST ROUTE DURING RUSH
HOUR TRAFFIC. HEY, GOOGLE, SEND NIK MY ETA AND PLAY SOME
HIP-HOP. >>Google: OKAY. LETTING NIK
KNOW YOU’RE 20 MINUTES AWAY AND CHECK OUT THIS HIP-HOP MUSIC
STATION ON YOUTUBE. “.” [ MUSIC ]
>>Lillian Rincon: IT’S SO CONVENIENT TO SHARE MY ETA WITH
MY HUSBAND WITH A SIMPLE VOICE COMMAND. I’M EXCITED TO SHARE
THAT THE ASSISTANT WILL COME TO NAVIGATION IN GOOGLE MAPS THIS
SUMMER. [ APPLAUSE ]
SO ACROSS SMART DISPLAYS, PHONES AND IN MAPS, THIS GIVES
YOU A SENSE OF HOW WE’RE MAKING THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT MORE
VISUALLY ASSISTIVE, SENSING WHEN TO RESPOND WITH VOICE AND
WHEN TO SHOW A MORE IMMERSIVE AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE.
AND WITH THAT IS CORRECT I’LL TURN IT — WITH THAT, I WILL
TURN IT BACK TO SUNDAR. THANK YOU.
[ APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: THANKS,
LILLIAN. IT’S GREAT TO SEE THE PROGRESS OF THE ASSISTANT.
AS I SAID EARLIER, OUR VISION FOR OUR ASSISTANT IS TO HELP
YOU GET THINGS DONE. IT TURNS OUT A BIG PART OF GETTING
THINGS DONE IS MAKING A PHONE CALL. YOU MAY WANT TO GET AN
OIL CHANGE SCHEDULED, MAYBE CALL A PLUMBER IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE WEEK OR EVEN SCHEDULE A HAIRCUT APPOINTMENT. YOU KNOW,
WE ARE WORKING HARD TO HELP USERS THROUGH THOSE MOMENTS.
WE WANT TO CONNECT USERS TO BUSINESSES IN A GOOD WAY.
BUSINESSES ACTUALLY RELY A LOT ON THIS. BUT EVEN IN THE U.S.,
60% OF SMALL BUSINESSES DON’T HAVE AN ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM
SET UP. WE THINK AI CAN HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM. SO LET’S GO
BACK TO THIS EXAMPLE, LET’S SAY YOU WANT TO ASK GOOGLE TO MAKE
YOUR HAIRCUT APPOINTMENT ON TUESDAY BETWEEN 10:00 AND NOON.
WHAT HAPPENS IS THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT MAKES THE CALL
SEAMLESSLY IN THE BACKGROUND FOR YOU. SO WHAT YOU’RE GOING
TO HEAR IS THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT ACTUALLY CALLING A REAL SALON
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOU. LET’S LISTEN.
[ APPLAUSE ] [ VIDEO ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: THAT WAS A
REAL CALL YOU JUST HEARD. THE AMAZING THING IS THE ASSISTANT
CAN ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THE NUANCES OF CONVERSATION. WE’VE
BEEN WORKING ON THIS TECHNOLOGY FOR MANY YEARS. IT’S CALLED
GOOGLE DUPLEX. IT BRINGS ALL THE INVESTMENTS OVER THE YEARS
OF NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING, DEEP LEARNING
AND TEXT TO SPEECH. WHEN YOU ARE DONE THE YOU THE ASSISTANT
CAN SEND YOU A CONFIRMATION TO LET YOU KNOW IT HAS BEEN TAKEN
CARE OF. MAYBE YOU WANT TO CALL A SMALL RESTAURANT THAT’S
NOT EASILY AVAILABLE TO BOOK ONLINE. THE CALL ACTUALLY GOES
A BIT DIFFERENTLY THAN EXPECTED, SO TAKE A LISTEN. [ VIDEO ] [ APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: AGAIN, THAT
WAS A REAL CALL. WE HAVE MANY OF THESE EXAMPLES WHERE THE
CALLS QUITE DON’T GO AS EXPECTED
BUT THE ASSISTANT UNDERSTANDS THE CONTEXT, THE
NUANCE. IT KNEW TO ASK FOR WAIT TIMES IN THIS CASE AND
HANDLED THE INTERACTION GRACEFULLY.
WE ARE STILL DEVELOPING THIS TECHNOLOGY AND WE ACTUAL WANT
TO WORK HARD TO GET THIS RIGHT, GET THE USER EXPERIENCE AND THE
EXPECTATION RIGHT FOR BOTH BUSINESSES AND USERS. BUT DONE
CORRECTLY, IT WILL SAVE TIME FOR PEOPLE AND GENERATE A LOT
OF VALUE FOR BUSINESSES. WE REALLY WANT IT TO WORK IN
CASES, SAY, IF YOU ARE A BUSY PARENT IN THE MORNING AND YOUR
KID IS SICK AND YOU WANT TO CALL FOR A DOCTOR’S
APPOINTMENT. SO WE’RE GOING TO WORK HARD TO GET THIS RIGHT.
THERE’S A MORE STRAIGHTFORWARD CASE WHERE WE CAN ROLL THIS OUT
SOONER WHERE, FOR EXAMPLE, EVERY SINGLE DAY WE GET A LOT
OF QUERIES INTO GOOGLE WHERE PEOPLE ARE WONDERING ON THE
OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS OF BUSINESSES. BUT IT GETS TRICKY
DURING HOLIDAYS. AND BUSINESSES GET A LOT OF CALLS.
SO WE AS GOOGLE CAN MAKE JUST THAT ONE PHONE CALL AND THEN
UPDATE THE INFORMATION FOR MILLIONS OF USERS AND IT WILL
SAVE A SMALL BUSINESS COUNTLESS NUMBER OF CALLS. SO WE’RE
GOING TO GET MOMENTS LIKE THIS RIGHT AND MAKE THE EXPERIENCE
BETTER FOR USERS. THIS IS GOING TO BE ROLLING OUT
AS AN EXPERIMENT IN THE COMING WEEKS. AND SO STAY TUNED.
[ APPLAUSE ] IN A COMMON THEME ACROSS ALL
THIS IS WE ARE WORKING HARD TO GIVE USERS BACK TIME. WE HAVE
ALWAYS BEEN OBSESSED ABOUT THAT AT GOOGLE. SEARCH IS OBSESSED
ABOUT GETTING USERS ANSWERS QUICKLY AND GIVING THEM WHAT
THEY WANT WHICH BRINGS ME TO ANOTHER AREA: DIGITAL
WELL-BEING. BASED ON OUR RESEARCH, WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE
FEEL TETHERED TO THEIR DEVICES. SURE IT RESONATES WITH ALL OF
YOU. THERE’S INCREASING SOCIAL PRESSURE TO RESPOND TO ANYTHING
YOU GET RIGHT AWAY. PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS TO STAY — TO STAY UP
TO DATE WITH ALL THE INFORMATION OUT THERE. THEY
HAVE FOMO, FEAR OF MISSING OUT. WE WANT — WE THINK THERE’S A
CHANCE FOR US TO DO BETTER. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO PEOPLE AND
SOME PEOPLE INTRODUCED TO US THE CONCEPT OF JOMO, THE ACTUAL
JOE OF — JOY OF MISSING OUT.
SO WE THINK WE CAN HELP USERS WITH DIGITAL WELL-BEING. THIS
IS GOING TO BE A DEEP ONGOING EFFORT ACROSS ALL OF OUR
PRODUCTS AND PLATFORMS AND WE NEED ALL YOUR HELP. WE THINK
WE CAN HELP USERS WITH THEIR DIGITAL WELL-BEING IN FOUR
WAYS. WE WANT TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR HABITS, FOCUS
ON WHAT MATTERS, SWITCH OFF WHEN YOU NEED TO AND ABOVE ALL
FIND BALANCE WITH YOUR FAMILY. SO LET ME GIVE A COUPLE OF
EXAMPLES. YOU’RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THIS
FROM ANDROID A BIT LATER IN THEIR UPCOMING RELEASE. BUT
ONE OF MY FAVORITE FEATURES IS DASHBOARD. IN ANDROID, WE
ACTUALLY ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU FULL VISIBILITY INTO HOW YOU
ARE SPENDING YOUR TIME, THE APPS WHERE YOU ARE SPENDING
YOUR TIME, THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU UNLOCKED YOUR PHONE ON A
GIVEN DAY, THE NUMBER OF NOTIFICATIONS YOU GOT, AND
WE’RE GOING TO REALLY HELP YOU DEAL WITH THIS BETTER.
YOU KNOW, APPS CAN ALSO HELP. YOUTUBE IS GOING TO TAKE THE
LEAD AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO SO, IT WILL ACTUALLY REMIND YOU
TO TAKE A BREAK. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU HAVE BEEN
WATCHING YOUTUBE FOR A, WHILE, MAYBE IT WILL SHOW UP AND SAY
“HEY, IT’S TIME TO TAKE A BREAK.”
YOUTUBE IS ALSO GOING TO WORK TO COMBINE IF USERS WANT TO,
COMBINE ALL THEIR NOTIFICATIONS IN THE FORM OF A DAILY DIGEST
SO THAT IF YOUR PHONE NOTIFICATION COMES TO YOU ONCE
DURING THE DAY. YOUTUBE IS GOING TO ROLL OUT ALL THESE
FEATURES THIS WEEK. [ APPLAUSE ] YOU KNOW, WE’VE BEEN DOING A
LOT OF WORK IN THIS AREA. FAMILY LINK IS A GREAT EXAMPLE
WHERE WE PROVIDE PARENTS TOOLS TO HELP MANAGE KID’S SCREEN
TIME. I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF IT. WE WANT
TO DO MORE HERE. WE WANT TO EQUIP KIDS TO MAKE SMART
DECISIONS. SO WE HAVE A NEW APPROACH, A GOOGLE DESIGN
APPROACH, IT’S CALLED BE INTERNET AWESOME, TO HELP KIDS
BECOME SAFE EXPLORERS OF THE DIGITAL WORLD. WE WANT KIDS TO
BE SECURE, KIND, MINDFUL WHEN ONLINE. AND WE ARE PLEDGING TO
TRAIN AN ADDITIONAL 5 MILLION KIDS THIS COMING YEAR.
ALL THESE TOOLS YOU’RE SEEING IS LAUNCHING WITH OUR DIGITAL
WELL-BEING SITE LATER TODAY. ANOTHER AREA WHERE WE FEEL
TREMENDOUS RESPONSIBILITY IS NEWS. NEWS IS CORE TO OUR
MISSION. ALSO TIMES LIKE THIS, IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
TO SUPPORT QUALITY JOURNALISM. IT’S FOUNDATIONAL TO HOW
DEMOCACIES WORK. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FOND OF NEWS. GROWING UP
IN INDIA I USED TO WAIT FOR THE PHYSICAL NEWSPAPER. TURNS OUT
MY GRANDFATHER USED TO STAY RIGHT NEXT TO US, THERE WAS A
CLEAR HIERARCHY. HE GOT HIS HANDS ON THE NEWSPAPER FIRST,
THEN MY DAD, AND THEN MY BROTHER AND I WOULD GO AT IT.
I WAS MAINLY INTERESTED MANY THE SPORTS SECTION AT THAT
TIME, BUT OVER TIME, I DEVELOPED A FONDNESS FOR NEWS.
AND IT STAYED WITH ME EVEN TILL TODAY.
IT IS CHALLENGING TIMES FOR THE NEWS INDUSTRY. RECENTLY WE
LAUNCHED GOOGLE NEWS INITIATIVE AND WE COMMITTED $300 MILLION
OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS. WE WANT TO WORK WITH ORGANIZATIONS
AND JOURNALISTS TO HELP DEVELOP INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND
PROGRAMS THAT HELP THE INDUSTRY. WE’VE ALSO HAD A
PRODUCT HERE FOR A LONG TIME, GOOGLE NEWS. IT WAS ACTUALLY
BUILT RIGHT AFTER 9/11. IT WAS A 20% PROJECT BY ONE OF OUR
ENGINEERS WHO WANTED TO SEE NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED.
