Google I/O 2016 – Keynote


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WELCOME TO GOOGLE I/O16! THANK YOU FOR COMING. WE
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE NEXT THREE
DAYS. IT’S GOING TO BE WARM SO PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP
HYDRATED! GOOGLE I/O IS OUR ANNUAL
DEVELOPER FESTIVAL WITH HANDS-ON LEARNING, TECHNICAL TALKS, AND
A CHANCE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT G OOGLE’S LATEST
DEVELOPER PRODUCTS. #IO16 .
WELCOME TO GOOGLE I/O 2015 THANK YOU FOR COMING.
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE NEXT THREE DAYS.
IT’S GOING TO BE WARM, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP
HYDRATED! GOOGLEGOOGLE I/O IS OUR ANNUAL
DEVELOPER FESTIVAL WITH HANDS-ON LEARNING, TECHNICAL
TALKS, AND A CHANCE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT GOOGLE’S LATEST
DEVELOPER PRODUCTS. #io16 [ MUSIC ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] [ MUSIC ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: WELCOME.
WELCOME TO GOOGLE I/O. AND WELCOME TO SHORELINE. IT
FEELS REALLY NICE AND DIFFERENT UP HERE. WE’VE
BEEN DOING IT FOR MANY, MANY YEARS IN MOSCONE, AND IN
FACT, WE’VE BEEN DOING I/O FOR 10 YEARS BUT I FEEL WE
ARE AT A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN TERMS OF WHERE WE ARE GOING
AS A COMPANY AND FELT IT APPROPRIATE TO CHANGE THE
VENUE. DOING IT HERE ALSO ALLOWS US
TO INCLUDE A LOT MORE OF YOU. THERE ARE OVER 7,000 OF YOU
JOINING IN PERSON TODAY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
AND LATER TODAY, AFTER THE KEYNOTE, YOU’LL BE JOINED BY
SEVERAL GOOGLERS, PRODUCT MANAGERS, ENGINEERS, AND
DESIGNERS, SO HOPEFULLY YOU’LL ENGAGE IN MANY, MANY
CONVERSATIONS OVER THE THREE DAYS.
AS ALWAYS, I/O IS BEING LIVE STREAMED AROUND THE WORLD.
THIS YEAR WE HAVE THE LARGEST-EVER AUDIENCE. WE
ARE LIVE STREAMING THIS TO 530 EXTERNAL EVENTS IN OVER A
HUNDRED COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING DUBLIN,
WHICH IS A MAJOR TECH HUB IN EUROPE.
[ CHEERS ] ISTANBUL, WHICH IS OUR OLDEST
GOOGLE DEVELOPER GROUP. [ CHEERS ]
AND EVEN TO COLOMBO SRI LANKA, WHICH IS THE
LARGEST OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES WITH 2,000
PEOPLE. [ CHEERS ]
OUR LARGEST DEVELOPER AUDIENCE ON THE LIVE STREAM
IS FROM CHINA TODAY WITH OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE TUNING IN
LIVE FROM CHINA, SO WELCOME TO THOSE.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] WE LIVE IN VERY, VERY
EXCITING TIMES. COMPUTING HAS HAD AN AMAZING EVOLUTION.
STEPPING BACK, LARRY AND SERGEY FOUNDED GOOGLE 17
YEARS AGO WITH THE GOAL OF HELPING USERS FIND THE
INFORMATION THEY NEED. AT THE TIME, THERE WERE ONLY
300 MILLION PEOPLE ON LINE. MOST OF THEM WERE ON BIG
PHYSICAL COMPUTERS, ON SLOW INTERNET CONNECTIONS.
