October 4th – Google Event
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October 4th – Google Event

PICHAI: Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining us. As we were preparing for this
event, we were all devastated by the news coming out of Las Vegas
as I’m sure all of you were. And that is coming off of a
challenging past few weeks with hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and
Maria and other events around the world. It’s been hard to see the
suffering but I have been moved and inspired by everyday
heroism, people opening up their homes and to first responders
literally risking their lives to save other people. Our hearts and prayers are
with the victims and families impacted
by these terrible events. We are working closely with
many relief agencies in affected areas and we
are committed to doing our part. It is a true privilege
to be at the SFJAZZ Center. It’s a great American
institution for jazz performance and education and it is really
good to see familiar faces in the audience. As always, I want to give
a shout out to people joining us on the livestream
globally from around the world. Since last year and since Google
I/O, we’ve been working hard, continuing our shift
from a mobile first to an AI first world. We are rethinking all of our
core products and working hard to solve user problems
by applying machine learning and AI. Let me give you an example. Recently,
I visited Lagos in Nigeria. It is a city
of twenty-one million people. It is an incredibly dynamic,
vibrant, and ever growing city. Many people are coming
online for the first time. So it’s very exciting unless you
happen to be in the Google Maps team
and you have to map this city. And it is so – it is changing so
fast and normally we map a place by using Street View and doing
a lot of stuff automatically but it’s difficult to do that in
a place like Lagos because the city is changing. You can’t always see the signage
clearly and there are variable address conventions. Things aren’t sequential. So for
example, take that house there. If you squint hard, you
can see the street number there. It is number
three to the left of the gate. That was relatively easy. Onto a harder problem now. That house, that
is what we see from Street View. I think as humans,
it’s probably pretty hard. Maybe one
or two of you can spot it out. But our computer vision systems,
thanks to machine learning, can pick it out, identify
the street number, and start mapping, mapping the house. So we approach
Lagos completely differently. We deployed machine learning
from the ground up and just in five months, the team was able
to map five thousand kilometers of new roads, fifty thousand
new addresses, and a hundred thousand businesses. It’s something which makes a
real difference for millions of users there
as Google Maps is popular. And we think this
approach is broadly applicable. Let’s come closer to home
in parking in San Francisco. I don’t even try it anymore but
for those of you who try it, we again use machine learning. We understand location data. We try to understand patterns. Are cars circling around? And the color shows the density
of parking and we can analyze it throughout the day and predict
parking difficulty and in Google Maps, give you options. A simple example but it’s the
kind of everyday use case for which we are using machine
learning to make a difference. The best example I can think of,
what we have talked before, is Google Translation. I literally remember many years
ago adding translation in Chrome and making it automatic so that
if you land on a page different from your
language, we do that for you. Fast forward to today. With the power of machine
learning and our neural machine translation, we serve over two
billion translations in many, many languages every single day. To me, it shows the power of
staying at a problem, constantly using computer science to
make it better, and seeing users respond to it at scale. This is why we are excited about
the shift from a mobile first to an AI first world. It is not just about applying
machine learning in our products but it’s radically rethinking
how computing should work. At a higher level in an AI
first world, I believe computers should adapt to how people live
their lives rather than people having to adapt to computers. And so we think about
four core attributes as part of this experience. First, people should be able
to interact with computing in a natural and seamless way. Mobile took us a step in this
direction with multi-touch but increasingly, it needs
to be conversational, sensory. We need to be able to use our
voice, gestures, and vision to make the
experience much more seamless. Second,
it is going to be ambient. Computing is going to evolve
beyond the phone, be there in many screens around you when
you need it, working for you. Third, we think it needs
to be thoughtfully contextual. Mobile gave us limited context. You know, with identity,
your location, we were able to improve
the experience significantly. In an AI first world, we
can have a lot more context and apply it thoughtfully. For example, if you’re into
fitness and you land in a new city, we can suggest running
routes, maybe gyms nearby, and healthy eating options. In my case being a vegetarian
and having a weakness for desserts, maybe suggest
the right restaurants for me. Finally and probably the
most important of all, computing needs to learn
and adapt constantly over time. It just
doesn’t work that way today. In mobile, you know, developers
write software and constantly ship updates but you know,
let me give a small example. I use
Google Calendar all the time. On Sundays, I try to get a
weekly view of how my week looks like for once the work week
starts, say on a Monday or a Tuesday, I’m trying to get
a view into what the next few hours looks like. I have to constantly
toggle back and forth. Google Calendar should
automatically understand my context
and show me the right view. It’s a very simple example but
software needs to fundamentally change how it works. It needs to learn and adapt and
that applies to important things like
security and privacy as well. Today, a lot of us deal with
security and privacy by putting the onus back on users. We give them many settings
and toggles to improve those. But in an AI first world,
we can learn and adapt and do it thoughtfully for our users. For example, if it is
a notification for your doctor’s appointment, we need to treat it
sensitively and differently than just telling you when you
need to start driving to work. So we are really excited by
the shift and that is why we are here today. We have been working on software
and hardware together because that is the best way to drive
the shifts in computing forward. But we think we are at a unique
moment in time where we can bring a combination of AI and
software and hardware to bring a different perspective
to solving problems for users. We are very confident about our
approach here because we are at the forefront
of driving the shifts with AI. Three months ago at Google I/O,
our Google AI teams announced a new approach called AutoML. AutoML is just our machines
automatically generating machine learning models. Today, these are handcrafted by
machine learning scientists and literally only a few thousands
of scientists around the world can do this, design the number
of layers, weight and connect the neurons appropriately. It’s very hard to do. We want to democratize this. We want
to bring this to more people. We want to enable hundreds
of thousands of developers to be able to do it. So we have been working on this
technology called AutoML and just in the past month
for a standard task like image classification, understanding
images, our AutoML models are now not only more accurate than
the best human generated models, but they
are more resource efficient. So it is pretty amazing to see. We are
now taking it a step further. Let me talk about another
use case, object detection. When we say object detection,
it’s just a fancy name for computers trying to delineate
and understand images, being able to draw bounding boxes and
distinguish between all of the vehicles there, scooters,
mopeds, motorcycles, and even pick out the bike in front. It has
a lot of practical use cases. The Street View example
for Lagos works based on object detection. Google Lens, which you will
hear about later, as well as our photography
in Pixel, uses object detection. This is really hard to do. The best human generated models
we have only have a 39% accuracy but our AutoML models as
of the past couple of weeks have reached around 43%
accuracy and they are constantly getting better. So the rate at which we
are seeing progress with AI is amazing which is why we are
really excited about combining it with our software and
hardware to bring it together for our users. Let me
give you a concrete example. I was recently very inspired by
this tweet from a journalist who was attending
the Little League World Series. As you can see, there are two
Little Leaguers here, one from Dominican Republic and the other
from South Dakota, and they are talking to each
other using Google Translate. It’s a great example but I
looked at it and I feel like we could do a whole lot better. Computing needs to evolve where
this happens in a more natural, seamless,
and a conversational way. Later today you will get an
early glimpse of how we can push this experience further by
thinking about AI, software, and hardware together. I couldn’t be more excited by
the direction our hardware team is taking
in approaching their work here. So to give you a lot more
insight let me welcome Rick onto the stage. Thank you.>>RICK OSTERLOH: Hi everyone. I want to welcome everyone here
today, Google fans, the media. In the front row we have some of
our top sales reps from Verizon and other partners. It’s great to have you all here. Yes.