SINCE THEN, IF ANYTHING, THE VOLUME AND DIVERSITY OF CONTENT
HAS ONLY GROWN. I THINK THERE IS MORE GREAT JOURNALISM BEING
PRODUCED TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE. IT’S ALSO TRUE THAT
PEOPLE TURN TO GOOGLE IN TIMES OF NEED AND WE HAVE A
RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION.
THIS IS WHY WE HAVE REIMAGINED ,OUR NEWS PRODUCT. WE ARE
USING AI TO BRING FORWARD THE BEST OF
WHAT JOURNALISM HAS TO OFFER. WE WANT TO GIVE USERS QUALITY
SOURCES THAT THEY TRUST BUT WE WANT TO BUILD A PRODUCT THAT
WORKS FOR PUBLISHERS. ABOVE ALL, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE
GIVING THEM DEEPER INSIGHT AND A FULLER PERSPECTIVE ABOUT ANY
TOPIC THEY’RE INTERESTED IN. I’M REALLY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE
THE NEW GOOGLE NEWS. AND HERE’S’ TRYSTAN TO TELL YOU
MORE. [ APPLAUSE ] >>Trystan Upstill: THANK YOU,
SUNDAR. WITH THE NEW GOOGLE NEWS, WE
SET OUT TO HELP YOU DO THREE THINGS. FIRST, KEEP UP WITH
THE NEWS YOU CARE ABOUT, SECOND, UNDERSTAND THE FULL
STORY, AND, FINALLY, ENJOY AND SUPPORT THE SOURCES YOU LOVE.
AFTER ALL, WITHOUT NEWS PUBLISHERS AND THE QUALITY
JOURNALISM THEY PRODUCE, WE’D HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW YOU HERE
TODAY. SO LET’S START WITH HOW WE’RE
MAKING IT EASY FOR YOU TO KEEP UP WITH THE NEWS YOU CARE
ABOUT. AS SOON AS I OPEN GOOGLE NEWS, RIGHT AT THE TOP I
GET A BRIEFING WITH THE TOP FIVE STORIES I NEED TO KNOW
RIGHT NOW. AS I MOVE PAST MY BRIEFING,
THERE ARE MORE STORIES SELECTED JUST FOR ME. OUR AI CONSTANTLY
READS THE FIRE HOSE OF THE WEB FOR YOU, THE MILLIONS OF
ARTICLES, VIDEOS, PODCASTS AND COMMENTS BEING PUBLISHED EVERY
MINUTE AND ASSEMBLES THE KEY THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW.
GOOGLE NEWS ALSO PULLS IN LOCAL VOICES AND NEWS ABOUT EVENTS IN
MY AREA. IT’S THIS KIND OF INFORMATION THAT MAKES ME FEEL
CONNECTED TO MY COMMUNITY. THIS ARTICLE FROM THE CHRONICLE
MAKES ME WONDER HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE TO RIDE ACROSS THIS
NEW BAY BRIDGE. WHAT’S COOL IS I DIDN’T HAVE TO
TELL THE APP THAT I FOLLOW POLITICS, LOVE TO BIKE OR WANT
INFORMATION FROM THE BAY AREA. IT WORKS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.
BECAUSE WE HAVE APPLIED TECHNIQUES LIKE REINFORCEMENT
LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE APP, THE MORE I USE IT, THE BETTER
IT GETS. AND AT ANY POINT, I CAN JUMP IN
AND SAY WHETHER I WANT TO SEE LESS OR MORE OF A GIVEN
PUBLISHER OR TOPIC. AND WHENEVER I WANT TO SEE WHAT
THE REST OF THE WORLD IS READING, I CAN SWITCH OVER TO
HEADLINES TO SEE THE STOP STORIES THAT ARE GENERATING THE
MOST COVERAGE RIGHT NOW AROUND THE WORLD.
SO LET’S KEEP GOING. YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE LOTS OF
BIG, GORGEOUS IMAGES THAT MAKE THIS APP SUPER ENGAGING AND A
TRULY GREAT VIDEO EXPERIENCE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK.
[ VIDEO ] THIS BRINGS YOU ALL THE LATEST
VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE AND AROUND THE WEB.
ALL OF OUR DESIGN CHOICES FOCUS ON KEEPING THE APP LIGHT, EASY,
FAST, AND FUN. OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE IS TO LET THE STORIES
SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. SO IT’S PRETTY COOL; RIGHT?
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] WHAT WE’RE SEEING HERE
THROUGHOUT THE APP IS THE NEW GOOGLE MATERIAL THEME. THE
ENTIRE APP IS BUILT USING MATERIAL DESIGN, OUR ADAPTABLE,
UNIFIED DESIGN SYSTEM THAT’S BEEN UNIQUELY TAILORED BY
GOOGLE. LATER TODAY, YOU WILL HEAR MORE
ABOUT THIS AND HOW YOU CAN USE MATERIAL THEMES IN YOUR
PRODUCTS. WE’RE ALSO EXCITED TO INTRODUCE
A NEW VISUAL FORMAT WE CALL NEWSCASTS. YOU ARE NOT GOING
TO SEE THESE IN ANY OTHER NEWS APP. NEWSCASTS ARE KIND OF
LIKE A PREVIEW OF THE STORY AND THEY MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO
GET A FEEL FOR WHAT’S GOING ON. CHECK OUT THIS ONE ON THE STAR
WARS MOVIE. HERE WE’RE USING THE LATEST
DEVELOPMENTS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING TO BRING
TOGETHER EVERYTHING FROM THE SOLO MOVIE TRAILER, TO NEWS
ARTICLES TO QUOTES FROM THE CAST AND ALL IN A FRESH
PRESENTATION THAT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY GREAT ON YOUR PHONE.
NEWSCASTS GIVE ME AN EASY WAY TO GET THE BASICS AND DECIDE
WHERE I WANT TO DIVE IN MORE ,DEEPLY.
AND SOMETIMES I EVEN DISCOVER THINGS I NEVER WOULD HAVE FOUND
OUT OTHERWISE. FOR THE STORIES THAT I CARE
ABOUT MOST OR THE ONES THAT ARE REALLY COMPLEX, I WANT TO BE
ABLE TO JUMP IN AND SEE MANY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES. SO
LET’S TALK ABOUT OUR SECOND GOAL FOR GOOGLE NEWS:
UNDERSTANDING THE FULL STORY. TODAY IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK TO
BROADEN YOUR POINT OF VIEW AND UNDERSTAND A NEWS STORY
IN-DEPTH. WITH GOOGLE NEWS, WE SET OUT TO
MAKE THAT EFFORTLESS. FULL COVERAGE IS AN INVITATION TO
LEARN MORE. IT GIVESES A COMPLETE PICTURE OF A STORY IN
TERMS OF HOW IT’S BEING REPORTED FROM A VARIETY OF
SOURCES AND IN A VARIETY OF FORMATS. WE ASSEMBLE FULL
COVERAGE USING A TECHNIQUE WE CALL TEMPORAL CO-LOCALITY.
THIS TECHNIQUE ENABLES US TO MAP RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN
ENTITIES AND UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS IN
THE STORY RIGHT AS IT EVOLVES. WE APPLY THIS TO THE DELUGE OF THE INFORMATION PUBLISHED TO
THE WEB AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT AND THEN ORGANIZE IT AROUND
STORYLINES, ALL IN REALTIME. THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST
POWERFUL FEATURE OF THE APP AND PROVIDES A WHOLE NEW WAY TO DIG
INTO THE NEWS. TAKE A LOOK AT HOW FULL
COVERAGE WORKED FOR THE RECENT POWER OUTAGE IN PUERTO RICO.
THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS I HAD ABOUT THIS STORY, LIKE, HOW
DID WE GET HERE? COULD IT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED? AND ARE THINGS
ACTUALLY GETTING BETTER? WE BUILT FULL COVERAGE TO HELP
MAKE SENSE OF ALL IT, ALL IN ONE PLACE.
WE START OUT WITH THE SET OF TOP HEADLINES THAT TELL ME WHAT
HAPPENED AND THEN START TO ORGANIZE AROUND THE KEY STORY
ASPECTS USING OUR REALTIME EVENT UNDERSTANDING.
FOR NEWS EVENTS THAT HAVE PLAYED OUT LIKE THIS ONE OVER
WEEKS AND MONTHS, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE ORIGIN OF
DEVELOPMENTS BY LOOKING AT OUR TIME LINE OF THE KEY MOMENTS.
AND WHILE THE RECOVERY HAS BEGUN, WE CAN CLEARLY SEE
THERE’S STILL A LONG WAY TO GO. THERE ARE ALSO CERTAIN
QUESTIONS WE’RE ALL ASKING ABOUT A STORY AND WE PULL THOSE
OUT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO HUNT FOR THE ANSWERS.
WE KNOW CONTEXT AND PERSPECTIVE COME FROM MANY PLACES SO WE
SHOW YOU TWEETS FROM RELEVANT VOICES AND OPINIONS, ANALYSIS,
AND FACT CHECKS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE STORY THAT ONE
LEVEL DEEPER. IN EACH CASE, OUR AI IS
HIGHLIGHTING WHY THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF INFORMATION
AND WHAT UNIQUE VALUE IT BRINGS.
NOW, WHEN I USE FULL COVERAGE, I FIND THAT I CAN BUILD A HUGE
AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE ON THE TOPICS I CARE ABOUT. IT’S A
TRUE 360-DEGREE VIEW THAT GOES WELL BEYOND WHAT I GET FROM
JUST SCANNING A FEW HEAD LINES. ON TOP OF THIS, OUR RESEARCH
SHOWS THAT HAVING A PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATION OR DEBATE REQUIRES
EVERYONE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME INFORMATION WHICH IS WHY
EVERYONE SEES THE SAME CONTENT IN FULL COVERAGE FOR A TOPIC.
IT’S AN UNFILTERED VIEW OF EVENTS FROM A RANGE OF TRUSTED
NEWS SOURCES. [ APPLAUSE ]
THANK YOU. SO I GOT TO SAY, I LOVE THESE
NEW FEATURES, AND THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT
WE THINK MAKE THE NEW GOOGLE NEWS SO EXCITING. BUT AS WE
MENTIONED BEFORE, NONE OF THIS WOULD EXIST WITHOUT THE GREAT
JOURNALISM NEWSROOMS PRODUCE EVERY DAY WHICH BRINGS US TO
OUR FINAL GOAL, HELPING YOU ENJOY AND SUPPORT THE NEWS
SOURCES YOU LOVE. WE’VE PUT PUBLISHERS FRONT AND
CENTER THROUGHOUT THE APP, AND HERE IN THE NEWS UNDERSTAND
SECTION IT’S EASY TO FIND AND FOLLOW THE SOURCES I ALREADY
LOVE AND BROWSE AND DISCOVER NEW ONES, INCLUDING OVER 1,000
MAGAZINE TITLES LIKE “WIRED,” “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,” AND
“PEOPLE” WHICH ALL LOOK GREAT ON MY PHONE.
I CAN FOLLOW PUBLICATIONS LIKE “USA TODAY” BY DIRECTLY TAPPING
THE STAR ICON. AND IF THERE’S A PUBLICATION I WANT TO
SUBSCRIBE TO, SAY THE “WASHINGTON POST,” WE MAKE IT
DEAD SIMPLE, NO MORE FORMS, CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, OR NEW
PASSWORDS. BECAUSE YOU ARE SIGNED IN WITH YOUR GOOGLE
ACCOUNT, YOU’RE SET. WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TO A
PUBLISHER, WE THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE EASY ACCESS TO YOUR
CONTENT EVERYWHERE. THIS IS WHY WE DEVELOPED SUBSCRIBE WITH
GOOGLE. SUBSCRIBE WITH GOOGLE ENABLES YOU TO USE YOUR GOOGLE
ACCOUNT TO ACCESS YOUR PAID CONTENT EVERYWHERE, ACROSS ALL
PLATFORMS AND DEVICES ON GOOGLE SEARCH, GOOGLE NEWS, AND
PUBLISHERS’ OWN SITES. WE BUILT THIS IN COLLABORATION
WITH OVER 60 PUBLISHERS AROUND THE WORLD AND IT WILL BE
ROLLING OUT IN THE COMING WEEKS.
