Sundar is talking about the history of the building and how it works with the historic push about to happen in computers
Seeing if I can pick out Andrew and Russell from the audience in SF. Hi, guys!
From PC to the Web to Mobile, computing has evolved and profoundly changed lives
Now we're going from Mobile to AI, with seamless intelligent interaction
Google has been working g toward this shift for a long time, all working towards building Assistant
The goal is to build a personal Google for each user
Now we've got a video explaining how were moving from one Google for everyone to individual Google experiences for everyone
I want a Google for my coffee.
Google Assistant features now, with demos of gas stations and movie times at a glance or a spoken word. It's everywhere, and it's secure
"this is an early vision for Assistant"
Knowledge graph, natural language processing, translation, voice recognition, and image recognition come together to make Assistant
Since Alpha Go got some attention, Google has made significant launches for image capturing up to 93.9% accurate
Image capturing is more detailed, more descriptive, and more accurate
Machine translation has improved as well. Phrase-based translation has been replaced with more Human translations by viewing whole sentences
This allows Google to translate answers to questions in real time and have it be better in every language
Sundar just gave Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, a shout-out!
I'm sure he's watching this livestream with great interest...
Text to speech is next, recording hundreds of thousands of spoken words is being improved by WaveNet. Multiple voices, personalities, and maybe even emotional response in the future
It's important to get Assistant into the hands of users. Allo was step one
Assistant needs to be everywhere. In the home and in the phone is how they're going to start
Rick Osterloh is on stage now to talk about the phone. Pixel time!
Rick is wearing quite the muscle shirt.
"why should we build hardware"
Rick used to be the CEO of Motorola Mobility, and was interim president after Moto was purchased by Lenovo.
This is the right time to be focused on hardware AND software.