Welcome. Welcome. We’ve got a lot to
show you today, including a few surprises. So I thought I would quickly set
the scene and explain what we’ve been working toward and just
how it ties into the vision that Sundar outlined. A year ago, we stood
on a slightly smaller stage and introduced the world to
Google Pixel, Home, and Wi-Fi, Chromecast
Ultra, and Daydream View. This was the first generation
of hardware made by Google. So much has happened since
then and we have made tremendous progress in our first year. For starters, our
team is getting a lot bigger. We’re bringing on two thousand
very talented engineers for HTC along with some important IP. It’s an amazing team that
has created a series of industry first innovations and by working
more closely together, we’ll be able to better integrate
Google hardware and software. And our products have built up
a lot of momentum going into our second year. Let’s take a look.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google.>>TY BURRELL: Okay Google. Play the Soundtrack
to Spaghetti for Pepe.>>SPEAKER: Google set to hold a
product event in San Francisco. There are
a ton of new announcements.>>SPEAKER: Google
is showing off new hardware.>>SPEAKER: Speaking German>>SPEAKER: It’s called Google
Home, the new way to make your home a little bit smarter.>>JIMMY KIMMEL: Google debuted
a new virtual reality headset.>>SPEAKER:
Get the Daydream View.>>SPEAKER:
I actually feel like I’m there.>>SPEAKER: It’s sick as
hell; I can tell you that much. The Google Pixel.>>SPEAKER:
Pixel is my new favorite camera.>>SPEAKER:
Okay Google. Take a selfie.>>SPEAKER: Oh, that camera. The pictures that come out
of this thing are incredible.>>SPEAKER:
Google’s new Chromecast Ultra.>>SPEAKER:
Four stars and editor’s choice.>>TY BURRELL: Okay Google. Show me
a video of a kangaroo. What?>>SPEAKER:
The camera is phenomenal.>>SPEAKER:
The best ever in a smart phone.>>SPEAKER: Beautiful.>>SPEAKER: Tops in my book. There, I said it.>>SPEAKER: My mom now can save
every picture, unlimited space.>>SPEAKER: Mama got a new toy.>>SPEAKER:
It can recognize each voice.>>SPEAKER:
Enter Google Assistant.>>SPEAKER: She’s so smart.>>SPEAKER: She’s just amazing.>>SPEAKER: Let me see what
else my Google Assistant can do.>>SPEAKER:
Hey Google. Call Carrie.>>SPEAKER: Speaking French>>SPEAKER: What is a dog?>>JIMMY
KIMMEL: That’s your question? What is a dog?>>CONAN O’BRIEN: I don’t want
to blow your mind with my high tech talk.>>SPEAKER:
It is amazing what it can do.>>SPEAKER:
I think we’ve got a winner.>>SPEAKER: It’s top notch.>>SPEAKER: Yes, Google.>>SPEAKER: That is amazing.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google. What’s next?>>RICK OSTERLOH: We’re still in
the early days of our hardware line
but we’re off to a great start. We’re thrilled to announce that
there are now fifty-five million Chromecast
devices around the world. Google Wi-Fi is the number one
selling mesh router since its launch in the US and Canada. And in the last twelve months
alone, the Assistant has gotten a lot smarter thanks to Google. We’ve added more than
one hundred million new, unique featured snippets from the web,
video results from YouTube, and new local places
in Google Maps and a lot more. And Pixel had a great year. I just wish we had a few more
of them to go around but user satisfaction among Pixel owners
is among the highest of any Google product ever. Industry analysts and the media
gave Pixel rave reviews too. Our performance scores led the
industry and Pixel had the best and top rated smartphone camera. We’re really proud of how
well the Pixel did for our first generation smartphone
in such a competitive space. You all know this better than
anyone, but the playing field for hardware components
is leveling off and I don’t envy those of you who have
to write reviews for a bunch of smartphones
with very similar specs. Megapixels in the
camera, processor speed, modem throughput, battery life,
display quality, these core features are table stakes now. Moore’s Law and Dennard
Scaling are ideas from the past. To be honest, it’s going to be
tougher and tougher for people to develop new, exciting
products each year because that’s no longer the time
table for big leaps forward in hardware alone. And that’s why we’re taking
a very different approach at Google. As I said last year, the next
big innovation will happen at the intersection
of AI, software, and hardware. Smartphones might be reaching
parity on their specs but as we just heard from Sundar, we’re
seeing huge breakthroughs in the kinds of experiences
we’re able to deliver to users. And it all starts with
reimagining hardware from the inside out. AI and machine learning have
helped us to do this across our products. For one, Pixel completely
revolutionized the end to end photo experience for users
and removes all of the hassles. Machine learning works
throughout the experience to make your Pixel photos
more vibrant, to smooth out your videos, and to make all of those
thousands of memories easy to find on any of your devices. We did the
same thing with home networks. Google Wi-Fi uses machine
learning not only to keep your signal strong
but to reduce Wi-Fi congestion. While you’re moving throughout
the house, your router is intelligently transitioning your
devices to the best Wi-Fi point and placing
you on the right channel. When you’re using the Assistant
on Google Home, you’ll notice it can pick up
your voice even in a noisy room. Our deep learning capabilities
and neural beam forming help Google Home locate the source of
sound and hear you accurately so we can do with just two
microphones what others normally need six or eight to do. And this is what it means
to design hardware from the inside out. It’s this combination of AI,
software, and hardware working together that provides a helpful
experience for our users. And that is where the big leaps
forward are going to happen in the next ten years. We’re still in the early days
for our hardware line but we know what it takes to
build great products in a crowded field. We weren’t first with many
of our most successful products, Gmail, Chrome, Android, and even
search, but in each case, we succeeded by doing what
we’re best at, reimagining the experience to make it
radically helpful for the user. And as you’ll hear today, our
next generation of devices is radically helpful too. They’re fast, they’re there when
you need them, they’re simple to use,
and they anticipate your needs. Everything is designed
for you to keep the tech in the background and out of your way. Interact with your devices
naturally through your voice or by touching them. And by building hardware around
our AI and software, we’re creating products
that get even better over time. They are constantly getting
faster and more helpful the more you interact with
them thanks to machine learning. As a family, made by Google
products represent the ultimate Google experience. Today we’re going to show you
how we’re creating a family of products that are there when you
need them, at work, at school, and on the go. But we’re going to start
with the most important place, your home. So let’s hear next from Rishi
Chandra who leads our Home team. Over to you, Rishi.>>RISHI
CHANDRA: Thank you, Rick. It’s been
a really exciting year for us. Google Home was the first
product to bring the Google Assistant to the home and we’ve
been constantly learning from our users so that we can make
the Assistant radically helpful for you. For example, as Rick mentioned,
in the last year we answered over one
hundred million new questions. The best part is you don’t have
to talk like a computer or teach Google Home any new skills. It just works. Now we’re really happy with the
positive feedback thus far but we know this is a journey. So we’ve been working hard to
bring Google Home to more people and more countries. This year, we launched in five
new countries and we’re happy to announce that we’ll
be launching in Japan later this week. Now bringing the Assistant to
people all around the world is no easy task. We had to make sure we can
understand people of different age
groups, genders, and accents. So we trained the Assistant at
a scale that only Google could with over fifty million
voice samples from hundreds of different ambient environments. We’ve been investing in voice
search for over a decade which is why we have the best
voice recognition in the world. Now earlier this year, we had
a major breakthrough with the ability to recognize your voice. We call it Voice Match. With your permission, we build
a model of your voice by looking at dozens of different
voice characteristics like vocal construct, pitch, and tone. This is a really big deal. Google Home is great for the
whole family but it doesn’t mean I want to get the
same answer to every question. An Assistant can only be truly
useful if it knows who you are. With Voice Match, we’re the
only assistant that can bring personal help to each individual
member of your household. So when you ask a question, we
match your voice and we respond with your calendar,
your commute, and your personal reminders. Now Voice Match has already
become one of the most popular features on Google Home today. Over half of all queries are
from people who have trained the Assistant
to recognize their voice. And starting today, we’re
rolling out Voice Match to all seven countries
Google Home will be available. Now another popular
feature is hands-free calling. You can use your Google Home
to call any landline or mobile number in the US or Canada for
free without any additional apps or accessories. It just works. And I am happy to announce that
we’ll be bringing hands-free calling
to the UK later this year. And starting today, you can
call out with your own personal mobile number so whoever you’re
calling will know it’s you. You just need to verify
your number through the Google Home App. And of course with Voice Match,
we can recognize your voice to make sure we call your contact
with your personal number. Hands-free calling also has
the intelligence of Google built right in. Just say hey Google,
call the bakery on 24th street.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Okay. Calling Noe Valley Bakery.>>RISHI CHANDRA: We do the
hard work to figure out which business you want to call thanks
to Google’s deep expertise in local search. Making
a call has never been easier. Now we have a lot of great news
to share with you today so to kick things off, I would like to
welcome Isabelle, lead designer for Home hardware.>>ISABELLE
OLSSON: Thank you, Rishi. I am thrilled to share
with you how we think design is redefining
technology in the home. You heard Rick mention earlier
today that everything in our hardware line is
designed to fit into your life. The home is a special, intimate
place, and people are very selective
about what they welcome into it. You don’t want to fill it
with black plastic, complicated buttons,
and random blinking lights. Our vision is to build simple,
helpful solutions that work in the background, helping you when
you need it and staying out of the way when you don’t. So here
is what that means to us. We design for the spaces
our products live in and we take inspiration from the materials
and colors that people already use to make their