[ APPLAUSE ] THANK YOU. AND THIS IS ONE OF
THE MANY STEPS WE’RE TAKING TO MAKE IT EASIER TO ACCESS
DEPENDABLE, HIGH-QUALITY INFORMATION WHEN AND WHERE IT
MATTERS MOST. SO THAT’S THE NEW GOOGLE NEWS!
IT HELPS YOU KEEP UP WITH THE NEWS YOU CARE ABOUT, WITH YOUR
BRIEFING AND NEWSCASTS, UNDERSTAND THE FULL STORY USING
FULL COVERAGE, AND ENJOY AND SUPPORT THE NEWS SOURCES YOU
LOVE BY READING, FOLLOWING, AND SUBSCRIBING.
AND NOW FOR THE BEST NEWS OF ALL: WE’RE ROLLING OUT ON
ANDROID, IOS, AND THE WEB IN 127 COUNTRIES STARTING TODAY.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I THINK SO TOO! PRETTY COOL.
IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE NEXT WEEK.
AT GOOGLE, WE KNOW THAT GETTING ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION
INTO PEOPLE’S HANDS AND BUILDING AND SUPPORTING
HIGH-QUALITY JOURNALISM IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN IT EVER HAS BEEN
RIGHT NOW. AND WE ARE TOTALLY COMMITTED TO DOING OUR PART.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO CONTINUE ON THIS JOURNEY WITH YOU. AND NOW
I’M EXCITED TO INTRODUCE DAVE TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT WHAT’S
GOING ON IN ANDROID. [ APPLAUSE ]
>>> ANDROID STARTED WITH A SIMPLE GOAL OF BRINGING OPEN
STANDARDS TO THE >>> ANDROID STARTED MOBILE
INDUSTRY. WITH THE GOAL OF BRINGING SIMPLE
STANDARD TO THE MOBILE INDUSTRY. TODAY, IT IS THE
MOST POPULAR MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM IN THE WORLD. .
[ MUSIC ] .
[ MUSIC ] >>> IF YOU BELIEVE IN OPENNESS,
IF YOU BELIEVE IN CHOICE, IF YOU BELIEVE IN INNOVATION FROM
EVERYONE, THEN WELCOME TO ANDROID.
[ VIDEO CONCLUDES ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
>>Dave Burke: HI, EVERYONE.
IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE AT GOOGLE I/O 2018!
[ CHEERS ] I THINK — CLEARLY ALL
DEVELOPER CONFERENCES SHOULD BE HELD OUTSIDE. IT’S PRETTY DARN
NICE OUT HERE. NOW, IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO WHEN
WE LAUNCHED THE FIRST ANDROID PHONE, THE T-MOBILE G1. IT WAS
WITH A SIMPLE BUT BOLD IDEA, TO BUILD A MOBILE PLATFORM THAT
WAS FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE. AND TODAY THAT IDEA IS
THRIVING. OUR PARTNERS HAVE LAUNCHED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
SMARTPHONES USED BY BILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
AND THROUGH THIS JOURNEY, WE’VE SEEN ANDROID BECOME MORE THAN
JUST A SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM, POWERING NEW CATEGORIES
OF COMPUTING INCLUDING WEARABLES, TV, AUTO, AR/VR,
IOTA. — IoT.
AND THE GROWTH OF ANDROID OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS HAS
HELPED FUEL THE SHIFT IN COMPUTING FROM DESKTOP TO
MOBILE. AND AS SUNDAR MENTIONED, THE
WORLD IS NOW ON THE PRECIPICE OF ANOTHER SHIFT. AI IS GOING
TO PROFOUNDLY CHANGE INDUSTRIES LIKE HEALTHCARE AND TRANSPORT,
AND IT’S ALREADY STARTING TO CHANGE OURS.
AND THIS BRINGS ME TO THE NEW VERSION OF ANDROID WE’RE
WORKING ON, ANDROID P. ANDROID P IS AN IMPORTANT FIRST
STEP TOWARDS THIS VISION OF AI AT THE CORE OF THE OPERATING
SYSTEM. IN FACT, AI UNDERPINS THE FIRST OF THREE THEMES IN
THIS RELEASE WHICH ARE INTELLIGENCE, SIMPLICITY, AND
DIGITAL WELL-BEING. SO STARTING WITH INTELLIGENCE.
WE BELIEVE SMARTPHONES SHOULD BE SMARTER. THEY SHOULD LEARN
FROM YOU AND THEY SHOULD ADAPT TO YOU. TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS
ON-DEVICE MACHINE LEARNING CAN LEARN YOUR USAGE PATTERNS AND
AUTOMATICALLY ANTICIPATE YOUR NEXT ACTION SAVING YOU TIME.
AND BECAUSE IT RUNS ON-DEVICE, THE DATA IS KEPT PRIVATE TO
YOUR PHONE. SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME
EXAMPLES OF HOW WE’RE APPLYING THESE TECHNOLOGIES TO ANDROID
TO BUILD A SMARTER OPERATING SYSTEM.
IN PRETTY MUCH EVERY SURVEY OF SMARTPHONE USERS, YOU’LL SEE
BATTERY LIFE AS THE TOP CONCERN. AND I DON’T KNOW
ABOUT YOU, BUT THIS IS MY VERSION OF MASLOW’S HIERARCHY
OF NEEDS. LAUGH.
AND WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE. YOU KNOW YOU’RE BATTERY HAS BEEN
OKAY, BUT THEN YOU HAVE ONE OF THOSE OUTLIER DAYS WHERE IT’S
DRAINING FASTER THAN NORMAL LEAVING YOU TO RUN TO THE
CHARGER. WITH ANDROID P, WE’VE BARND
WITH DEEPMIND TO WORK ON A NEW FEATURE WE CALL ADAPTIVE
BATTERY. IT’S STIEND TO GIVE YOU A MORE CONSISTENT BATTERY
EXPERIENCE. ADAPTIVE BATTERY USES ON-DEVICE MACHINE LEARNING
TO FIGURE OUT WHICH APPS YOU’LL USE IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS AND
WHICH YOU WON’T USE UNTIL LATER, IF AT ALL, TODAY.
AND WITH THIS UNDERSTANDING, THE OPERATING SYSTEM ADAPTS TO
YOUR USAGE PATTERNS SO THAT IT SPENDS BATTERY ONLY ON THE APPS
AND SERVICES THAT YOU CARE ABOUT.
AND THE RESULTS ARE REALLY PROMISING. WE’RE SEEING A 30%
REDUCTION IN CPU WAKEUPS FOR APPS IN GENERAL, AND THIS
COMBINED WITH OTHER PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING RUNNING
BACKGROUND PROCESSES ON THE SMALL CPU CORES, IS RESULTING
IN AN INCREASE IN BATTERY FOR MANY USERS. IT’S — PRESCHOOL.
PRET — PRETTY COOL. ANOTHER WAY IS ADAPTIVE BRIGHTNESS. MOST
OPERATING SYSTEMS WILL ADJUST GIVING GIVEN THE CURRENT
LIGHTING SYSTEMS BUT IT’S ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL THEY DON’T
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
SO WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU NEED TO MANUALLY ADJUST THE BRIGHTNESS
SLIDER RESULTING IN THE SCREEN BECOMING TOO BRIGHT OR TOO DIM.
WITH ANDROID P, WE’RE INTRODUCING A NEW ON-DEVICE
MACHINE LEARNING FEATURE WE CALL ADAPTIVE BRIGHTNESS.
ADAPTIVE BRIGHTNESS LEARNS HOW YOU LIKE TO SET THE BRIGHTNESS
LIERT GIVEN THE AMBIENT LIGHTING AND THEN DOES IT FOR
YOU IN A POWER EFFICIENT WAY SO YOU’LL LITERALLY SEE THE
BRIGHTNESS SLIDER MOVE AS THE PHONE ADAPTS TO YOUR
PREFERENCES. AND IT’S EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE. IN FACT,
WE’RE SEEING ALMOST HALF OF OUR TEST USERS NOW MAKE FEWER
MANUEL BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENTS COMPARED TO ANY PREVIOUS
VERSION OF ANDROID. WE’RE ALSO MAKING THE UI MORE
INTELLIGENT. LAST YEAR, WE INTRODUCED THE CONCEPT OF
PREDICTED APPS, A FEATURE THAT PLACES THE NEXT APPS THE OS
ANTICIPATES YOU NEED ON THE PATH YOU WOULD NORMALLY FOLLOW
TO LAUNCH THAT APP. AND IT’S VERY EFFECTIVE WITH AN ALMOST
60% PREDICTION RATE. WITH ANDROID P, WE’RE GOING O
BEYOND SIMPLY PREDICTING THE NEXT APP TO LAUNCH TO
PREDICTING THE NEXT ACTION YOU WANT TO TAKE. WE CALL THIS
FEATURE APP ACTIONS. SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW IT WORKS.
AT THE TOP OF THE LAUNCH ERR YOU CAN SEE TWO ACTIONS, ONE TO
CALL MY SISTER FIONA AND ANOTHER TO START A WORKOUT ON
STRAVA FOR MY EVENING RUN. WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE IS THE
ACTIONS ARE BEING PREDICTED BASED ON MY USAGE PATTERNS.
THE PHONE IS ADAPTING TO ME AND HELPING ME GET TO MY NEXT TASK
MORE QUICKLY. AS ANOTHER EXAMPLE, IF I CONNECT MY HEADPHONES ANDROID WILL SURFACE
AN ACTION TO RESUME THE ALBUM I WAS LICHG — LISTENING TO. TO
ADD APP ACTIONS DEVELOPERS JUST NEED TO AN ADD AN ACTIONS.XML
TO AN APP. WIKIS AND THEN THE SMART TEXT SELECTION, PLAY
STORE, AND THE ASSISTANT. TAKE GOOGLE SEARCH WOORS
EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT WAYS TO SURFACE ACTIONS TO
APPS YOU’VE INSTALLED AND USE A LOT. FOR EXAMPLE, I’M A BIG
FANDANGO USER SO WHEN I SEARCHED FOR THE NEW AVENGERS MOVIE INFINITY WAR, IN ADDITION
TO REGULAR SUGGESTIONS I GET AN ACTION TO GO TO THE FANDANGO TO
BUY A TICKET. PRETTY COOL. ACTIONS ARE A SIMPLE BUT
POWERFUL IDEA FOR PROVIDING DEEP LINKS INTO AN APP GIVEN
YOUR CONTEXT BUT EVEN MORE POWERFUL IS BRINGING PART OF
THE APP UI TO THE USER RIGHT THERE AND THEN. WE CALL THIS
FEATURE SLICES. SLICES ARE A NEW API FOR DEVELOPERS TO
DEFINE INTERACTIVE SNIPPETS OF THEIR APP UI THAT CAN BE
SURFACED IN DIFFERENT PLACES IN THE OS.
IN ANDROID P, WE’RE LAYING THE GROUNDWORK BY SHOWING SLICES
FIRST IN SEARCH. SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK.
LET’S SAY I’M OUT AND ABOUT AND I NEED TO GET A RIDE TO WORK.
IF I TYPE LYFT INTO THE GOOGLE SEARCH APP, I NOW SEE A SLICE
FROM THE LYFT APP INSTALLED ON MY PHONE. LYFT IS USING THE
SLICE API’S RICH ARRAY OF UI TEMPLATES TO RENDER A SLICE OF
THEIR APP IN THE CONTEXT OF SEARCH. AND THEN LYFT IS ABLE
TO GIVE ME THE PRICE FOR MY TRIP TO WORK AND THE SLICE IS
INTERACTIVE SO I CAN ORDER THE RIDE DIRECTLY FROM IT. PRETTY
NICE. THE SLICE TEMPLATES ARE
VERSATILE SO DEVELOPERS CAN OFFER EVERYTHING FROM PLAYING A
VIDEO TO SHALL, SAY, CHECKING INTO A HOTEL. AS ANOTHER
EXAMPLE IF I SEARCH FOR HAWAII, I’LL SEE A SLICE FROM GOOGLE
PHOTOS WITH MY VACATION PICTURES. AND WE’RE WORKING
WITH SOME AMAZING PARTNERS ON APP ACTIONS AND SLICES.