FAST-FORWARD TODAY. THANKS TO THE RATE AT WHICH
PROCESSORS AND SENSORS HAVE EVOLVED, IT IS TRULY THE
MOMENT OF MOBILE. THERE ARE OVER 3 BILLION PEOPLE
CONNECTED AND THEY ARE USING THE INTERNET IN WAYS WE HAVE
NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THEY LIVE ON THEIR PHONES. THEY USE IT
TO COMMUNICATE, LEARN NEW THINGS, GAIN KNOWLEDGE,
ENTERTAIN THEMSELVES. THEY TAP AN ICON, EXPECT A CAR TO
SHOW UP. THEY TALK TO THEIR PHONES AND EVEN EXPECT MUSIC
TO PLAY IN THE LIVING ROOM. OR SOMETIMES GROCERIES TO
SHOW UP AT THE FRONT DOOR. SO WE ARE PUSHING OURSELVES
REALLY HARD SO THAT GOOGLE IS EVOLVING AND STAYING A STEP
AHEAD OF OUR USERS. ALL THE QUERIES YOU SEE
BEHIND ME ARE LIVE QUERIES COMING IN FROM MOBILE. IN
FACT, TODAY, OVER 50% OF OUR QUERIES COME FROM MOBILE
PHONES. AND THE QUERIES IN COLOR YOU SEE BEHIND ME ARE
VOICE QUERIES. IN THE U.S., ON OUR MOBILE APP IN ANDROID,
ONE IN FIVE QUERIES — 20% OF OUR QUERIES — ARE VOICE
QUERIES AND THAT SHARE IS GROWING. GIVEN HOW
DIFFERENTLY USERS ARE ENGAGING WITH US, WE WANT TO
PUSH OURSELVES AND DELIVER THEM INFORMATION, RICH
INFORMATION, IN THE CONTEXT OF MOBILE.
THIS IS WHY, IF YOU COME TO GOOGLE TODAY AND SEARCH FOR
BEYONCE, YOU DON’T JUST GET TEN BLUE LINKS. YOU GET A
RICH INFORMATION CARD WITH MUSIC. YOU CAN LISTEN TO HER
SONGS, FIND INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING SHOW EVENTS, AND
BOOK IT RIGHT THERE. YOU CAN COME AND ASK US DIFFERENT
QUERIES. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OR CHAMPIONS
LEAGUE, AND WE AGAIN GIVE YOU RICH IN-DEPTH INFORMATION.
AND WE DO THIS ACROSS THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF
CATEGORIES GLOBALLY AT SCALE. YOU CAN COME TO GOOGLE
LOOKING FOR NEWS AS WELL. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU’RE
INTERESTED IN HYPERLOOP, AN EXCITING TECHNOLOGY, WE GIVE
YOU INFORMATION WITH AMP RIGHT THERE IN SEARCH RESULTS
AND THEY LOAD INSTANTLY AND YOU CAN SCROLL THROUGH THEM.
AMAZING TO SEE HOW PEOPLE ENGAGE DIFFERENTLY WITH
GOOGLE. IT’S NOT JUST ENOUGH TO GIVE THEM LINKS. WE
REALLY NEED TO HELP THEM GET THINGS DONE IN THE REAL
WORLD. THIS IS WHY WE ARE EVOLVING
SEARCH TO BE MUCH MORE ASSISTIVE. WE’VE BEEN LAYING
THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS FOR MANY, MANY YEARS THROUGH
INVESTMENTS IN DEEP AREAS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE. WE BUILT
THE KNOWLEDGE GRAPH. WE TODAY HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING
OF 1 BILLION ENTITIES. PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS.
AND THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THEM AND THE REAL WORLD. WE
HAVE DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED THE QUALITY OF OUR VOICE
RECOGNITION. WE RECENTLY STARTED TRAINING OUR DATA
SETS WITH NOISY BACKGROUNDS DELIBERATELY, SO THAT WE CAN
HEAR PEOPLE MORE ACCURATELY. THE QUALITY HAS IMPROVED
RECENTLY BY 25%. IMAGE RECOGNITION AND
COMPUTER VISION. WE CAN DO THINGS WHICH WE NEVER THOUGHT
WE COULD DO BEFORE. IF YOU’RE IN GOOGLE PHOTOS
TODAY, AND YOU SEARCH FOR HUGS, WE ACTUALLY PULL AN ALL
THE PICTURES OF PEOPLE HUGGING IN YOUR PERSONAL
COLLECTION. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
WE HAVE RECENTLY EXTENDED THIS TO VIDEOS, SO YOU CAN
SAY “SHOW ME MY DOG VIDEOS” AND WE ACTUALLY GO THROUGH
YOUR VIDEOS AND PULL OUT YOUR FAVORITE VIDEOS.