home more warm and inviting. Second, when designing for
real homes form and size really matters for creating something
that actually fits into any room or on any surface. And lastly, the way you interact
with our products has to be so intuitive, you never even have
to think about it, and so simple that the
entire household can use it. With that, we are introducing
Mini, the newest member of the Google Home family. The first thing you might notice
is the striking simplicity of the design. It is sleek and
smooth with no corners or edges. And it is small enough to be
placed in anywhere in your home. It makes Google Home more
accessible to more people in more rooms. And as you can see, almost the
entire enclosure is made out of fabric and it is not just about
aesthetics, it’s core to the product experience. That is why we created this
material from scratch, right down to the yarn. It needed to be durable and soft
but also transparent enough to let
through both light and sound. This perfect balance allows for
all of Mini’s technology to be thoughtfully tucked
away underneath the clean, simple enclosure. So the four LED lights under the
fabric are there when you need them, lighting up to
show you that it hears you or it’s thinking. And you can control it by touch. Give the fabric a quick tap
to pause your music, adjust the volume,
or talk to your Assistant. We thought a lot about how
to get great sound with such a small product too. We embraced Mini’s circular
shape to project three hundred and sixty degree sound so it is
really crisp no matter where you stand in the room. You’ll be surprised
how amazing the quality is. And if you want bigger sound,
you can easily connect mini to any Chromecast
built-in speaker wirelessly. We created Mini in three
beautiful colors, coral, chalk, and charcoal. Color
really matters in the home. This is the place where
we choose our drapes and carpets and
paint colors with so much care. We brought that
same level of care for mini. For the chalk color alone,
it took us one hundred and fifty-seven tries before we
found the perfect shade of gray. So that is Google Home Mini
with all of the power of the Google Assistant. You can make it your sous chef
in the kitchen, your white noise machine in the nursery, your
voice remote for your TV in the living room, or your alarm
clock in the bedroom, or all of the above. Mini will retail for just
forty-nine dollars in the US. And it is going to be available
for preorder online starting today and in stores
starting October 19th for major retailers. We are also really happy to
announce that Mini is coming to all seven Google Home countries. So with that, let’s take a
look at this ad that will launch later this week.>>SPEAKER:
What’s this little thing? Well, it’s Google Home Mini. You put it in your house
and control it with your voice. Hey Google. Play my fun playlist.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Okay. Playing now.>>SPEAKER: It’s also a remote
control and an alarm clock and a sous chef.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT:
Let it cool for ten minutes.>>SPEAKER: It can play this
on TV or that on the internet. It can tell you the weather or
if your flight’s delayed because of the weather. And it knows
the difference between you ->>SPEAKER: Hi.>>SPEAKER: And your husband.>>SPEAKER: Hey.>>SPEAKER: So if you go, hey
Google, call Alex, it won’t call your husband’s friend Alex. It will call your friend Alex.>>GOOGLE
ASSISTANT: Calling Alex.>>SPEAKER: Hey. How are you? Okay. Got to go, girl.>>SPEAKER: Anyway. It’s made by the same people
who help you find stuff on the internet so you know, no biggie. It’s smaller than a donut and
weighs less than a full-grown chipmunk without the nuts. It’s powered by the Google
Assistant so it has Google Maps, Google Calendar, it gets you to
all of your music, lots of your favorite shows, all of YouTube,
and lots and lots and lots of other stuff you love. All for less than fifty bucks. Yeah. It’s Google Home Mini. A little help
at home like only Google can.>>RISHI
CHANDRA: Thanks Isabelle. We can’t
wait for you to try out Mini. We also want to share how the
Google Assistant continues to get better over time. From the start, we’ve been
helping everyone – people – with their everyday routines. For example, one of my favorite
features is My Day which gives me a personalized briefing of
my important events of the day. And with Voice Match,
each member of the house can get their own unique
start to their morning routine. Well soon, we’re going
to be extending routines in two important ways. First, we’re adding more
routines to help you with those everyday moments like getting
ready to leave for work, coming home in the evening,
or turning in for the night. Second, we’re adding additional
actions to the routines so now when I say good morning, I not
only get my personal briefing but I also can turn on the
lights, start the coffee maker, and even play
my favorite morning playlist. This kind of help is
exactly what I need to get my day started. Now another ritual for me in the
morning is I’m always looking for
my phone before heading to work. Well the Google
Assistant can help there too. Just say hey Google, find my
phone, and we’ll automatically ring your Android phone,
even if it’s on silent mode. And for iPhone
users, we just give you a call. It saves me five or
ten minutes every morning. Yes. Now we’re also working to
make the smart home work better for you. The Google Assistant can now
voice control over a thousand different smart home products
from over one hundred brands. And even more importantly,
we brought our deep expertise of natural language processing to
make it easier to voice control in a more conversational way. So for example if I want
to change the temperature, I shouldn’t have to remember
the current thermostat setting. I should just be able to
say hey Google, make it warmer.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Okay.
Warming up the living room.>>RISHI CHANDRA: Your Assistant
knows what warmer means and will just take care of it for you. Now
voice control is just the start. We believe the next evolution of
the smart home is to bring real intelligence to the home so it
can behave in a more thoughtful way. Your home should smartly
adjust to you, not the other way around. So Google and Nest are
working together to reimagine the smart home. To tell you more, I would like
to welcome Yoky, CTO of Nest.>>YOKY
MATSUOKA: Thank you, Rishi. At Nest, we like to talk about
the thoughtful home, one that takes care of the people inside
it and the world around it. We recently took a big step
forward in achieving that goal by doubling our
portfolio by shipping six new hardware products. What I love about Nest’s growing
ecosystem is that we combine the best in class hardware and
machine learning to help make peoples’ lives easier. And your Nest experience reaches
a whole new level when it is combined with Google products. Let me show you three examples
of how we can provide you with even more help at home. With Nest Cam, Google Home, and
Chromecast, we can help keep you – keep an eye on
your home just with your voice. So if you hear some unexpected
sound by the front door and I am in the back in the family room
without my phone, I can just say okay
Google, show me the entryway.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Okay. Streaming the entryway.>>YOKY MATSUOKA: And then I
realize it’s not an intruder but my pet pig, Cayenne, and she
has found a leftover lunch in my son’s backpack. Sadly this
has happened more than once. And if I want to keep it for
later for my kids, I can simply say okay Google, save me this
clip to show them why we don’t leave food in our backpacks. With our new video doorbell,
Nest Hello, we can also start to solve some of our common pain
points through Google and Nest integrated
computer vision technologies. Of course, most of us want to
know who is at the door before we get off the couch. Through a feature called
familiar faces, Nest Hello will be able to recognize the people
that you asked it to remember. So when the doorbell rings and
Nest Hello recognizes the person at the door, it will
automatically broadcast that information to Google
Home devices in the house.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Auntie
Suzy is at the front door.>>YOKY MATSUOKA:
And you don’t even have to ask. And if Nest Hello doesn’t know
who is at the door, you can just say okay Google, show me who
is at the front door and we will stream your
camera feed right to your TV. This is another great example
of what Google and Nest can do together. And
this last one is my favorite. Your home can soon get
ready for the night just with a simple command. As Rishi mentioned, you
can personalize your routine to include
actions for Nest products. So all I have
to say is hey Google, goodnight.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Okay. Let’s get ready for bed. I am armed your security system. Your first calendar
event is tomorrow at 9:00 AM. Your alarm is set for 7:00 AM. Sleep well.>>YOKY MATSUOKA: In the
background, my Assistant is also turning my security camera on,
adjusting the thermostat, and turning off the lights. This really simplifies my life
and gives me the peace of mind that I cannot get any other way. Together, Nest and Google
deliver an ecosystem of products that make your home more secure
and energy efficient, more connected and
entertaining, with the best home assistant experience. Our close collaboration makes
these products work seamlessly together and help us
get one step closer to a truly thoughtful home. On that note, to tell you more
about Google Assistant, let me welcome Rishi back on stage.>>RISHI
CHANDRA: Thank you, Yoky. You know, making a more
thoughtful home is just one way to help make our joyfully hectic
family lives a little easier. You know, the Google Assistant
already provides a lot of help, from using your voice to order
more diapers, playing a lullaby in a nursery, checking the
traffic for those piano lessons, or easily giving Grandma a call. Now if you’re like me, it can
be hard to gather the household together for those family
moments like dinner time or movie night. Well to help, we’re launching
a new feature called Broadcast. It’s really easy. Just say hey Google. Broadcast
it’s time to leave for school.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Got it. Broadcasting now.>>RISHI CHANDRA: The Assistant
will broadcast a message to all of the other
Google Home devices in my house. It’s really great. Parents
are going to love this feature. Kids – kids
are going to hate this feature. But that’s what makes it useful. Speaking of kids, we
think Google Home has a lot of potential with
– to help kids and families. Voice interaction is so
simple and easy to use, kids are naturally drawn to it. So we want to be thoughtful
about what it would take to deliver a great kids experience. We conducted research with
hundreds of parents and kids from across the country
from different backgrounds. So first, we’re announcing
support for Family Link accounts on Google Home. These are Google accounts that
parents can create for children under thirteen. They can manage
it within the Family Link app. And as we all know,