AND WE’LL BE OPENING AN EARLY ACCESS PROGRAM TO DEVELOPERS
MORE BROADLY NEXT MONTH. SO WE’RE EXCITED TO SEE HOW
ACTIONS AND, IN PARTICULAR, SLICES, WILL ENABLE A DYNAMIC
TWO-WAY EXPERIENCE WHERE THE APP’S UI CAN INTELLIGENTLY SHOW
UP IN CONTEXT. SO THAT’S SOME OF THE WAYS THAT
WE’RE MAKING ANDROID MORE INTELLIGENT BY TEACHING THE
OPERATING SYSTEM TO ADAPT TO THE USER.
MACHINE LEARNING IS A POWERFUL TOOL, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE
INTIMIDATING AND COSTLY FOR DEVELOPERS TO LEARN AND APPLY.
AND WE WANT TO MAKE THESE TOOLS ACCESSIBLE AND EASY TO USE TO
THOSE WHO HAVE LITTLE OR NO EXPERTISE IN MACHINE LEARNING.
SO TODAY I’M REALLY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE ML KIT, A NEW SET OF
APIs AVAILABLE THROUGH FIREBASE.
WITH ML KIT YOU GET ON-DEVICE APIs TO TEXT RECOGNITION AND
FACE DETECTION, IMAGE LABELING, AND A LOT MORE. AND ML KIT
ALSO SUPPORTS THE ABILITY TO TAP INTO GOOGLE’S CLOUD-BASED
ML TECHNOLOGIES. ARCHITECTURALLY, YOU CAN THINK
OF ML KIT AS PROVIDING READY-TO-USE MODELS, BUILT ON
TENSORFLOW LITE AND OPTIMIZED FOR MOBILE. AND BEST OF ALL,
ML KIT IS CROSS-PLATFORM SO IT RUNS ON BOTH ANDROID AND iOS.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] WE’RE WORKING WITH AN EARLY SET
OF PARTNERS ON ML KIT AND WITH SOME REALLY GREAT RESULTS. FOR
EXAMPLE, THE POPULAR CALORIE COUNTING APP LOSE IT! IS USING
OUR TEXT RECOGNITION MODEL TO SCAN NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION,
AND ML KIT’S CUSTOM MODEL APIs TO AUTOMATICALLY
CLASSIFY OVER 200 DIFFERENT FOODS THROUGH THE CAMERA.
YOU’LL HEAR MORE ABOUT ML KIT AT THE DEVELOPER KEYNOTE LATER
TODAY. SO WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT MAKING
YOUR SMARTPHONE MORE INTELLIGENT BUT IT’S ALSO
IMPORTANT TO US THAT THE TECHNOLOGY FADES TO THE BACK.
WHEN ONE OF OUR KEY GOALS THE LAST FEW YEARS HAS BEEN TO
EVOLVE ANDROID’S UI TO BE SIMPLER AND MORE APPROACHABLE,
BOTH FOR THE CURRENT SET OF USERS AND THE NEXT BILLION
ANDROID USERS. WITH ANDROID P, WE’VE PUT A
PERSONAL EMPHASIS ON SIMPLICITY BY ADDRESSING MANY PAIN POINTS
WHERE WE THOUGHT, AND YOU TOLD US, THE EXPERIENCE WAS MORE
COMPLICATED THAN IT OUGHT TO BE.
AND YOU’LL FIND THESE IMPROVEMENTS ON ANY DEVICE THAT
ADOPTS GOOGLE’S VERSION OF THE ANDROID UI, SUCH AS GOOGLE
PIXEL AND ANDROID ONE DEVICES. SO LET ME WALK YOU THROUGH A
FEW LIVE DEMOS ON MY PHONE. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG IN
FRONT OF 7,000 PEOPLE IN AN AMPHITHEATRE?
OKAY. NOW, AS PART OF ANDROID P, WE’RE INTRODUCING A NEW
SYSTEM NAVIGATION THAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR MORE THAN A
YEAR NOW, AND THE NEW DESIGN MAKES ANDROID’S MULTI-TASKING
MORE APPROACHABLE AND EASIER TO UNDERSTAND. AND THE FIRST
STRIKING THING YOU’LL NOTICE IS THE SINGLE CLEAN HOME BUTTON.
AND THE DESIGN RECOGNIZES A TREND TOWARDS SMALLER SCREEN
BEZ ZELS AND PLACES AN EMPHASIS ON GESTURES OVER A BUTTON AT
THE EDGE OF THE SCREEN. SO WHEN I SWIPE UP I’M IMMEDIATELY
BROUGHT TO THE OVERVIEW WHERE I CAN RESUME APPS I’VE RECENTLY
USED. I ALSO GET FIVE PREDICTED APPS AT THE BOTTOM OF
THE SCREEN TO SAVE ME TIME. NOW IF I CONTINUE TO SWIPE UP
OR I SWIPE UP A SECOND TIME I GET TO ALL APPS. SO
ARCHITECTURALLY WHAT WE’VE DONE IS COMBINED THE ALL APPS AND
OVERVIEW SPACES INTO ONE. AND THE SWIPE-UP GESTURE
WORKS FROM ANYWHERE, NO MATTER WHAT APP I’M IN SO THAT I CAN
QUICKLY GET BACK TO ALL APPS IN OVERVIEW WITHOUT LOSING THE
CONTEXT I’M IN. AND IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN ALSO
USE THE QUICK SCRUB GESTURE BY SLIDING THE HOME BUTTON
SIDEWAYS TO SCROLL THROUGH YOUR RECENT SET OF APPS LIKE SO.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] NOW, ONE OF THE NICE THINGS
ABOUT THE LARGER HORIZONTAL OVERVIEW IS THAT THE APP
CONTENT IS NOW GLANCEABLE, SO YOU CAN EASILY REFER BACK TO
INFORMATION IN A PREVIOUS APP. EVEN MORE IS WE’VE EXTENDED
SMART TEXT SELECTION TO WORK IN OVERVIEW. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF
I TAP ANYWHERE ON THE PHRASE THE KILLERS, ALL OF THE PHRASE
WILL BE SELECTED FOR ME, AND THEN I GET AN ACTION TO LISTEN
TO IT ON SPOTIFY LIKE SO. AND WE’VE EXTENDED SMART TEXT
SELECTION’S NEURAL NETWORK TO RECOGNIZE MORE ENTITIES MIC
SPORTS TEAMS AND MUSIC ARTISTS AND FLIGHT CODES AND MORE.
I’VE BEEN USING THIS NEW NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR THE LAST
MONTH AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. IT’S A MUCH FASTER, POWERFUL
WAY TO MULTI-TASK ON THE GO. SO CHANGING HOW NAVIGATION
WORKS, IT’S A PRETTY BIG DEAL BUT SOMETIMES SMALL CHANGES CAN
MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE, TOO. SO TAKE VOLUME CONTROL. AND WE’VE
ALL BEEN THERE. YOU TRY TO TURN DOWN THE VOLUME BEFORE A
VIDEO STARTS, BUT INSTEAD YOU TURN DOWN THE RINGER VOLUME,
AND THEN THE VIDEO BLASTS EVERYONE AROUND YOU.
SO HOW ARE WE FIXING IT? WELL, YOU CAN SEE THE NEW SIMPLIFIED
VOLUME CONTROLS HERE. THEY’RE VERTICAL AND LOCATED BESIDE THE
HARDWARE BUTTON SO THEY’RE INTUITIVE, BUT THE KEY
DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE SLIDER NOW AJUST THE MEDIA VOLUME BY
DEFAULT BECAUSE THAT’S THE THING YOU WANT TO CHANGE MOST
OFTEN. AND FOR THE RINGER VOLUME, ALL YOU REALLY CARE
ABOUT IS ON, SILENT, AND OFF, LIKE SO.
OKAY. WE’VE ALSO GREATLY SPLIFD ROTATION, AND IF YOU’RE
LIKE ME AND HATE YOUR DEVICE ROTATING AT THE WRONG TIME,
YOU’LL LOVE THIS FEATURE. SO RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE LOCKED
ROTATION MODE. LET ME LAUNCH AN APP AND YOU’LL NOTICE THAT
WHEN I ROTATE THE DEVICE, A NEW ROTATION BUTTON APPEARS ON THE
NAV BAR AND THEN I CAN JUST TAP ON IT AND ROTATE UNDER MY OWN
CONTROL. IT’S — PRETTY COOL. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] ALL
RIGHT. SO THAT’S A QUICK TOUR OF SOME OF THE WAYS WE’VE
SIMPLIFIED THE USER EXPERIENCE IN ANDROID P. AND THERE’S LOTS
MORE. EVERYTHING FROM A REDESIGNED WORK PROFILE TO
BETTER SCREENSHOTS TO IMPROVED NOTIFICATIONS MANAGEMENT AND
MORE. SPEAKING OF NOTIFICATIONS
MANAGEMENT, WE WANT TO GIVE YOU MORE CONTROL OVER DEMANDS ON
YOUR ATTENTION, AND THIS HIGHLIGHTS A CONCEPT THAT
SUNDAR ALLUDED TO EARLIER, MAKING IT EASIER TO MOVE
BETWEEN YOUR DIGITAL LIFE AND YOUR REAL LIFE.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT AREA AND OUR THIRD
THEME, LET ME HAND OVER TO SAMEER.
THANKS. [ APPLAUSE ] >>Sameer Samat: HI, EVERYONE.
ON A RECENT FAMILY VACATION, MY PARTNER ASKED IF SHE COULD SEE
MY PHONE RIGHT AFTER WE GOT TO OUR HOTEL ROOM. SHE TOOK IT
FROM ME, WALKED OVER TO THE HOTEL SAFE, LOCKED IT INSIDE,
AND TURNED AND LOOKED ME RIGHT IN THE EYE AND SAID, “YOU GET
THIS BACK IN SEVEN DAYS WHEN WE LEAVE.”
[ APPLAUSE ] WHOA. I WAS SHOCKED. I WAS
KIND OF ANGRY. BUT AFTER A FEW HOURS SOMETHING PRETTY COOL
HAPPENED. WITHOUT ALL THE DISTRACTIONS FROM MY PHONE, I
WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO DISCONNECT, BE FULLY PRESENT,
AND I ENDED UP HAVING A WONDERFUL FAMILY VACATION.
BUT IT’S NOT JUST ME. OUR TEAM HAS HEARD SO MANY STORIES FROM
PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE WITH
TECHNOLOGY. AS YOU HEARD FROM SUNDAR, HELPING PEOPLE WITH
THEIR DIGITAL WELL-BEING IS MORE IMPORTANT TO US THAN EVER.
PEOPLE TELL US A LOT OF THE TIME THEY SPEND ON THEIR PHONE
IS REALLY USEFUL, BUT SOME OF IT THEY WISHED THEY’D SPENT ON
OTHER THINGS. IN FACT, WE FOUND OVER 70% OF PEOPLE WANT
MORE HELP STRIKING THIS BALANCE.
SO WE’VE BEEN WORKING HARD TO ADD KEY CAPABILITIES RIGHT INTO
ANDROID TO HELP PEOPLE FIND THE BALANCE WITH TECHNOLOGY THAT
THEY’RE LOOKING FOR. ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WE
FOCUSED ON WAS HELPING YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR HABITS.