TRANSLATION. 10 YEARS AGO, WE COULD
TRANSLATE, MACHINE-TRANSLATE IN TWO LANGUAGES. TODAY WE
DO THAT FOR OVER A HUNDRED LANGUAGES AND EVERY SINGLE
DAY WE TRANSLATE OVER 140 BILLION WORDS FOR OUR
USERS. WE EVEN DO REALTIME VISUAL
TRANSLATION. IF YOU’RE A CHINESE USER AND YOU RUN INTO
A MENU IN ENGLISH, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO HOLD UP YOUR
PHONE AND WE CAN TRANSLATE IT INTO ENGLISH FOR YOU.
PROGRESS IN ALL OF THESE AREAS IS ACCELERATING, THANKS
TO PROFOUND ADVANCES IN MACHINE LEARNING AND AI, AND
I BELIEVE WE ARE AT A SEMINAL MOMENT.
WE AS GOOGLE HAVE EVOLVED SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE PAST
10 YEARS AND WE BELIEVE WE ARE POISED TO TAKE A BIG LEAP
FORWARD IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS. SO LEVERAGING OUR
STATE-OF-THE-ART CAPABILITIES IN MACHINE LEARNING AND AI,
WE TRULY WANT TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN BEING MORE
ASSISTIVE FOR OUR USERS. SO TODAY, WE ARE ANNOUNCING THE
GOOGLE ASSISTANT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
SO WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY “THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT”?
WE WANT TO BE THERE FOR OUR USERS ASKING THEM, “HI, HOW
CAN I HELP?” WE THINK OF THE ASSISTANT IN A VERY SPECIFIC
WAY. WE THINK OF IT AS A CONVERSATIONAL ASSISTANT. WE
WANT USERS TO HAVE AN ONGOING, TWO-WAY DIALOGUE
WITH GOOGLE. WE WANT YOU TO HELP GET THINGS DONE IN YOUR
REAL WORLD AND WE WANT TO DO IT FOR YOU, UNDERSTANDING
YOUR CONTEXT, GIVING YOU CONTROL OF IT. WE THINK OF
THIS AS BUILDING EACH USER THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL GOOGLE.
WE ALREADY HAVE ELEMENTS OF THE ASSISTANT WORKING HARD
FOR OUR USERS. I MENTIONED EARLIER THAT 20% OF QUERIES
ON OUR MOBILE APP IN ANDROID IN THE U.S. ARE VOICE
QUERIES. EVERY SINGLE DAY, PEOPLE SAY OKAY, GOOGLE. AND
ASK US QUESTIONS THAT WE HELP THEM WITH AND WE HAVE STARTED
BECOMING TRULY CONVERSATIONAL BECAUSE OF OUR STRENGTHS IN
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN BE IN
FRONT OF THIS STRUCTURE IN CHICAGO AND ASK GOOGLE, “WHO
DESIGNED THIS?” YOU DON’T NEED TO SEE “THE BEAN” OR
“THE CLOUD GATE.” WE UNDERSTAND YOUR CONTEXT AND
WE ANSWER THAT THE DESIGNER IS ANEARBY ANISH KAPOOR.
HERE’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE. YOU CAN ASK GOOGLE, “WHO DIRECTED
THE REVENANT?” >>Google: THE RELEVANT WAS
DIRECTED BY. >>Sundar Pichai: AND YOU CAN
FOLLOW UP THAT WITH A QUESTION SHOW ME HIS WORDS.