kids have their own unique way of speaking. Sometimes it can be a little
hard to understand, even for us parents. Well fortunately, we have
improved our voice recognition accuracy for kids so
the Assistant can understand them too. And finally, we’re introducing
over fifty new experiences with the Google Assistant to
help kids learn something new, explore new interests, imagine
with storytime, or just share laughs with the whole family. So let me show you how my kids
and their friends had some fun this weekend.>>SPEAKER:
Let’s go to the living room.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google. Play musical chairs.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Ready
to see who our musical chair champion will be.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google. Beat box for me.>>SPEAKER: Hey Google. Let’s play freeze dance.>>MICKEY MOUSE: Hiya pal. It’s me, Mickey Mouse.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google. Play what kind of fruit are you.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google. What sound does a seal make?>>GOOGLE
ASSISTANT: This is a seal.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google. Let’s learn.>>SPEAKER: Hey Google. Let’s play space trivia.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT:
Which was the first planet to be discovered using a telescope?>>SPEAKER: Uranus.>>SPEAKER: Uranus.>>SPEAKER: Hey Google. Can you tell me a story?>>SPEAKER: One day I was
hanging out at home with my dad.>>SPEAKER: There lived a
sweet tempered girl whose name was Cinderella.>>RISHI CHANDRA: I can tell
you; as a parent, it’s great to see the kids without
their screens and sharing experiences together. And it’s easy to get started. Just say hey Google, let’s
learn, to play science quizzes or talk to an astronaut. Or try hey Google, let’s play a
game, to play musical chairs or tackle a riddle. And finally hey Google, tell me
a story, to hear classics like Snow White or original
stories like the Chef who Loved Potatoes. Now to bring this to life,
we have partnered with Disney. We are bringing exclusive
experiences to Google Home featuring Mickey Mouse,
Lightning McQueen, and Star Wars. We are working with many other
top brands in the family space including Warner Brothers
and Sports Illustrated Kids. And starting today, we’re
opening up the Actions on Google platform for developers to
create experiences specifically for families and kids. All of these new family features
will be rolling out later this month
across all Google Home devices. Okay. Finally, I have one more
exciting addition to share that is coming
to the Google Home family. Say hello to Max, our
biggest and best sounding Google Home ever. Just like the Pixel reimagined
the camera, we will do the same with sound. With a combination of great
hardware and software powered by Google’s
machine learning capabilities. Now it starts with a strong
foundation of great hardware. The first thing you’ll notice is
how we obsessed over the base. Its two 4.5 inch woofers
have twenty-two millimeters of excursion and extremely
high range for their size. That means these woofers can
move a lot of air, allowing Max to really
hit those low frequencies. And
Max can play loud, really loud. It’s more than twenty times more
powerful than Google Home so it will fill any room in
your house with amazing audio. Now great hardware alone isn’t
sufficient for great sound. The challenge of speakers today
is that they are tuned for ideal acoustic conditions, but they
fall short in the real world. That’s why it always sounds
different in the store than in your home. To sound great, the speaker
needs to adjust to you and your home. So today we’re announcing Smart
Sound, a new audio experience powered by Google’s AI. It allows Max to adapt to you,
your environment, your context, your preferences. So for example, if you setup a
speaker near a wall, on a shelf, in a corner, fairly common
places, it can dramatically change the sound balance of the
speaker and make the music sound muddy
and the vocals lose clarity. Well with Smart Sound, we
automatically tune the speaker to correct for this effect
using our machine learning model trained with thousands of
different room configurations. What’s really cool,
this is all done dynamically. So if you decide to move Max
a few feet, it will compensate within seconds. And over time, Smart Sound will
automatically adapt the sound to fit your context, lowering the
volume in the morning, raising the volume when the dishwasher
is running, or just adjusting the tuning based on the type
of media you’re listening to, whether
it be music, podcasts, or news. It’s about delivering
a consistent, crisp, thoughtful sound experience, one that
is tailored to your home and your moments. Now great sound only matters
if you can play a lot of great content. With YouTube Music, you’ll have
access to the world’s broadest catalog of songs, remixes, and
covers, and we also support all free and paid Spotify
users along with other top music services. Just use your voice to start
playing your favorite tunes. Max also supports Cast,
Bluetooth, and stereo AUX input so you can play anything
from your phone or plug in that record player to breathe new
life into that vinyl collection. And of course, Max has a
Google Assistant built right in. We made – your Assistant can
hear you even when the music is blasting using our
unique microphone placement and Google’s
neural beam forming technology. And with Voice Match, the
Assistant can become your own personal DJ. We recognize your voice and
we can play playlists and music stations personalized to you. And Google Home Max was designed
to be incredibly versatile and fit naturally into your home. You can stand it up vertically,
place it horizontally, whatever makes sense for your space. Its base magnetically pops into
place so when you change Max’s orientation, there aren’t
any rubber feet where they don’t need to be. We thought through every detail. And finally, Max works
seamlessly with the Google Home family and hundreds
of Chromecast built-in speakers. So you can use multi-room
to sync every room in your house with immersive sound. Google Home Max will be
available starting December for $399 and it will come in
two colors, chalk and charcoal. We will initially launch in the
US, with more countries coming early next year. And to make sure you have an
amazing sound experience out of the box, we’re providing a free
twelve month subscription to YouTube Red which
includes YouTube Music ad-free. We think you’re going to really
love the newest members of the Google Home family. Along with the updates to the
Google Assistant, they represent a big leap forward in the type
of helpfulness, fun, and sound you can
expect from Google in the home. And to close, we gave Max
to a music lover to get their thoughts. Let’s take a look.>>THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ: I’m
a producer and a DJ so I am not classically trained
but I am obsessed with music. I listen to music all day long. I’m constantly being critical
of my own music, of music that I hear. Watch this. Hey Google. Play Particular by Major Lazer.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Sure. Particular
by Major Lazer and DJ Maphorisa. Here it is on YouTube.>>THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ: Every
room I have is setup to play music,
bedrooms, the living room. Hey Google. Turn it up. Hey Google. Play the song that goes wrist
looking like it been dipped, dipped in that,
dipped in that, dipped in that.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Alright. Know No Better by Major Lazer. Here it is on YouTube.>>THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ: The
speaker can find the periphery of walls and where
it is located in that room. To have that technology
to understand where it is and to adjust appropriately is amazing. That sounds great. Oh, that’s – this is dope. If people could actually hear
what we’re giving them from when it leaves our
studio, that would be amazing. That is what any
producer or artist would love. Hey Google. Turn it all the way up.>>MATT VOKOUN: As you just
saw, there is so much amazing innovation
happening in the Home space. And at the same time, our phones
have evolved to become the most trusted devices in our lives. Have you ever wondered why
the laptop experience has been basically the
same for the past twenty years? So while the laptop experience
hasn’t changed all that much, how we use technology
in our lives definitely has. We live online. We create
and collaborate more than ever. We use tons of apps every
day and we’re constantly jumping between our phone, tablet, and
laptop to get things done and have fun. Shouldn’t we be able to
do whatever we want on whatever device is in front of us? We think so. We have worked hard to combine
the most helpful parts of a laptop, a tablet, and
a smartphone to fit how we use technology today. Meet Google Pixelbook,
the high performance Chromebook. Pixelbook reimagines the laptop
experience by marrying the best of premium performance hardware,
the speed, simplicity, and security of Chrome OS, the
smarts of the Google Assistant, and all of your favorite apps. Pixelbook is the perfect example
of how we combine the best of hardware and
software with AI at the center. We will start with
the stunning versatile design. Pixelbook is the thinnest,
lightest laptop we have ever made at just around
ten millimeters thin and a kilogram light. In fact, it is so light I find
myself constantly checking my bag to make
sure I haven’t forgotten it. Pixelbook easily adapts with
a four in one design, so it’s built for the
many ways you want to use it. When you’re at your
most productive, it’s an incredible laptop. Fold the keyboard underneath and
easily watch videos or play your favorite games. Use Pixelbook as a tablet to
catch up on the latest news or read a book. It’s the first convertible
laptop that actually feels natural to use as a tablet. Prop it up into tent mode
to share your screen or follow along
with a recipe in the kitchen. Use it however you want because
Pixelbook adapts to fit the office, the classroom, movie
night, or even a long flight. Pixel phone fans will appreciate
our signature glass inlay on the lid, giving it not
only a refined look but improved wireless performance. The 12.3 inch touchscreen
display is gorgeously high resolution, with vibrant
colors, deep blacks, and enough brightness to
use outside even on a sunny day. We developed an extremely thin
keyboard that is comfortable to use with soft touch keys and
a backlit design that helps you work from anywhere. And Pixelbook’s track pad uses
touch processing algorithms that improve
accuracy and palm rejection. With Intel Core i5 and
i7 processors, Pixelbook packs a punch. It offers plenty of RAM to
handle your multitasking needs and gives
you up to 512 gigs of storage. The long lasting battery
provides up to ten hours of use from a single charge
and plugging in for just fifteen minutes gives
you two hours of battery life. You can even use your Pixelbook
charger with your Pixel phone, giving you
one less thing to carry around. And in moments when you don’t
have access to Wi-Fi, Pixelbook is smart enough to automatically
connect through your Pixel phone.