ANDROID P WILL SHOW YOU A DASHBOARD OF HOW YOU’RE
SPENDING TIME ON YOUR DEVICE. AS YOU SAW EARLIER, YOU CAN SEE
HOW MANY — HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPENT IN APPS, HOW MANY TIMES
YOU’VE UNLOCKED YOUR DEVICE TODAY, AND HOW MANY
NOTIFICATIONS YOU’VE RECEIVED. AND YOU CAN DRILL DOWN ON ANY
OF THESE THINGS. FOR EXAMPLE, HERE IS NIGH MY — MY GMAIL
DATA FROM SATURDAY AND WHEN I SAW
THIS IT DID MAKE ME WONDER WHETHER I SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON
MY EMAIL ALL WEEKEND BUT THAT’S KIND OF THE WINDOW OF THE
DASHBOARD. NOW WHEN YOU’RE ENGAGING IS ONE PART OF
UNDERSTANDING, BUT WHAT YOU ARE ENGAGING WITH IN APPS IS
EQUALLY IMPORTANT. IT’S LIKE WATCHING TV MUCH CATCHING UP ON
YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS AT THE END OF THE A LONG DAY CAN FEEL
PRETTY GOOD, BUT WATCHING AN INFOMERCIAL MIGHT LEAVE YOU
WONDERING WHY YOU DIDN’T DO SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD. MANY
OF THESE DEVELOPERS CALL THIS CONCEPT MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT
AND WE’VE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH MANY OF OUR DEVELOPER
PARTNERS WHO SHARE THE GOAL OF HELPING PEOPLE USE TECHNOLOGY
IN HEALTHY WAYS. SO IN ANDROID P, DEVELOPERS CAN LINK TO MORE
DETAILED BREAKDOWN ON HOW YOU’RE SPENDING TIME IN THEIR
APP FROM THIS NEW DASHBOARD. FOR EXAMPLE, YOUTUBE WILL BE
ADDING A DEEP LINK WHERE YOU CAN SEE TOTAL WATCH TIME ACROSS
MOBILE AND DESKTOP AND ACCESS MANY OF THE HELPFUL TOOLS THAT
SUNDAR SHARED EARLIER. NOW, UNDERSTANDING IS A GOOD
START, BUT ANDROID P ALSO GIVES YOU CONTROLS TO HELP YOU MANAGE
HOW AND WHEN YOU SPEND TIME ON YOUR PHONE.
MAYBE YOU HAVE AN APP THAT YOU LOVE, BUT YOU’RE SPENDING MORE
TIME IN IT THAN YOU REALIZED. ANDROID P LETS YOU SET TIME
LIMITS ON APPS AND WILL NUDGE YOU WHEN YOU’RE CLOSE TO YOUR
LIMIT THAT IT’S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ELSE.
AND FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, THAT APP ICON IS GRAYED OUT TO
REMIND YOU OF YOUR GOAL. PEOPLE HAVE ALSO TOLD US THEY
STRUGGLE TO BE FULLY PRESENT FOR THE DINNER THAT THEY’RE AT
OR THE MEETING THAT THEY’RE ATTENDING BECAUSE THE
NOTIFICATIONS THAT THEY GET ON THEIR DEVICE CAN BE DISTRACTING
AND TOO TEMPTING TO RESIST. AND, COME ON, WE’VE ALL BEEN
THERE. SO WE’RE MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO
DO NOT DISTURB MODE TO SILENCE NOT JUST THE PHONE CALLS AND
TEXTS BUT ALSO THE VISUAL INTERRUPTIONS THAT POP UP ON
YOUR SCREEN. TO MAKE DO NOT DISTURB EVEN EASIER TO USE,
WE’VE CREATED A NEW GESTURE THAT WE’VE AFFECTIONATELY CODE
NAMED SHUSH. IF YOU TURN YOUR PHONE OVER ON
THE TABLE, IT AUTOMATICALLY ENTERS DO NOT DISTURB SO YOU
CAN FOCUS ON BEING PRESENT. NO PINGS, VIBRATIONS, OR OTHER
DISTRACTIONS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
OF COURSE, IN AN EMERGENCY, WE ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE
STILL REACHABLE BY THE KEY PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES, LIKE YOUR
PARTNER OR YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL. ANDROID P WILL HELP YOU SET UP
A LIST OF CONTACTS THAT CAN ALWAYS GET THROUGH TO YOU WITH
A PHONE CALL, EVEN IF DO NOT DISTURB IS TURNED ON.
FINALLY, WE HEARD FROM PEOPLE THAT THEY OFTEN CHECK THEIR
PHONE RIGHT BEFORE GOING TO BED, AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, AN
HOUR OR TWO HAS SLIPPED BY. AND HONESTLY THIS HAPPENS TO ME
AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP IS
CRITICAL, AND TECHNOLOGY SHOULD HELP YOU WITH THIS, NOT PREVENT
IT FROM HAPPENING. SO WE CREATED WIND DOWN MODE. YOU
CAN TELL THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT WHAT TIME YOU AIM TO GO TO BED,
AND WHEN THAT TIME ARRIVES, IT WILL SWITCH ON DO NOT DISTURB
AND FADE THE SCREEN TO GRAY SCALE, WHICH IS FAR LESS
STIMULATING FOR THE BRAIN AND CAN HELP YOU SET THE PHONE
DOWN. IT’S SUCH A SIMPLE IDEA, BUT
I’VE FOUND IT’S AMAZING HOW QUICKLY I PUT MY PHONE AWAY
WHEN ALL MY APPS GO BACK TO THE DAYS BEFORE COLOR TV.
[ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ]
DON’T WORRY, ALL THE COLORS RETURN IN THE MORNING WHEN YOU
WAKE UP. OKAY. THAT WAS A QUICK TOUR OF
SOME OF THE DIGITAL WELL-BEING FEATURES WE’RE BRING TO ANDROID
P THIS FALL STARTING WITH GOOGLE PIXEL.
DIGITAL WELL-BEING IS GOING TO BE A LONG-TERM THEME FOR US SO
LOOK FOR MUCH MORE TO COME IN THE FUTURE.
BEYOND THE THREE THEMES OF INTELLIGENCE, SPLIFT, SIMPLICITY
AND DIGITAL WELL-BEING THAT DAVE AND I TALKED ABOUT THERE
ARE LITERALLY US HUNDREDS OF ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS COMING
IN ANDROID P. I’M HE IS SPECIAL LIL EXCITED BUT THE
SECURITY ADVANCEMENTS WE’VE ADDED TO THE PLATFORM AND YOU
CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM AT THE ANDROID SECURITY SESSION ON
THURSDAY. BUT YOUR BIG QUESTION IS, THAT’S ALL GREAT,
HOW DO I TRY SOME OF THIS STUFF?
WELL, TODAY WE’RE ANNOUNCING ANDROID P BETA!
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND WITH EFFORTS IN ANDROID
OREO TO MAKE OS UPGRADES EASIER, ANDROID P BETA IS
AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE PIXEL AND SEVEN MORE MANUFACTURER
FLAGSHIP DEVICES TODAY! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
YOU CAN HEAD OVER TO THIS LINK TO FIND OUT HOW TO RECEIVE
THE BETA ON YOUR DEVICE, AND PLEASE
DO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. OKAY. THAT’S A WRAP ON WHAT’S
NEW IN ANDROID, AND NOW I’D LIKE TO INTRODUCE JEN TO TALK
ABOUT MAPS. THANK YOU. [ VIDEO ] >>> THERE’S A CHANGE IN NIGERIA
AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY BE PART OF IT.
>>> BEING ABLE TO BE ARMED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHERE YOU’RE
GOING, YOU’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THERE LIKE ANYBODY ELSE
CAN. >>> TWO CONSECUTIVE EARTHQUAKES
HIT MEXICO CITY AND GOOGLE MAPS HELPS RESPOND TO COUNTRY CEASE
LIKE THIS. >>> THE TWO CON TECH FIVE
HURRICANES HELPED HOUSTON. THANK GOD FOR GOOGLE.
>>> IT HELPS KEEP GOING DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO.
[ VIDEO CONCLUDES ] [ APPLAUSE ] >>Jen Fitzpatrick: BUILDING
TECHNOLOGY TO HELP PEOPLE IN THE REAL WORLD EVERY DAY HAS
BEEN CORE TO WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE FOCUSED ON AT GOOGLE
FROM THE VERY START. RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN AI AND COMPUTER
VISION HAVE HELPED TO DEMOCRAT MAKE AT THISLY IMPROVE
LONGSTANDING PRODUCTS LIKE GOOGLE MAPS AND HAVE ALSO MADE
POSSIBLE BRAND-NEW PRODUCTS LIKE GOOGLE LENS. LET’S START
WITH GOOGLE MAPS. MAPS WAS BUILT TO ASSIST EVERYONE
WHEREVER THEY ARE IN THE WORLD. WE’VE MAPPED OVER 220 COUNTRIES
AND TERRITORIES AND PUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF
BUSINESSES AND PLACES ON THE MAP.
AND IN DOING SO, WE’VE GNIEN MORE THAN A BILLION PEOPLE THE
ABILITY TO TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH THE CONFIDENCE THAT THEY
WON’T GET LOST ALONG THE WAY. BUT WE’RE FAR FROM DONE. WE
HAVE BEEN MAKING MAPS SMARTER AND MORE DETAILED AS
ADVANCEMENTS IN AI HAVE ACCELERATED. WE’RE NOW ABLE TO
AUTOMATICALLY ADD NEW ADDRESSES, BUSINESSES AND
BUILDINGS THAT WE EXTRACT FROM STREET VIEW AND SATELLITE
IMAGERY DIRECTLY TO THE MAP. THIS IS CRITICAL IN RURAL
AREAS, IN PLACES WHERE FORMAL ADDRESSES AND IN FAST-CHANGING
CITIES LIKE LAGOS HERE WHERE WE HAVE LITERALLY CHANGED THE FACE
OF THE MAP IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.
(CHEERS) HELLO, NIGERIA!
[ APPLAUSE ] WE CAN ALSO TELL YOU IF THE
BUSINESS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS OPEN, HOW BUSY IT IS, WHAT THE
WAIT TIME IS, AND EVEN HOW LONG PEOPLE USUALLY SPEND THERE.
WE CAN TELL YOU BEFORE YOU LEAVE WHETHER PARKING IS GOING
TO BE EASY OR DIFFICULT AND WE
CAN HELP YOU FIND IT. AND WE CAN NOW GIVE YOU DIFFERENT
ROUTES BASED ON YOUR MODE OF TRANSPORTATION. WHETHER YOU
ARE RIDING A MOTORBIKE OR DRIVING A CAR. AND BY
UNDERSTANDING HOW DIFFERENT TYPES OF VEHICLES MOVE AND AT
DIFFERENT SPEEDS, WE CAN MAKE MORE ACCURATE TRAFFIC
PREDICTIONS FOR EVERYONE. BUT WE’VE ONLY SCRATCHED THE
SURFACE OF WHAT MAPS CAN DO. WE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED MAPS TO
HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE AND TO HELP YOU GET FROM
HERE TO THERE. BUT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, WE’VE SEEN OUR
USERS DEMAND MORE AND MORE OF MAPS. THEY’RE BRINGING US
HARDER AND MORE COMPLEX QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WORLD
AROUND THEM AND THEY’RE TRYING TO GET MORE
DONE. TODAY OUR USERS AREN’T JUST ASKING FOR
THE FASTEST ROUTE TO A PLACE, THEY ALSO WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S
HAPPENING AROUND THEM, WHAT THE NEW PLACES TO TRY ARE AND WHAT
LOCALS LOVE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.
THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH AMAZING EXPERIENCES, LIKE
CHEERING FOR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM AT A SPORTS BAR OR A NIGHT OUT
WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY AT A COZY NEIGHBORHOOD BISTRO.