BECAUSE I FIND THAT NAME VERY, VERY HARD TO PRONOUNCE.
AND GOOGLE COULD PICK THAT CONVERSATION UP AND RETURN
THE RIGHT ANSWER. THIS HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN
REALLY HARD TO DO FOR COMPUTERS. THE REASON WE ARE
ABLE TO DO IT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE INVESTED THE LAST DECADE
IN BUILDING THE WORLD’S BEST NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
TECHNOLOGY. IN OUR ABILITY TO DO CONVERSATIONAL
UNDERSTANDING IS FAR AHEAD OF WHAT OTHER ASSISTANTS CAN DO.
ESPECIALLY IF YOU LOOK AT FOLLOW-ON QUERIES, OUR
STUDIES SHOW THAT WE ARE AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE AHEAD OF
EVERYONE ELSE. SO TODAY PEOPLE ARE USING
GOOGLE AND ASKING US QUESTIONS IN MANY, MANY
DIFFERENT WAYS, SO WE’VE PUT TOGETHER A SHORT VIDEO SO
THAT YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK. [ VIDEO PLAYING ]
[ MUSIC ]
OKAY, GOOGLE., SHOW ME THE TRAILER FOR ANGRY BIRDS.
>>>FIRE! >>>HOW OLD IS THE TAJ MAHAL?
WHOA. TAKE ME THERE. >>>HERE ARE SOME HEADLINES.
>>>WHAT’S PICASSO’S FULL NAME?
>>>PABLO DIEGO JOSÉ FRANCISCO DE PAULA JUAN
NEPOMUCENO MARÍA DE LOS REMEDIOS CIPRIANO DE LA
SANTÍSIMA TRINIDAD RUIZ Y PICASSO.
>>>YOU’RE ON THE FASTEST ROUTE.
>>>PLAY LAUGHING OWL. [ LAUGHING OWL ]
>>>OKAY, GOOGLE., I’M ON A THAT SELL.
>>>HELLO. >>>SHOW ME MY GRADUATION
PHOTOS. >>>ON MY BLOG.
>>>IT’S 29 DEGREES AND CLEAR.
>>>YOUR ORDER HAS SHIPPED. >>>HERE ARE YOUR SCORES.
[ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]
[ CHEERS ] >>Sundar Pichai: AS YOU CAN
SEE, USERS ARE ALREADY LOOKING TO GOOGLE TO GET —
TO HELP THEM GET THINGS DONE, BUT WE BELIEVE WE ARE JUST
GETTING STARTED. WE BELIEVE THIS IS A LONG JOURNEY AND
GIVEN IT’S A JOURNEY, WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT THE FUTURE. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU THE KIND OF THINGS
WE ASPIRE TO BE ABLE TO. LET ME DO THAT WITH AN
EXAMPLE. HERE’S A COMMON SITUATION.
IT’S A FRIDAY NIGHT. I’M SURE MANY OF YOU CAN RELATE
TO IT. BACK HOME, I WANT TO TAKE MY FAMILY TO A MOVIE.
YOU KNOW, YOU NORMALLY PULL OUT YOUR PHONE, RESEARCH
MOVIES, LOOK AT THE REVIEWS, FIND SHOWS NEARBY, AND TRY TO
BOOK A TICKET. YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO BE THERE
IN THESE MOMENTS HELPING YOU. SO YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ASK
GOOGLE, “WHAT’S PLAYING TONIGHT?” AND BY THE WAY,
TODAY, IF YOU ASK THAT QUESTION, WE DO RETURN MOVIE
RESULTS, BUT WE WANT TO GO A STEP FURTHER. WE WANT TO
UNDERSTAND YOUR CONTEXT AND MAYBE SUGGEST THREE RELEVANT
MOVIES WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE NEARBY.