We call this instant tethering. It is so much simpler than
setting up a hotspot on my phone and then manually
connecting to it on my laptop. Now let’s take a further look at
the software experience inside Pixelbook. This laptop is fast. It starts up in seconds, stays
fast throughout the day, and won’t
slow down over its lifetime. Chrome OS provides a more secure
computing experience, with multiple layers of
security and automatic updates. No need to worry about manual
downloads or annoying security patches
to keep your machine safe. And your most important files
are available on your local drive and securely backed
up with Google Drive so you can access them from
anywhere, online or offline. We’re also excited to announce
that Pixelbook is the first laptop with the Google
Assistant built in, making it radically helpful. Just like you can with your
other devices, you can check the weather before heading out
for the day, control your smart home, set reminders,
check if my Packers won. Your Assistant is there for
you no matter what you’re doing. And we’ve made it easy to
interact with the Assistant in all
of the ways you use Pixelbook. When it’s in tent
or entertainment mode and the keyboard is tucked away, simply
say okay Google, play Future Me. And that exact music video
I had in mind starts playing on YouTube. Other times though, it’s not the
right moment or place to talk to your computer. Like if you’re sitting
at a coffee shop or out in the audience right now. So Pixelbook has a key that puts
the power of the Assistant right at your fingertips,
letting you type your request. And when you’re using
your Pixelbook as a tablet, it’s easiest to show your Assistant
what you need help with on your screen. That is why we created
the new Pixelbook Pen, a smart responsive
companion for your Pixelbook. Just hold the pen’s button and
circle an image or text on the screen and
the Assistant will take action. When you’re browsing through
a blog and discover a new musician, you can circle their
photo and the Assistant will give
you more information about them. From there, you can check
out their Instagram page, go to their YouTube channel, get
a list of their songs, and more. Or if you’re doing homework,
the Assistant can help with your research. Like if you get stuck on a
really unfamiliar concept, just circle a word and the Assistant
will give you everything you need to know. The pen is also handy
for moments when it feels more natural
to write, draw, or take notes. Like when you’re using
your Pixelbook as a tablet, the experience using a pen
should be like writing on paper. To bring that experience
to life, we partnered with the engineers at Wacom and together
we built the fastest most responsive stylus experience
ever with just ten milliseconds of latency, sixty degrees
of angular awareness, and two thousand
levels of pressure sensitivity. Pixelbook Pen uses
machine learning for handwriting recognition and demonstrates how
performance hardware combined with our expertise in
machine learning delivers a user experience
that just works better. And shouldn’t the apps you know
and love on your phone also be available on your laptop? With Pixelbook, they are. Pixelbook fully supports Google
Play so popular smartphone apps are now available on a laptop. In fact, it’s never been easier
to put the final touches on your favorite photos in Adobe
Lightroom and then post them straight to Instagram. You can listen to music
from Spotify or download Netflix shows and
movies for viewing on the go. Pixelbook is also perfect for
creativity apps like Evernote, AutoCAD, and more. Snapchat is already one of the
most popular apps among early users and we’re thrilled to
announce that the Snap team is working with us to bring an
amazing Snapchat experience to the larger screen on Pixelbook. In addition to these amazing
Pixelbook experiences you’ve seen so far, there are many
more developers building for the larger screen. Now let’s take a look at
how Pixelbook will fit into your life.>>SPEAKER: Okay Google. Play Discover Weekly on Spotify.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Okay.>>MATT VOKOUN: So that
is a first look at Pixelbook, a radically helpful laptop that
combines the best of Google’s AI, software, and hardware. We think you’ll love
the beautiful, versatile design, high performance hardware and
software, new ways to access the Assistant,
and all of your favorite apps. It’s available in three
configurations so you can choose the performance, memory, and
storage that is right for you. Pixelbook starts at $999. And the Pixelbook Pen is $99. Both products will be available
in the US, Canada, and the UK on the Google Store and over
a thousand retail locations, including BestBuy. Preorders start today and
they will be in stores beginning October 31st. We can’t wait to see how you
use Pixelbook to work, play, and create. Next, Mario is going to come out
and talk about our Pixel phones.>>MARIO QUEIROZ: At Google,
we believe in questioning the status quo; asking more from
the world around us is in our nature. After all, Google
was built on a single question. What if all of the information
in the world was available to everyone, everywhere? A big question for us is what
if smartphones got smarter and simpler? We set out to design a phone
ourselves because we believed we could make the
smartphone experience better. The first Pixel phone delivered
a clean and fast UI with the Google Assistant in your pocket
and brought you the best camera ever in a smartphone. And we didn’t stop asking big
questions or working to solve big challenges for users. Today, we’re proud to introduce
the Google Pixel 2, designed for you with
the best of Google built in. We’ve created the new Pixel in
two sizes, a five inch and a six inch XL with thoughtful design
elements and improvements to the UI throughout. We’re bringing you more
Google Assistant capabilities. We’ve added new
smart experiences to the camera. And we’ll continue
to deliver the best photography. Plus, we’re introducing
some innovative new products to complement
your Pixel experience. We do all of this by bringing
together the best of hardware, software, and AI. Let’s begin with the design. We’ve evolved the Pixel’s
iconic look to be even bolder. The all-aluminum body, with a
premium hybrid coating, gives it a sleek and clean profile. The soft sculpted back with
the distinct side band feels comfortable
and secure in your hand. The refined visor is made
of sturdy, gently curved colored glass and transitions
seamlessly into the metal body. We’ve placed a fingerprint
sensor where your finger naturally falls. It is extremely accurate,
secure, and it unlocks faster than any other smartphone. We also added a small pop of
color on the power button for a bit of playfulness. Over on the front, Pixel 2’s
front facing stereo speakers are precision tuned to deliver
the perfect balance of volume, clarity, and frequency response. We placed them so you
can comfortably watch videos in landscape mode without muffling
the audio with your hand. If you prefer headphones, use
your existing analog headphones with the included adapter
or your digital USB-C headphones for the highest resolution
audio all the way to your ears. Or avoid cables altogether
with your upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 support and hi-fi codex. The smaller five inch Pixel 2
features a full HD OLED display and it
is as smart as it is beautiful. The display intelligently
selects which specific pixels to turn on, leaving the others
perfectly dark for a 100,000 to one contrast ratio. That is twice the resolution and
more than ten times the contrast ratio of phones in
its category with LCD displays. Pixel 2 comes in three colors,
kind of blue, just black, and clearly white. We love picking the color names. So let’s talk
about the display on the XL. The six inch Pixel 2 XL was
designed with innovative POLED display technology. We elegantly curved the glass to
bring the display to the edges for a full screen,
immersive viewing experience. The screen supports eighteen
by nine UHD plus resolution with over 4.1 million pixels which
equals 538 pixels per inch for amazing detail. We tuned the display to
take advantage of the wide color gamut
for vivid and realistic colors. We have integrated a circular
polarizer which lets you enjoy the screen
even while wearing sunglasses. And we’ve optimized the
displays on both phones for virtual reality.