WE WANT TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE MORE
OF WHAT THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER. WE’VE BEEN WORKING HARD AT AN
UPDATED VERSION OF GOOGLE MAPS THAT KEEPS YOU IN THE KNOW ON
WHAT’S NEW AND TRENDING IN THE AREAS YOU CARE ABOUT AND HELPS
YOU FIND THE BEST PLACE FOR YOU BASED ON YOUR CONTEXT AND
INTERESTS. LET ME GIVE YOU A FEW EXAMPLES
OF WHAT THIS IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE WITH SOME HELP FROM
SOPHIA. FIRST, WE’RE ADDING A NEW TAB
TO MAPS CALLED FOR YOU. IT’S DESIGNED TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU
NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOODS YOU CARE ABOUT,
NEW PLACES THAT ARE OPENING, WHAT’S TRENDING NOW, AND
PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS. HERE I’M BEING TOLD ABOUT A
CAFE THAT JUST OPENED IN MY AREA. IF WE SCROLL DOWN, I SEE
A LIST OF THE RESTAURANTS THAT ARE TRENDING THIS WEEK. THIS
IS SUPER USEFUL BECAUSE WITH ZERO WORK, MAPS IS GIVING ME
IDEAS TO KICK ME OUT OF MY RUT AND INSPIRE ME TO TRY SOMETHING
NEW. BUT HOW DO I KNOW IF A PLACE IS
REALLY RIGHT FOR ME? HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF
LOOKING AT LOTS OF PLACES ALL WITH FOUR-STAR RATINGS? AND
YOU ARE PRETTY SURE THAT THERE’S SOME YOU ARE GOING TO
LIKE A LOT AND OTHERS THAT MAYBE AREN’T QUITE SO GREAT BUT
YOU ARE NOT SURE HOW TO TELL WHICH ONES. WE’VE CREATED A
SCORE CALLED YOUR MATCH TO HELP YOU FIND MORE PLACES THAT
YOU’LL LOVE. YOUR MATCH USES MACHINE LEARNING TO COMBINE
WHAT GOOGLE KNOWS ABOUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PLACES
WITH THE INFORMATION THAT I’VE ADDED, RESTAURANTS I’VE RATED,
CUISINES I’VE LIKED AND PLACES I’VE BEEN TO.
,IF YOU CLICK INTO THE MATCH NUMBER, YOU WILL SEE REASONS
EXPLAINING WHY IT’S RECOMMENDED JUST FOR YOU. IT’S YOUR
PERSONAL SCORE FOR PLACES, AND OUR EARLY TESTERS ARE TELLING
US THAT THEY LOVE IT. SO NOW YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY PICK
THE PLACES THAT ARE BEST FOR YOU, WHETHER YOU ARE PLANNING
AHEAD OR ARE ON THE GO AND NEED TO MAKE A QUICK DECISION RIGHT
NOW. THANKS SO MUCH, SOPHIA. [ APPLAUSE ]
THE FOR YOU TAB AND THE YOUR MATCH SCORE ARE GREAT EXAMPLES
OF HOW WE CAN HELP YOU STAY IN CONFIDENCE. NOW, ANOTHER PAIN
POINT WE OFTEN HEAR FROM OUR USERS IS THAT PLANNING WITH
OTHERS CAN BE A REAL CHALLENGE, SO WE WANTED TO MAKE IT EASIER
TO PICK A PLACE TOGETHER. HERE’S HOW.
LONG PRESS ON ANY PLACE TO ADD IT TO A SHORT LIST. NOW, I’M
ALWAYS UP FOR RAMEN BUT I KNOW MY FRIENDS HAVE LOTS OF
OPINIONS OF THEIR OWN SO I CAN ADD SOME MORE OPTIONS TO GIVE
THEM MORE CHOICES. WHEN YOU COLLECTED ENOUGH PLACES THAT
YOU LIKE, SHARE THE LIST WITH YOUR FRIENDS TO GET THEIR
INPUT, TOO. YOU CAN EASILY SHARE WITH JUST A COUPLE OF
TAPS ON ANY PLATFORM THAT YOU PREFER.
THEN MY FRIENDS CAN ADD MORE PLACES THAT THEY WANT TO OR
JUST VOTE WITH ONE SIMPLE CLICK SO WE CAN QUICKLY CHOOSE A
GROUP FAVORITE. SO NOW INSTEAD OF COPYING AND PASTING A BUNCH
OF LINKS AND SENDING TEXTS BITBAR, DECISIONS CAN BE QUICK,
EASY AND FUN. THIS IS JUST A GLIMPSE OF SOME OF WHAT’S
COMING TO MAPS ON BOTH ANDROID AND iOS LATER THIS SUMMER.
AND WE SEE THIS AS JUST THE BEGINNING OF WHAT MAPS CAN DO
TO HELP YOU MAKE BETTER DECISIONS ON THE GO AND TO
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD IN NEW WAYS FROM YOUR LOCAL
NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE FAR-FLUNG CORNERS OF THE WORLD.
THIS DISCOVERY EXPERIENCE WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT
SMALL BUSINESSES BECAUSE WHEN WE HELP PEOPLE DISCOVER NEW
PLACES, WE’RE ALSO HELPING LOCAL BUSINESSES BE DISCOVERED
BY NEW CUSTOMERS. THESE ARE BUSINESSES LIKE THE BAKERY IN
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR THE BARBERSHOP AROUND THE CORNER.
THESE BUSINESSES ARE THE FABRIC OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND WE’RE
DEEPLY COMMITTED TO HELPING THEM SUCCEED WITH GOOGLE.
EVERY MONTH WE CONNECT USERS TO BUSINESSES NEARBY MORE THAN
9 BILLION TIMES, INCLUDING OVER 1 BILLION PHONE CALLS AND
3 BILLION DIRECTION REQUESTS TO THEIR STORES.
IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS WE HAVE BEEN ADDING EVEN MORE TOOLS FOR
LOCAL BUSINESSES TO COMMUNICATE AND ENGAGE WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS
IN MEANINGFUL WAYS. YOU CAN NOW SEE DAILY POSTS ON EVENTS
OR OFFERS FROM MANY OF YOUR FAVORITE BUSINESSES. AND SOON
YOU’LL BE ABLE TO GET UPDATES FROM THEM IN A NEW FOR YOU
STREAM, TOO. AND WHEN YOU ARE READY, YOU CAN EASILY BOOK AN
APPOINTMENT OR PLACE AN ORDER WITH JUST ONE CLICK.
WE’RE ALWAYS INSPIRED TO SEE HOW TECHNOLOGY BRINGS
OPPORTUNITIES TO EVERYONE. THE REASON WE’VE INVESTED OVER THE
LAST 13 YEARS IN MAPPING EVERY ROAD, EVERY BUILDING, AND EVERY
BUSINESS IS BECAUSE IT MATTERS. WHEN WE MAP THE WORLD,
COMMUNITIES COME ALIVE AND OPPORTUNITIES ARISE IN PLACES
WE NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT POSSIBLE.
AND AS COMPUTING EVOLVES, WE’RE GOING TO KEEP CHALLENGING
OURSELVES TO THINK ABOUT NEW WAYS THAT WE CAN HELP YOU GET
THINGS DONE IN THE REAL WORLD. I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE APARNA
ON STAGE TO SHARE HOW WE’RE DOING THIS BOTH IN GOOGLE MAPS
AND BEYOND. [ APPLAUSE ] >>Aparna Chennapragada: THE
CAMERAS IN OUR SMARTPHONES, THEY CONNECT US TO THE WORLD
AROUND US IN A VERY IMMEDIATE WAY. THEY HELP US SAVE A
MOMENT, CAPTURE MEMORIES AND COMMUNICATE.
BUT WITH ADVANCES IN AI AND COMPUTER VISION THAT YOU HEARD
SUNDAR TALK ABOUT, WE SAID WHAT IF THE CAMERAS CAN DO MORE?
WHAT IF THE CAMERAS CAN HELP US ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE WHERE AM
I GOING OR WHAT’S THAT IN FRONT OF ME SMALLER SMALLER.
YOU EXIT THE SUBWAY, YOU’RE ALREADY RUNNING LATE FOR AN
APPOINTMENT OR A TECH COMPANY APPOINTMENT THAT HAPPENS, AND
YOUR PHONE TELLS YOU HEAD SOUTH ON MARKET STREET. ONE PROBLEM,
YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHICH WAY IS SOUTH. SO YOU LOOK DOWN AT
YOUR PHONE, YOU LOOK DOWN AT THE BLUE DOT ON THE MAP AND YOU
START TO WALK AND SEE IF IT’S MOVING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.
IF IT’S NOT, THEN YOU’RE TURNING AROUND. WE’VE ALL BEEN
THERE. SO WE ASKED OURSELVES WHAT IF
THE CAMERA CAN HELP US HERE? OUR TEAMS WILL BE — HAVE BEEN
WORKING REALLY HARD TO COMBINE COMPUTER
VISION WITH STREET VIEW TO REIMAGINE WALKING NAVIGATION.
SO HERE’S HOW IT COULD LOOK LIKE IN GOOGLE MAPS. LET’S
TAKE A LOOK. YOU OPEN THE CAMERA.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] YOU INSTANTLY — YOU INSTANTLY
KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. NO FUTZING WITH THE PHONE. ALL THE
INFORMATION ON THE MAP, THE STREET NAMES, THE DIRECTIONS,
RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU. NOTICE THAT YOU ALSO SEE THE
MAP SO THAT WAY YOU STAY ORIENTED. YOU CAN START TO SEE
NEARBY PLACES SO YOU SEE WHAT’S AROUND YOU.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND JUST FOR FUN, OUR TEAM HAS
BEEN PLAYING WITH AN IDEA OF ADDING A HELPFUL GUIDE, LIKE
THAT THERE. [ LAUGHTER ]
SO SHE CAN SHOW YOU THE WAY. OH, THERE SHE GOES. PRETTY
COOL. NOW, ENABLING THESE KINDS OF
EXPERIENCES, THOUGH, GPS ALONE DOESN’T CUT IT. SO THAT’S WHY
WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON WHAT WE CALL VPS, VISUAL POSITIONING
SYSTEM, THAT CAN ESTIMATE PRECISE POSITIONING AND
ORIENTATION. ONE WAY TO THINK ABOUT THE KEY INSIGHT HERE IS
JUST LIKE YOU AND I, WHEN WE’RE IN AN UNFAMILIAR PLACE, YOU’RE
LOOKING FOR VISUAL LANDMARKS. YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE
STOREFRONT, THE BUILDING FACADES, ET CETERA. AND IT’S
THE SAME IDEA. VPS USES THE VISUAL FEATURES IN THE
ENVIRONMENT TO DO THE SAME, SO THAT WAY WE HELP YOU FIGURE OUT
EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE AND GET YOU EXACTLY WHERE YOU NEED TO
GO. PRETTY COOL. SO THAT’S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE
ARE USING THE CAMERA TO HELP YOU IN MAPS. BUT WE THINK THE
CAMERA CAN ALSO HELP YOU DO MORE WITH WHAT YOU SEE. THAT’S
WHY WE STARTED WORKING ON GOOGLE LENS.
NOW, PEOPLE ARE ALREADY USING IT FOR ALL SORTS OF ANSWERS,
AND ESPECIALLY WHEN THE QUESTIONS ARE CAN I DIFFICULT TO
DESCRIBE IN WORDS. ANSWERS LIKE, OH, THAT CUTE DOG IN THE
PARK, THAT’S A LABRADOODLE. OR THIS BUILDING IN CHICAGO IS THE
WRIGLEY BUILDING, AND IT’S 425 FEET TALL.
OR AS MY NINE-YEAR-OLD SAYS THESE DAYS, THAT’S MORE THAN 60
KEVIN DURANTS. [ LAUGHTER ]
NOW, TODAY LENS IS A CAPABILITY IN GOOGLE PRODUCTS LIKE PHOTOS
AND THE ASSISTANT, BUT WE’RE VERY EXCITED THAT STARTING NEXT
WEEK, LENS WILL BE INTEGRATED RIGHT INSIDE THE CAMERA APP ON
THE PIXEL, THE NEW LG G7, AND A LOT MORE DEVICES.