I SHOULD BE ABLE TO LOOK AT IT AND MAYBE TELL GOOGLE, “WE
WANT TO BRING THE KIDS THIS TIME.” AND THEN IF THAT’S
THE CASE, GOOGLE SHOULD REFINE THE ANSWER AND SUGGEST
FAMILY-FRIENDLY OPTIONS. AND MAYBE EVEN ASK ME, “WOULD
YOU LIKE FOUR TICKETS TO ANY OF THESE?”
AND IF I SAY, “SURE, LET’S DO JUNGLE BOOK,” IT SHOULD GO
AHEAD AND GET THE TICKETS AND HAVE THEM READY WAITING FOR
ME WHEN I NEED IT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
AS YOU CAN SEE, I ENGAGED IN A CONVERSATION WITH GOOGLE
AND IT HELPED ME GET THINGS DONE IN MY CONTEXT.
AND BY THE WAY, THIS IS JUST ONE VERSION OF THE
CONVERSATION. THIS COULD HAVE GONE MANY, MANI’
MANY, MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. FOR EXAMPLE,
WHEN GOOGLE RETURNED THE RESULTS, I COULD HAVE ASKED,
“IS JUNGLE BOOK ANY GOOD?” AND GOOGLE COULD HAVE GIVEN
ME THE REVIEWS AND MAYBE EVEN SHOWN ME A TRAILER. AND BY
THE WAY, I SAW THE MOVIE. IT’S TERRIFIC. AND HOPE YOU
GET TO SEE IT AS WELL. [ LAUGHTER ]
EVERY SINGLE CONVERSATION IS DIFFERENT. EVERY SINGLE
CONTEXT IS DIFFERENT. AND WE ARE WORKING HARD TO DO THIS
FOR BILLIONS OF CONVERSATIONS, FOR BILLIONS
OF USERS AROUND THE WORLD, FOR EVERYONE.
WE THINK OF THE ASSISTANT AS AN AMBIENT EXPERIENCE THAT
EXTENDS ACROSS DEVICES. I THINK COMPUTING IS POISED TO
EVOLVE BEYOND JUST PHONES. IT WILL BE IN THE CONTEXT OF
A USER’S DAILY LIFE. IT WILL BE ON THEIR PHONES, DEVICES
THEY WEAR, IN THEIR CARS, AND EVEN IN THEIR LIVING ROOMS.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU’RE IN ONE OF THE HUNDRED DIFFERENT
ANDROID AUTO MODELS AND YOU’RE DRIVING AND YOU SAY,
“LET’S HAVE CURRY TONIGHT,” WE KNOW THE WARRIORS ARE
TONIGHT AND STEPH CURRY IS PLAYING BUT YOU KNOW ALL
YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IS FOOD, AND WE SHOULD BE SMART AND
LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS READY AND MAYBE EVEN HAVE IT
WAITING FOR YOU AT YOUR HOME. TALKING ABOUT YOUR HOME,
WE’VE ALREADY BUILT MANY, MANY PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME.
TODAY, WE HAVE SOLD OVER 25 MILLION CHROMECAST
DEVICES, SO WE’VE BEEN THINKING HARD ABOUT HOW TO
BRING THIS VISION OF GOOGLE ASSISTANT INTO YOUR HOME.
CREDIT TO THE TEAM AT AMAZON FOR CREATING A LOT OF
EXCITEMENT IN THIS SPACE. WE’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT OUR
OWN UNIQUE APPROACH AND WE ARE GETTING READY TO LAUNCH
SOMETHING LATER THIS YEAR. TO GIVE YOU A PREVIEW, I’M
GOING TO INVITE MARIO FROM THE CHROMECAST TEAM.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Mario Quieroz: THANKS,
SUNDAR. TODAY WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AN EARLY PREVIEW OF
HOW WE’RE BRINGING THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT TO THE HOME.
OUR AS ASPIRATION IS TO MAKE THE
ASSISTANT USEFUL AND ENJOYABLE IN ONE OF THE MOST
IMPORTANT PLACES IN YOUR WORLD: WHERE YOU SPEND TIME
WITH YOUR FAMILY. WHEN I WALK INTO MY HOUSE, I WANT TO
BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE GOOGLE
ASSISTANT, BUT I SHOULD BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH IT IN A
HANDS-FREEWAY, SIMPLY USING MY VOICE WITHOUT HAVING TO
TAKE OUT MY PHONE. THIS IS WHY WE’RE CREATING
GOOGLE HOME, A DEVICE WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER THIS YEAR.