They are both Daydream ready. The Pixel 2 XL comes in
two colors, just black and the stylishly
simple black and white. Feel free to choose whichever
size Pixel you prefer because you’ll get the
same great experience on both. We don’t set aside better
features for the larger device. Both devices – Both devices are IP67 water
and dust resistant and have an all-day
battery that charges superfast. You get up to seven hours of
charge in just fifteen minutes. Now Sabrina from the Pixel
product team is going to take us through the new Pixel 2 UI and
some cool and useful features.>>SABRINA ELLIS: Thanks, Mario. We’re constantly working to make
the smartphone experience easier and more helpful and you’ll
see improvements throughout the Pixel 2’s UI. That helpfulness starts before
you even unlock the phone. Let me show you the
Pixel 2’s new always-on display. You can see important
information like the time, date, email, and text notifications
and reminders all without pushing any
buttons or unlocking the device. And there is more than
just notifications on your always-on display. Have you ever heard a song
you loved and wondered what it was called? With Now Playing, you can just
glance down to see the song name and artist on your phone. What makes this feature
so special is that the music is identified without your Pixel
2 sending any information to Google. On device machine learning
detects when music is playing and matches it to a database
of tens of thousands of song patterns on your phone. In this example, you can see
that Pixel recognized the song Perfect Places by Lorde. From here, I can tap on the
song title and I am taken to the Google Assistant. I can add the song to my library
on my favorite music service like Google Play Music or
Spotify, search the web for the song, or
even watch the video on YouTube. This feature has brought me some
delightful moments over the past few months and I am
finally learning who sings my favorite songs. Okay.
So let’s go to a live demo. Here we are
on the new Pixel 2 home screen. You can see here, I’ve selected
one of our live wallpapers. This is from our new collection
called the Living Universe and if you look closely, you’ll
notice subtle movements like the waves crashing on the beach. I love that. At the top of the screen, there
is a space called at a glance where you can easily see
the latest updates on your day. We’re starting with calendar
events today, with traffic, flight
status, and more coming soon. In this case, I can see that
I’ve got a mysterious meeting coming up. Not sure what that’s about. We’ve placed the Google Quick
Search Box at the bottom of the home screen where we found that
it’s easier to reach and we’re making it even more powerful. It stays with you as you swipe
across your screens of apps and widgets. A quick tap into the search box
can help me find anything that I need. As I start typing, I can see web
search results at the top but also
contacts and apps from my phone. I can even drag an app from
here and drop it right on my home screen. We’ve also made it faster
and easier to get to the Google Assistant on Pixel 2 with a
new feature called Active Edge. Just give your Pixel
a quick squeeze where your hand naturally holds the phone
and ask for whatever you need. Here is a quick demo. I just squeeze the phone, take
a selfie, one hand, no buttons. Help me out front row. Nice. Our research team investigated
dozens of ways to trigger the Assistant but squeezing
the phone felt the most natural, satisfying, and efficient. After a lot of work in
machine learning, we’re able to accurately
identify an intentional squeeze. We’re really proud of how
it turned out and it even works when your phone is in a case. So your Assistant is just a
quick squeeze away, making lots of common tasks
on your phone fast and easy. From calling and texting friends
to controlling your smart home to enjoying
your favorite music and videos. And having the same Assistant at
home and on your phone means the experience
is connected across devices. For example, I can say to
my phone okay Google, broadcast. Hey, I’m almost home with the
pizza so get ready for dinner. And my voice message is shared
with my family through the Google Home in our kitchen. The routines Rishi mentioned are
coming to the phone as well and we have also customized routines
specifically for when you’re on the go. The one I use
most is when I’m on my commute. I jump in my car, drop my phone
in the cup holder, and say okay Google, let’s go home.>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Sure. Let’s go. Your commute home is currently
twenty-seven minutes with heavy traffic
if you take US 101 South. You
have one unread text message. It’s from Mom. It says we’ll
bring dessert to dinner tonight. Here is
where you left off in Fresh Air. Have a safe drive.>>TERRY GROSS:
I’m Terry Gross with Fresh Air.>>SABRINA ELLIS: Super useful. All from one quick command. I love how it resumes my podcast
right – from right where I left off. My Assistant even adjusts the
volume so I can hear clearly on the road and automatically sends
a message to my husband letting him know I’m on my way. Like all of the new routines
that the Assistant will support, you can customize this
one based on your preferences. So with a quick squeeze, useful
routines on the go, and an Assistant that keeps getting
smarter, Pixel continues to be the most helpful phone around. Pixel 2 will launch with pure
Android Oreo with features like notification dots, picture
in picture, and many more. If you already have a Pixel, you
recently received the Android Oreo update and we
hope you’re enjoying all of the improvements. As a Pixel user, you’ll always
be the first to get OS and security updates
without having to do anything. Your phone becomes faster, more
capable, and more secure all the time. Next up, Aparna is going
to share some smart, helpful new ways to use your Pixel 2.>>APARNA CHENNAPRAGADA: Have
you ever asked yourself what kind of puppy is that? Or I
want pillows with that pattern. Our phones can help us in many
ways but sometimes the questions we have are difficult
to describe in a search box. As you heard Sundar talk about,
we believe that as computers can understand what you see,
it unleashes a whole new kind of assistance. That is why we started working
on Google Lens, a way to do more with what you see. We are super excited to bring a
preview of lens to Pixel phones this
year so let’s see it in action. Say you see
this flier for piano lessons. As a guilty mom, I’ve done this. As you know, the email addresses
on them are always so long. Like best music teacher
SF 2001 at Gmail dot com. Now you can simply tap
on the lens icon, grab the right information,
and fire off that email. This also works
for phone numbers, websites, and addresses. Yeah, pretty neat. Here is another example. You are at
your friend’s place at a party. You see this nice print and
you wonder who is the artist. Now you can just Lens it. You can also follow
up with what else did he paint? You can use Lens to answer
many more questions like is this movie worth watching? It totally is. How good
is this book from Zadie Smith? Tell me all about this album
that my music hip friend Rishi sent screenshots of. What was the temple
from our trip five years ago? Look, across all of these
examples, there are a lot of things happening under the hood
that are all coming together so I am going to geek out
for a moment and call out a few things. The computer vision systems. We have had some major
breakthroughs in deep learning and now they go from pixels
in the photo to things in the scene. The power of Google Search helps
us train these algorithms with millions and millions
of images across the entire web. The power of Google’s knowledge
graph with its billions of facts about people, places, things,
we put it all together and now you know. This Buddhist temple in Kyoto
was built in the year 1236 AD. Who would have known? Now this has to work
in the noisiest of conditions. You know, these photos can
be taken at different angles, different times of the day,
different weather conditions, out of focus pictures, shaky
hands, you get the picture. To be clear, sometimes computers
do trip up, especially when things
kind of look similar like this. Let’s take a moment. Is this
a muffin or is this a Chihuahua? You tell me. It’s early days for Lens but you
know, this is a familiar journey for us. When Google started, our search
index contained about 25 million pages.