THIS WAY IT MAKES IT SUPER EASY FOR YOU TO USE LENS ON THINGS
RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU ALREADY IN THE CAMERA. VERY EXCITED TO
SEE THIS. NOW, LIKE VOICE, VISION IS A
FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN COMPUTING FOR US, AND IT’S A MULTI-YEAR
JOURNEY, BUT WE’RE ALREADY MAKING A LOT OF PROGRESS, SO
TODAY I THOUGHT I’D SHOW YOU THREE NEW FEATURES IN GOOGLE
LENS THAT CAN GIVE YOU MORE ANSWERS TO MORE TYPES OF
QUESTIONS MORE QUICKLY. SHALL WE TAKE A LOOK? ALL RIGHT.
OKAY. FIRST, LENS CAN NOW RECOGNIZE
AND UNDERSTAND WORDS. WORDS ARE EVERYWHERE. IF YOU THINK
ABOUT IT, TRAFFIC SIGNS, POSTERS, RESTAURANT MENUS,
BUSINESS CARDS. BUT NOW WITH SMART TEXT SELECTION, YOU CAN
NOW CONNECT THE WORDS YOU SEE WITH THE ANSWERS AND ACTIONS
YOU NEED SO YOU CAN DO THINGS LIKE COPY AND PASTE FROM THE
REAL WORLD DIRECTLY INTO YOUR PHONE, JUST LIKE THAT.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] OR LET’S SAY YOU’RE LOOKING AT
— OR YOU CAN TURN A PAGE OF WORDS INTO A PAGE OF ANSWERS.
SO FOR EXAMPLE YOU’RE LOOKING AT A RESTAURANT MENU. YOU CAN
QUICKLY TAP AROUND, FIGURE OUT EVERY DISH, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE,
WHAT ARE ALL THE INGREDIENTS, ET CETERA. BY THE WAY, AS A
VEGETARIAN, GOOD TO KNOW, RATATOUILLE IS JUST ZUCCHINI
AND TOMATOES. REALLY COOL. NOW, IN THESE
EXAMPLES, LENS IS NOT JUST UNDERSTANDING THE SHAPE OF
CHARACTERS AND THE LETTERS VISUALLY. IT’S ALSO ACTUALLY
TRYING TO GET AT THE MEANING AND THE CONTEXT BEHIND THESE
WORDS. AND THAT’S WHERE ALL THE LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING THAT
YOU HEARD SCOTT TALK ABOUT REALLY COMES IN HANDY.
OKAY. THE NEXT FEATURE I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS CALLED STYLE
MATCH, AND THE IDEA IS THIS. SOMETIMES YOUR QUESTION IS NOT
ERKS OH, WHAT IS THAT EXACT THING. INSTEAD, THE QUESTION
IS WHAT ARE OTHER THINGS LIKE IT. YOU’RE AT YOUR FRIEND’S
PLACE, YOU CHECK OUT THIS TRENDY-LOOKING LAMP AND YOU
WANT TO KNOW THINGS THAT MATCH THAT STYLE, AND NOW LENS CAN
HELP YOU. OR IF YOU SEE AN OUTFIT THAT
CATCHES YOUR EYE, YOU CAN SIMPLY OPEN THE CAMERA, TAP ON
ANY ITEM, AND FIND OUT OF COURSE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
LIKE REVIEWS, ET CETERA, OF ANY SPECIFIC ITEM, BUT YOU CAN ALSO
SEE ALL THE THINGS AND BROWSE AROUND THAT MATCH THAT STYLE.
[ APPLAUSE ] NOW, THERE’S TWO PARTS TO IT,
OF COURSE. LENS HAS TO SEARCH THROUGH MILLIONS AND MILLIONS
OF ITEMS, BUT WE KIND OF KNOW HOW TO DO THAT. SEARCH. BUT
THE OTHER PART ACTUALLY COMPLICATES THINGS, WHICH IS
THEY CAN BE DIFFERENT TEXTURES, SHAPES, SIZES, ANGLES, LIGHTING
CONDITIONS, ET CETERA. SO IT’S A TOUGH TECHNICAL PROBLEM, BUT
WE’RE MAKING A LOT OF PROGRESS HERE AND REALLY EXCITED ABOUT
IT. SO THE LAST THING I WANT TO
TELL YOU ABOUT TODAY IS HOW WE’RE MAKING LENS WORK IN REAL
TIME. SO AS YOU SAW IN THE STYLE MATCH EXAMPLE, YOU START
TO SEE YOU OPEN THE CAMERA, AND YOU START TO SEE LENS SURFACE
PROACTIVELY ALL THE INFORMATION, INSTANTLY, AND IT
EVEN ANCHORS THAT INFORMATION TO THE THINGS THAT YOU SEE.
NOW THIS KIND OF THING WHERE IT’S SIFTING THROUGH BILLIONS
OF WORDS, PHRASES, PLACES, THINGS JUST IN REAL TIME TO
GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED, NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT MACHINE
LEARNING. SO WE’RE USING BOTH ON-DEVICE INTELLIGENCE BUT ALSO
TAPPING INTO THE POWER OF CLOUD TPUs, WHICH WE ANNOUNCED LAST
YEAR AT I/O, TO GET THIS DONE. REALLY EXCITED. AND THEN OVER
TIME WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS ACTUALLY OVERLAY THE LIVE
RESULTS DIRECTLY ON TOP OF THINGS LIKE STORE FRONTS,
STREET SIGNS, OR A CONCERT POST SIMPLY POINT YOUR PHONE AT A
MUSIC POSTER OF CHARLIE PUTT AND IT RESPONDS JUST LIKE THAT.
THIS IS PUTTING THE ANSWERS RIGHT WHERE THE QUESTIONS ARE
AND IT’S VERY EXCITING. SO SMART TEXT SELECTION, STYLE
MATCH, REAL-TIME RESULTS ALL COMING TO LENS IN THE NEXT FEW
WEEKS. PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT. [ APPLAUSE ]
. SO THOSE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF
HOW GOOGLE IS APPLYING AI IN CAMERA TO GET THINGS DONE IN
THE WORLD AROUND YOU. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO APPLYING AI,
MAPPING, AND COMPUTER VISION TO SOLVING PROBLEMS IN THE REAL
WORLD, WELL, IT DOESN’T GET MORE REAL THAN SELF-DRIVING
CARS. SO TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING
THE CEO OF WAYMO, JOHN KRAFCIK. THANK YOU!
[ APPLAUSE ] [ MUSIC ]
>>John Krafcik: HELLO, EVERYONE. WE’RE SO DELIGHTED
TO JOIN OUR FRIENDS AT GOOGLE ON STAGE HERE TODAY. AND WHILE
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME AT SHORELINE, IT ACTUALLY ISN’T
THE FIRST TIME FOR OUR SELF-DRIVING CARS. YOU SEE,
BACK IN 2009 IN THE PARKING LOT JUST OUTSIDE THIS THEATER, SOME
OF THE VERY FIRST TESTS OF SELF-DRIVING TECHNOLOGY TOOK
PLACE. IT WAS RIGHT HERE WHERE A GROUP OF GOOGLE ENGINEERS,
ROBOTICISTS AND RESEARCHERS SET OUT ON A CRAZY MISSION TO PROVE
THAT CARS COULD ACTUALLY DRIVE THEMSELVES.
NOW, BACK THEN MOST PEOPLE THOUGHT SELF-DRIVING CARS WERE
NOTHING MORE THAN SCIENCE FICTION, BUT THIS DEDICATED
TEAM OF TREEM — DREAMERS BELIEVED THAT SELF-DRIVING
VEHICLES COULD MAKE TRANSPORTATION SAFER, EASIER
AND MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE. AND SO THE GOOGLE
SELF-DRIVING CAR PROJECT WAS BORN.
FAST FORWARD TO 2018 AND THE GOOGLE SELF-DRIVING CAR PROJECT
IS NOW ITS OWN INDEPENDENT ALPHABET COMPANY CALLED WAYMO.
AND WE’VE MOVED WELL BEYOND TINKERING AND RESEARCH.
TODAY WAYMO IS THE ONLY COMPANY IN THE WORLD WITH A FLEET OF
FULLY SELF-DRIVING CARS WITH NO ONE IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT ON
PUBLIC ROADS. NOW, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN
PHOENIX, ARIZONA HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO EXPERIENCE SOME OF
THESE FULLY SELF-DRIVING RIDES, TOO. LET’S HAVE A LOOK.
[ VIDEO ] >>> OKAY. DAY ONE OF
SELF-DRIVING. ARE YOU READY? GO.
>>> OH, THIS IS WEIRD.
[ LAUGHTER ] >>> OH, THE FUTURE.
>>> YEAH, SHE LOOKED LIKE, “IS THERE NO ONE DRIVING THAT CAR?”
[ LAUGHTER ] >>> I KNEW IT! I WAS WAITING
FOR IT! [ MUSIC ] >>> YOU’D CERTAINLY NEVER KNOW
THAT THERE WASN’T SOMEONE DRIVING THIS CAR.
>>> YO, CAR. >>> THANK YOU, CAR.
>>> THANK YOU, CAR. [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]
[ APPLAUSE ] >>John Krafcik: IT’S PRETTY
COOL. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE PART OF
WHAT WE CALL THE WAYMO EARLY RIDER PROGRAM WHERE MEMBERS OF
THE PUBLIC USE OUR SELF-DRIVING CARS IN THEIR DAILY LIVES.
OVER THE LAST YEAR, I’VE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO SOME OF THESE
EARLY RIDERS AND THEIR STORIES ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY INSPIRING.
ONE OF OUR EARLY RIDERS, NEHA, WITNESSED A TRAGIC ACCIDENT
WHEN SHE WAS JUST A YOUNG TEEN WHICH SCARED HER INTO NEVER
GETTING HER DRIVER’S LICENSE. BUT NOW SHE TAKES A WAYMO TO
WORK EVERY DAY. AND THERE’S JIM AND BARBARA WHO
NO LONGER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING THEIR ABILITY TO GET
AROUND AS THEY GROW OLDER. THEN THERE’S THE JACKSON
FAMILY. WAYMO HELPS THEM ALL NAVIGATE THEIR JAM-PACKED
SCHEDULES, TAKING KYLA AND JOSEPH TO AND FROM SCHOOL,
PRACTICES, AND MEET-UPS WITH FRIENDS.
SO IT’S NOT ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT
BUILDING SELF-DRIVING TECHNOLOGY, THESE ARE THE
PEOPLE WE’RE BUILDING IT FOR. IN 2018, SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE
ALREADY TRANSFORRINGFOR — TRANSFORMING THE WAY THEY LIVE
AND MOVE. SO PHOENIX WILL BE THE FIRST STOP FOR WAYMO’S
DRIVERLESS TRANSPORTATION SERVICE, WHICH IS LAUNCHING
LATER THIS YEAR. SOON, EVERYONE WILL BE BE ABLE TO
CALL WAYMO USING OUR APP, AND A FULLY SELF-DRIVING CAR WILL
PULL UP WITH NO ONE IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT TO WHISK THEM
AWAY TO THEIR DESTINATION. AND THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING,
BECAUSE AT WAYMO, WE’RE NOT JUST BUILDING A BETTER CAR.
WE’RE BUILDING A BETTER DRIVER. AND THAT DRIVER CAN BE USED IN
ALL KINDS OF APPLICATIONS: RIDE HAILING, LOGISTICS,
PERSONAL CARS, CONNECTING PEOPLE TO PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION. AND WE SEE OUR TECHNOLOGY AS AN ENABLER FOR
ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES. AND WE INTEND TO
PARTNER WITH LOTS OF DIFFERENT COMPANIES TO MAKE THIS
SELF-DRIVING FUTURE A REALITY FOR EVERYONE.
NOW, WE CAN ENABLE THIS FUTURE BECAUSE OF THE BREAKTHROUGHS
AND INVESTMENTS WE’VE MADE IN AI.