Now it is in the trillions. When we started working on voice
recognition, our algorithms couldn’t always catch what you
were saying, especially with an accent like mine. Now we have an
accuracy rate of more than 95%. That is as good as humans. We are just getting started with
helping you do more with what you see, be it a photo from five
years ago or something right in front of you. In time, we
want to bring Lens everywhere. We are super excited to bring
a preview of Lens to Pixel users first so you will start to
see this icon appear in Google photos
and soon, Google Assistant. We just talked about how the
phone can help you understand the world but it can also help
you place things into the world. That’s right. That is augmented reality. We see it as a powerful way
to bring the physical and the digital together. That is why we started working
on ARCore, our augmented reality SDK for Android. And we see the developers are
already using it to create some amazing experiences and I want
to show you a few examples here. So let’s take Houzz. They are bringing the showroom
into your living room using AR. With League of Legends, you can
watch one of the most popular e-sport games on
an AR map built by Grab Games. And with Lego, my favorite, you
can build virtual models with characters
that really come to life. All of the
fun, no Lego pieces to step on. We at Google are also making
some fun things and our teams have been working hard
to create this new experience. We call it AR Stickers. It is built right into the
camera and it is exclusive to Pixel. With AR Stickers, you can
express yourself with playful emojis like
these fun food characters here. There are lots to choose
from and more will be added over time. Our partners are also making
some fun stickers here and I want to show
some of them to you right now. So let’s start with the Netflix
original, my favorite show, Stranger Things. I can’t wait for season two. Ready to see it? Okay. Time to set the mood. Lights please. Okay. Here is Leah. Using the Pixel camera, we
are looking at the AR Stickers. We are in the
Stranger Things collection, yes? Okay. So let’s pick a character. Let’s pick Demogorgon. And place him right next to me. Wow. Okay. You need
to have a cup of coffee, dude. Notice how the creature is not
just sitting around where you put it, right? It’s not a dead sticker. It’s moving. It’s
reacting to what’s around it. It is alive. We really paid attention
to the motion, the physics, the lighting. We want to make
it feel like it’s actually here. Is it? Let’s have some fun. This is a
great photo or video by the way. Cheese.
But let’s have some fun here. Leah,
can we drop Eleven into this? Alright. Okay. This is getting interesting. Now we have two characters
in the scene and notice how they are not just reacting
to the environment around them. They are reacting to each other. They know each other’s presence. That’s a big reaction. These interactions make for
really interesting moments here. Wow. That was fun. Thank you, Leah. Now you can be the director of
all kinds of stories and share these with your friends. You will have more AR Stickers
to play with, your favorite characters from SNL, YouTube,
the NBA, and just in time for Episode VIII, Star Wars. And playing with these stickers
is so easy to use and they look great and this is because
the Pixel camera is specially calibrated
for augmented reality. It allows robust tracking
even in low light conditions. It also supports sixty
frames per second rendering of AR content. You saw how the camera can help
us do more with what we see with Google Lens. You saw how the camera can
bridge the physical and digital with AR. But the Pixel camera
also takes awesome photos. So to tell you all about it,
we’ll have Mario back on stage.>>MARIO QUEIROZ: Thanks Aparna. We hear every day from users of
the first Pixel phone that the camera is
one of their favorite features. You can see why in the amazing
photos that people post with the Team Pixel hashtag. Last year Pixel received
a DxO score of eighty-nine. That was the highest rating that
DxOMark had ever issued to a smart phone. With Pixel 2, we have reimagined
smartphone photography through great hardware and unparalleled
imaging software, tuned by our engineers and researchers. Today we’re proud to announce
that DxOMark has issued Pixel 2 an unprecedented
score of ninety-eight. That is the highest
score of any smartphone camera. Let’s talk about how we
achieved that and it starts with great hardware. The Pixel 2 has a 12 megapixel
F1.8 aperture rear camera with optical image stabilization. We have integrated these
components with our HDR plus computational photography. For every photo, we take a burst
of shots with short exposure times to avoid
blowing out the highlights. We then align and combine
each pixel algorithmically for optimal color and contrast. All of this happens
instantly with zero shutter lag. The results are stunning,
with high dynamic range even in challenging
low light conditions. This year, we’ve increased
the dynamic range and improved texture and sharpness and
combined with a new auto focus mechanism and optical image
stabilization to reduce blur from shaky hands, you get
amazing shots every time like this and this. Pixel 2 also brings you portrait
mode but we’re implementing it a little bit differently. We’re applying
Google’s unmatched computational photography
and machine learning. Portrait mode lets you take
professional looking shots with a blurred background to make
the foreground pop like what you might
capture with an SLR camera. Other smartphones do this
by combining the images from two cameras. Pixel 2 does portrait mode
with just one camera and machine learning. What is unique about Pixel
2 is that it can generate a true depth map with a single lens so
you get beautiful portrait shots without needing a second camera. The way this works is that the
Pixel 2 camera includes a dual pixel sensor technology. This means that each pixel in
an image contains a right and a left view. The difference in perspective
from those pixels combined with machine learning models trained
on almost a million photos means that this works on
really hard cases like a busy, colorful background. And yes,
this does work with objects too. And there is more. Portrait mode doesn’t
just work on the main camera. Because of the quality
of Google’s computational photography with a
single camera, you can also take portrait selfies through the
front camera on both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel
2 takes amazing videos too. We’re applying optical image
stabilization simultaneously with video
stabilization at the same time. Other smart
phones do optical or digital. We do – but
don’t do both at the same time. During video recording
on a Pixel 2, the OIS hardware actively corrects shake
artifacts while at the same time, the software based video
stabilization uses intelligent frame look ahead
to stabilize the overall video. We call this fused video
stabilization and it is another example of Google’s hardware
plus software plus AI working together. The result is less
motion blur even in low light. Your videos
look smooth and professional. The Pixel 2 camera also supports
a feature called motion photos. The photos you take with your
– for the photos you take, your Pixel captures up to three
seconds of video behind the scenes, removing uninteresting
motion and applying our unique fused video stabilization
technology to the result. But of course, the proof
is in the photos and videos. So we invited some photographers
and producers to test drive the new camera and they were stunned
by what they can do with the Pixel 2. Timmy McGurr, better known as
13th Witness on Instagram, and filmmaker Zack McTee documented
a recent trip to New Orleans using just the Pixel 2. The film you are about to see
uses no attachments, fancy rigs, or lighting. All of the video footage and
stills were captured on Pixel 2 phones without
any image enhancements or color corrections. Again, each photo and video in
what you just saw was shot using only Pixel 2 phones,
no image enhancements or color corrections. Now the Pixel 2’s camera is
simple enough and smart enough that your photos and
videos can look just as good. So the Pixel 2’s photo
experience doesn’t end when you take a photo or shoot a video. We want users to be able to
easily find them and store them securely without having to worry
about running out of storage. After all, simple storage and
search is part of what makes us Google. So we’re happy to announce that
Pixel 2 users will continue to get free, unlimited storage
for all of the photos and videos they capture in the highest
resolution, including 4K videos and motion photos. This is a big deal. This is a big deal. Pixel users take twice as many
photos as typical iPhone users and store an average of 23
gigabytes of photos and videos per year in Google’s Cloud. If you had to use iCloud, you’d
reach your free limit in less than three months. With Pixel, you can safely and
effortlessly store all of your memories for free. With your permission, Google
Photos automatically tags and categorizes those thousands of
photos and videos it will take with your Pixel 2. You can search for photos
of your friends, of a specific location, of dogs, all without
the hassle of manually tagging or sorting. Finding your photo – the
photo you’re looking for is our problem and not yours. We’re delighted by what we have
been able to achieve with Pixel 2 in terms of photography
and are so excited by all of the moments
that you are going to capture. So to recap, the smart and
simple Pixel 2 has everything you’d expect from a smartphone
and some things you might not. A gorgeous display that brings
your apps, photos, and videos to life. An all-day battery that charges
superfast, plus water resistance and security features to keep
your phone and your data safe. Easy, quick access to the Google
Assistant which understands you and gets smarter
and more helpful all the time. Fun and useful ways to use your
camera like Google Lens and AR. And the best photography from
any phone for brilliant photos and smooth, professional videos. We’re also making it easier
than ever to switch to Pixel. Most new Pixel users will
be able to transfer their stuff from their old phone in less
than ten minutes, including all of your photos,
apps, and even your iMessages. So let’s talk
about availability and pricing. Pixel 2, with its five inch
cinematic display starts at $649 for the 64 gigabyte version. The Pixel 2 XL has a six inch
full screen POLED display and starts at $849. Both phones will be available
in six countries, Australia, Canada, Germany,
India, the UK, and the US. In the US, we’re teaming up with
Verizon to bring you Pixel 2 and you can also buy it on the
Google Store and through Project Fi. You can preorder starting today. We’re also excited to make the
Pixel 2 XL available in Italy, Singapore,
and Spain later this year. And we have a new family of
cases that make your Pixel truly yours. Pixel owners can customize a
live case with a favorite photo, place, artwork, or one of your –
one of our Google Earth designs. We’re also launching a range
of soft knit fabric cases in four colors. And more than two hundred and
fifty Pixel 2 accessories from twenty-five popular brands will
be made available through our Made for Google program. Finally, to make sure you’re
getting the most out of your new phone and the Google Assistant,
we’re including a Google Home Mini with each purchase of
a Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for a limited time in Australia,
Canada, Germany, the UK, and the US. So that’s the new Pixel,
the radically helpful smartphone that combines the best of Google
hardware, software, and AI. We hope
you’ll love it as much as we do.>>JUSTON PAYNE: Alright. So as you’ve seen, we’ve spent
the past year reimagining a simpler, more
helpful smartphone experience. We’ve also been working on some
new products to make your Pixel 2 experience even better. Let’s start with the newly
updated Google Daydream View, our virtual reality headset. We kept everything from last
year that people loved and we made it even better. To start, we have a new lineup
of colors that complement this year’s Made by Google family. We also upgraded the lenses and
the fabrics so the headset has our widest field of view yet and
is super light and comfortable. Of course, what matters most
in a VR headset is where it can take you. Last year we launched with
twenty-five apps and games and now we have more than two
hundred fifty high quality VR titles. We’ve also seen that people love
going places with VR videos so we’re excited to announce
a slate of premium video content coming to Daydream, including
multiple new original series on YouTube VR. And on Google Play Movies, you
can experience new IMAX movies available
for free to Pixel 2 owners. So you get to hang out with
tigers, run alongside elephants, dive into the ocean with some
sharks, and blast into space. With Pixel 2’s new front firing
stereo speakers, these movies sound as amazing as they look. And now you can even cast
the experience to the TV so your friends and family
can see what you’re seeing. The new Google Daydream View
is the best mobile VR headset on the market
and will be available for $99. Today we’re also announcing
a smart new audio accessory that works perfectly with Pixel
2, our first pair of premium wireless headphones. They’re called – they’re
called Google Pixel Buds. Our team designed Pixel Buds for
great sound, delivering clear highs and deep bass, so whether
it’s jazz, house, or a symphony, it all sounds incredible. With Pixel Buds, controlling
your music is super simple because all of the controls
are built into the right earbud. You simply tap to start and stop
your music or swipe forwards and backwards to change the volume. Now what’s amazing is when you
pair your Pixel Buds with your Pixel 2, you get instant
access to the Google Assistant. We optimize the
experience to be quick and easy. Just touch and hold the ear bud
and ask your Assistant to play music, send a text, or give
walking directions all while keeping
your phone in your pocket. It can also alert you to
new notifications and read your messages. Pixel
Buds work great with Pixel. They even give you
access to a new real-time translation experience. It’s an incredible application
of Google Translate powered by machine learning that is like
having a personal translator by your side. To show you how easy this
experience is, I would like to invite Isabelle back on stage
for a conversation in her native language, Swedish. So Isabelle is going to speak
Swedish into her Pixel Buds and I’ll hear the English
translation out of Pixel 2’s front speakers. And then I’ll respond in English
and she’ll hear the Swedish translation in her Pixel Buds. To illustrate this today,
you’ll hear both sides of the conversation. Hey, Isabelle. How’s it going?>>GOOGLE
OLSSON: Speaking Swedish>>GOOGLE
ASSISTANT: Absolutely okay. Thank you.>>JUSTON PAYNE: What
do you think of these cool new headphones?>>GOOGLE
OLSSON: Speaking Swedish>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: My team
designed them so I think they’re pretty cool.>>JUSTON PAYNE: Alright. So while you’re up
here, what color should I get?>>GOOGLE
OLSSON: Speaking Swedish>>GOOGLE ASSISTANT: I think
kind of blue would suit you.>>JUSTON PAYNE: Alright.>>GOOGLE
I think I should go now. The audience would
like to see some more new stuff.>>JUSTON
PAYNE: Thank you, Isabelle. So with Pixel Buds, I can use
real-time Google Translate to have a natural
conversation in forty languages. We’re letting you connect with
the world around you in a more natural way by rethinking
how headphones should work, connecting it to Cloud-based
machine learning, and giving you access
with the touch of a finger. Google Pixel Buds come in a
pocket-sized charging case that provide up to five hours
of listening time with just one charge. And the case holds multiple
charges so you get up to twenty-four hours of listening
time when you’re on the go. Pixel Buds are available in
clearly white, kind of blue, and just black to beautifully
complement your Pixel 2. And they will be available in
November for $159 and preorders begin today. We have
one more product to show you. It’s about photography. Now we all love photos. A lot of our photos let us step
back into a moment with friends, with family. Some of our favorites are
the candid ones like this, that capture the essence of a moment. But the problem is to get those
photos, someone needs to be the photographer on duty waiting to
press the shutter button at just the right moment. And we were thinking, how
do you capture those fleeting, spontaneous moments while
letting yourself be part of the moment? So we’ve been working on that. And I am really excited to share
an entirely new type of camera that works with your Pixel. We call it Google Clips. And this first edition
is specifically designed with parents and pet owners in mind. So you’ll capture more of those
spontaneous smiles, first steps, and first tricks. Now clips has all of the things
you would expect from a great camera, a high performance
lens, a powerful image sensor. It has a shutter button. But that’s not
what this camera is all about. We reimagined this camera from
the inside out, starting with the software and applying
machine learning to build a camera that takes photos for you
so you can enjoy the moment and instantly get
shots you couldn’t get before. Thank you. How does all of that work? It starts with an AI engine
at the core of the camera. Let’s talk
about what that engine does. When you’re behind a camera, you
look for people you care about. You look for smiles. You look for that moment your
dog starts chasing her tail. Clips does all of that for you. Turn it on and it captures
the moment so you can be in the moment. And because the software is
at the core of the camera, it’s going to get smarter over time. We also reimagine what camera
hardware should do for you. Clips is tiny. It weighs almost nothing so
you can easily toss it into your pocket. And it’s a hands-free camera
so you can get these amazing new perspectives on your experience
and get yourself in the shot by attaching clips to almost
anything or setting it down. Now from the beginning, we
knew privacy and control really matter and we’ve been thoughtful
about this for Clips users, their family, and their friends. Let’s start with the basics. It looks like a camera
and it has an indicator light so everyone
knows what the device does. Next, it looks for stable, clear
shots of people you know and you help the camera
learn who is important to you. And finally, all of the machine
learning happens on the device itself so just like any point
and shoot, nothing leaves your device until
you decide to save and share it. This approach to designing and
engineering Clips required some significant technical
breakthroughs to miniaturize the type of powerful machine
learning that only a few years ago needed a super computer. Let’s take a look
at what Clips actually captures. So here are some Clips I’ve
captured with my family at home. Now as you can see, it’s
not just photos that Clips is taking. It’s taking little snippets
that capture the whole moment. We call those, of course, Clips. You can save them as a motion
photo or choose any frame to save as a high resolution still. It’s like having
my own photographer shooting and choosing
the best moments for me. And I just have to swipe to
save to Google Photos which can automatically make movies
out of your clips in seconds. So that’s the new Google Clips,
a new type of camera that brings together the best of Google AI,
software, and hardware to help people more easily capture
genuine, candid moments of family, friends, and pets. Clips will be coming
soon and selling for $249. Take a look at some of these
great Clips from our earliest users. Enjoy.>>RICK
OSTERLOH: Hello again everyone. What you just saw in Pixel Buds
and Clips blends AI with the best of Google software and high
performance hardware to create new, radically
helpful experiences for users. This is our strategy for the
Google hardware team and you’ve seen it come to
life in all of our new products. The two newest members
of the Google Home family, the beautiful new Pixel phones, and
our premium Pixelbook laptop. And of course, the Google
Assistant is the primary way we bring AI to our users. Your personal Google is ready to
get you the help you need when you need it. Talk to it, type, show it what
you see, or just give your phone a squeeze. It’s the simplest way to get
things done and it just works. So here it is, this
year’s Made by Google Family. We’ve created them as a
single set of products that are designed for you with familiar
elements, from soft materials to curved lines,
and simple, stylish colors. They look great together and
they also work great together and perfectly demonstrate our
approach of reimagining hardware from the inside out. Thanks
so much for joining us today. For you live stream viewers,
take a closer look at our new products
at our redesigned Google Store. For everyone here in SFJAZZ,
you’ll get to see everything up close in our demo area outside. Thank you
so much and enjoy your day.

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