BACK IN THOSE EARLY DAYS, GOOGLE WAS PERHAPS THE ONLY
COMPANY IN THE WORLD INVESTING IN BOTH AI AND SELF-DRIVING
TECHNOLOGY AT THE SAME TIME. SO WHEN GOOGLE STARTED MAKING
MAJOR ADVANCES IN MACHINE LEARNING, WITH SPEECH
RECOGNITION, COMPUTER VISION, IMAGE SEARCH AND MORE, WAYMO
WAS IN A UNIQUE POSITION TO BENEFIT. FOR EXAMPLE, BACK IN
2013, WE WERE LOOKING FOR A BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY TO HELP
US WITH PEDESTRIAN DETECTION. LUCKILY FOR US, GOOGLE WAS
ALREADY DEPLOYING A NEW TECHNIQUE CALLED DEEP LEARNING,
A TYPE OF MACHINE LEARNING THAT ALLOWS YOU TO CREATE NEURAL
NETWORKS WITH MULTIPLE LAYERS TO SOLVE MORE COMPLEX PROBLEMS.
SO OUR SELF-DRIVING ENGINEERS TEAMED UP WITH RESEARCHERS FROM
THE GOOGLE BRAIN TEAM, AND WITHIN A MATTER OF MONTHS WE
REDUCED THE ERROR RATE FOR DETECTING PEDESTRIANS BY
100x. THAT’S RIGHT, NOT 100%, BUT A HUNDRED TIMES.
AND TODAY — [ APPLAUSE ]
THANKS. TODAY AI PLAYS AN EVEN GREATER
ROLE IN OUR SELF-DRIVING SYSTEM, UNLOCKING OUR ABILITY
TO GO TRULY DESCRIEFTION. —
SELF-DRIVING. NOW, TO HE TELL YOU MORE ABOUT
HOW WAYMO MAKES SAFE AND SKILLED DRIVER ON THE ROAD
TODAY, I’D LIKE TO INTRODUCE DMITRI.
[ APPLAUSE ] [ MUSIC ]
>>Dmitri Dolgov: GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE. AT WAYMO, AI TOUCHES
EVERY PART OF OUR SYSTEM, FROM PERCEPTION TO PREDICTION TO
DECISION-MAKING TO MAPPING AND SO MUCH MORE. TO BE A CAPABLE
AND SAFE DRIVER, OUR CARS NEED A DEEP SEMANTIC UNDERSTANDING
OF THE WORLD AROUND THEM. OUR VEHICLES NEED TO UNDERSTAND AND
CLASSIFY OBJECTS, INTERPRET THEIR MOVEMENTS, REASON ABOUT
INTENT, AND PREDICT WHAT THEY WILL DO IN THE FUTURE.
THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW EACH OBJECT INTERACTS WITH
EVERYTHING ELSE. AND FINALLY, OUR CARS NEED TO USE ALL OF
THAT INFORMATION TO ACT IN A SAFE AND PREDICTABLE MANNER.
SO NEEDLESS TO SAY, THERE’S A LOT THAT GOES INTO BUILDING A
SELF-DRIVING CAR. AND TODAY I WANT TO TELL BUT TWO AREAS
WHERE AI HAS MADE A HUGE IMPACT: PERCEPTION AND
PREDICTION. SO FIRST PERCEPTION.
DETECTING AND CLASSIFYING OBJECTS IS A KEY PART OF
DRIVING. PEDESTRIANS IN PARTICULAR POSE A UNIQUE
CHALLENGE BECAUSE THEY COME IN ALL KINDS OF SHAPES, POSTURES
AND SIZES. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, HERE’S A CONSTRUCTION WORKER
PEEKING OUT OF A MANHOLE WITH MOST OF HIS BODY OBSCURED.
HERE’S A PEDESTRIAN — CROSSING A STREET CONCEALED BY A PLANK
OF WOOD. AND HERE WE HAVE PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE DRESSED IN
INFLATABLE DINOSAUR COSTUMES. [ LAUGHTER ]
NOW, WE HAVEN’T TAUGHT OUR CARS ABOUT THE JURASSIC PERIOD, BUT
WE CAN STILL CLASSIFY THEM CORRECTLY. WE CAN DETECT AND
CLASSIFY THESE PEDESTRIANS BECAUSE WE APPLY DEEP NETS TO A
COMBINATION OF SENSOR DATA. NOW, TRADITIONALLY IN COMPUTER
VISION, NEURAL NETWORKS ARE USED JUST ON CAMERA IMAGES AND
VIDEO, BUT OUR CARS HAVE A LOT MORE THAN JUST CAMERAS. WE
ALSO HAVE LASERS TO MEASURE DISTANCE AND SHAPES OF OBJECTS,
AND RADARS TO MEASURE THEIR SPEED. AND BY APPLYING MACHINE
LEARNING TO THIS COMBINATION OF SENSOR DATA, WE CAN ACCURATELY
DETECT PEDESTRIANS IN ALL FORMS IN REAL TIME.
A SECOND AREA WHERE MACHINE LEARNING HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY
POWERFUL FOR WAYMO IS PREDICTING HOW PEOPLE WILL
BEHAVE ON THE ROAD. NOW, SOMETIMES PEOPLE DO EXACTLY
WHAT YOU EXPECT THEM TO, AND SOMETIMES THEY DON’T. TAKE
THIS EXAMPLE OF A CAR RUNNING A RED LIGHT.
[ VIDEO ] UNFORTUNATELY, WE SEE THIS KIND
OF THING MORE THAN WE’D LIKE. BUT LET ME BREAK THIS DOWN FROM
THE CAR’S POINT OF VIEW. OUR CAR IS ABOUT TO PROCEED
STRAIGHT THROUGH AN INTERSECTION. WE HAVE A CLEAR
GREEN LIGHT, AND CROSS TRAFFIC IS STOPPED WITH A RED LIGHT.
BUT JUST AS WE ENTER THE INTERSECTION, ALL THE WAY IN
THE RIGHT CORNER, WE SEE A VEHICLE COMING FAST. OUR
MODELS UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR FOR A VEHICLE
THAT SHOULD BE DECELERATING. WE PREDICT THE CAR WILL RUN THE
RED LIGHT. SO WE PREEMPTIVELY SLOW DOWN, WHICH YOU CAN SEE
HERE WITH THIS RED FENCE, AND THIS GIVES THE RED-LIGHT RUNNER
ROOM TO PASS IN FRONT OF US WHILE IT BARELY AVOIDS HITTING
ANOTHER VEHICLE. AND WE CAN DETECT THIS KIND OF
ANOMALY BECAUSE WE’VE TRAINED OUR ML MODELS USING LOTS OF
EXAMPLES. TODAY OUR FLEET HAS SELF-DRIVEN MORE THAN 6 MILLION
MILES ON PUBLIC ROADS, WHICH MEANS WE’VE SEEN HUNDREDS OF
MILLIONS OF REAL-WORLD INTERACTIONS.
TO PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE, WE DRIVE MORE MILES EACH DAY THAN
THE AVERAGE AMERICAN DRIVES IN A YEAR.
NOW, IT TAKES MORE THAN GOOD ALGORITHMS TO BUILD A
SELF-DRIVING CAR. WE ALSO NEED REALLY POWERFUL INFRASTRUCTURE.
AND AT WAYMO, WE USE THE TENSORFLOW ECOSYSTEM AND
GOOGLE’S DATA CENTERS, INCLUDING TPUs, TO TRAIN OUR
NEURAL NETWORKS. AND WITH TPUs, WE CAN NOW TRAIN OUR
NETS UP TO 15 TIMES MORE EFFICIENTLY.
WE ALSO USE THIS POWERFUL INFRASTRUCTURE TO VALIDATE OUR
ML MODELS IN SIMULATION. AND IN THIS VIRTUAL WORLD, WE’RE
DRIVING THE EQUIVALENT OF 25,000 CARS ALL DAY, EVERY DAY.
ALL TOLD, WE’VE DRIVEN MORE THAN 5 BILLION MILES IN
SIMULATION. AND WITH THIS KIND OF SCALE BOTH IN TRAINING AND
VALIDATION OF OUR MODELS, WE CAN QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY
TEACH OUR CARS NEW SKILLS. AND ONE SKILL WE STARTED TO TACKLE
IS SELF-DRIVING IN DIFFICULT WEATHER SUCH AS SNOW, AS YOU
SEE HERE. AND TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME, I
WANT TO SHOW YOU A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT WHAT
IT’S LIKE FOR OUR CARS TO SELF-DRIVE IN SNOW. THIS IS
WHAT OUR CAR SEES BEFORE WE APPLY ANY FILTERING. NOW,
DRIVING IN A SNOW STORM CAN BE TOUGH BECAUSE SNOW FLAKES CAN
CREATE A LOT OF NOISE FOR OUR SENSORS. BUT WHEN WE APPLY
MACHINE LEARNING TO THIS DATA, THIS IS WHAT OUR CAR SEES. WE
CAN CLEARLY IDENTIFY EACH OF THESE VEHICLES, EVEN THROUGH
ALL OF THE SENSOR NOISE. AND THE QUICKER WE CAN UNLOCK THESE
TYPES OF ADVANCED CAPABILITIES, THE QUICKER WE CAN BRING OUR
SELF-DRIVING CARS TO MORE CITIES AROUND THE WORLD WORLD
AND TO A CITY NEAR YOU. AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE OUR
SELF-DRIVING CARS AVAILABLE TO MORE PEOPLE, MOVING US CLOSER
TO A FUTURE WHERE ROADS ARE SAFER, EASIER AND MORE
ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE. THANKS, EVERYONE.
[ APPLAUSE ] NOW PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING
BACK JEN TO CLOSE OUT THE MORNING SESSION.
[ APPLAUSE ] [ MUSIC ]
>>Jen Fitzpatrick: THANKS, DMITRI. IT’S A GREAT REMINDER
OF HOW AI CAN PLAY A ROLE IN HELPING PEOPLE IN NEW WAYS ALL
THE TIME. I STARTED AT GOOGLE AS AN
ENGINEER — AS AN ENGINEERING INTERN ALMOST 19 YEARS AGO, AND
WHAT STRUCK ME FROM ALMOST THE VERY FIRST DAY I WALKED IN THE
DOOR WAS THE COMMITMENT TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES ON WHAT WAS
POSSIBLE WITH TECHNOLOGY COMBINED WITH A DEEP FOCUS ON
BUILDING PRODUCTS THAT HAD A REAL IMPACT ON PEOPLE’S LIVES.
AND AS THE YEARS HAVE PASSED, I’VE SEEN TIME AND AGAIN HOW
TECHNOLOGY CAN PLAY A REALLY TRANSFORMATIVE ROLE FROM THE
EARLIEST DAYS OF THINGS LIKE SEARCH AND MAPS TO NEW
EXPERIENCES LIKE THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT.
AS I LOOK AT THE GOOGLE OF TODAY, I SEE THOSE SAME EARLY
VALUES ALIVE AND WELL. WE CONTINUE TO WORK HARD TOGETHER
WITH ALL OF YOU TO BUILD PRODUCTS FOR EVERYONE, AND
PRODUCTS THAT MATTER. WE CONSTANTLY ASPIRE TO RAISE THE
BAR FOR OURSELVES EVEN HIGHER AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD
AND TO SOCIETY IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY.
NOW, WE KNOW THAT TO TRULY BUILD FOR EVERYONE WE NEED LOTS
OF PERSPECTIVES IN THE MIX, AND SO THAT’S WHY WE BROUGHTENED
I/O THIS YEAR TO INCLUDE A WIDER RANGE OF VOICES. WE’VE
INVITED ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS O OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS TO
TALK ABOUT THE BROADER ROLE THAT TECHNOLOGY CAN PLAY IN
EVERYTHING FROM PROMOTING DIGITAL WELL-BEING TO
EMPOWERING NGOs TO ACHIEVE THEIR MISSIONS, ALONG WITH OF
COURSE THE HUNDREDS OF TECHNICAL TALKS THAT YOU’VE
COME TO EXPECT FROM US AT I/O AND THAT WE HOPE YOU CAN ENJOY
AND LEARN FROM AS WELL. WELCOME TO I/O 2018. PLEASE
ENJOY, AND I HOPE YOU ALL FIND SOME INSPIRATION IN THE NEXT
FEW DAYS TO KEEP BUILDING GOOD THINGS FOR EVERYONE.
THANK YOU. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
[ MUSIC ]

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