GOOGLE HOME LETS YOU ENJOY MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE, MANAGE EVERYDAY TASKS MORE
EASILY, AND ASK GOOGLE WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW.
ALL OF THIS WILL BE DONE BY SPEAKING WITH THE ASSISTANT.
IT WILL LET ANYONE IN THE FAMILY, KIDS OR ADULTS, HAVE
A CONVERSATION WITH GOOGLE. GOOGLE HOME IS UNMATCHED IN
FAR-FIELD VOICE RECOGNITION SINCE ITS POWERED BY MORE
THAN TEN YEARS OF INNOVATION IN NATURAL LANGUAGE
PROCESSING. I CAN CONTINUE THE TWO-WAY
DIALOGUE WITH THE ASSISTANT THAT SUNDAR MENTIONED
EARLIER, WHETHER I’M STANDING NEARBY COOKING DINNER OR
SITTING ACROSS THE ROOM PLAYING A GAME WITH MY
DAUGHTER. WITH GOOGLE HOME, WE SET OUT
TO CREATE AND DESIGN A BEAUTIFUL PRODUCT THAT’S WARM
AND INVITING AND FITS NATURALLY IN MANY AREAS OF
THE HOME. WE’RE DESIGNING THE TOP TO
BLEND INTO YOUR HOME. WE’LL GIVE YOU THE OPTION TO
CUSTOMIZE THE BASE WITH DIFFERENT COLORS AND
FINISHES, INCLUDING METAL AND FABRIC TO REFLECT YOUR HOME’S
STYLE, WHETHER IT BE IN THE LIVING ROOM, THE KITCHEN, OR
THE BEDROOM.
WE’RE PUTTING A LOT OF CRAFTSMANSHIP INTO THE
HARDWARE DESIGN, INCLUDING THE LEDs’S PLACEMENT AND
CHOREOGRAPHY, THE SPEAKER WHICH WILL FILL YOUR ROOM
WITH MUSIC, THE MICROPHONE SYSTEM, AND THE CLEAN FACE
WITHOUT ANY BUTTONS.
. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
THIS IS GOOGLE HOME! WE THINK IT WILL BE A
BEAUTIFUL ADDITION TO ANY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE. AND
WE’RE EVEN MORE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT IT’S GOING TO DO FOR YOU.
FIRST, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT ARE A BIG PART
OF WHAT MAKES BEING AT HOME RELAXING AND FUN. NOT LONG
AGO, WE INTRODUCED CHROMECAST, DESIGNED TO PLAY
YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS, MOVIES, AND YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON THE
BIGGEST SCREEN IN YOUR HOUSE. LAST YEAR, WE ADDED
CHROMECAST AUDIO TO BRING THE EUSK YOU LOVE TO YOUR BEST
SPEAKERS. CHROMECAST HAS BEEN ONE OF
THE HOTTEST-SELLING CONSUMER ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS SINCE
THE DAY IT LAUNCHED, AND GOOGLE HOME WILL BUILD ON
THOSE EXPERIENCES. GOOGLE HOME IS A WI-FI
SPEAKER THAT STREAMS MUSIC DIRECTLY FROM THE CLOUD SO
YOU GET THE HIGHEST QUALITY PLAYBACK.
IT WILL DELIVER RICH BASS AND CLEAR HIGHS ALL FROM A
BEAUTIFUL, COMPACT FORM FACTOR.
OF COURSE YOU CAN ACCESS SONGS, PLAYLISTS, ALBUMS,
ARTISTS, AND PODCASTS FROM YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC SERVICES
JUST BY ASKING WITH YOUR VOICE.
OR IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN SEND MUSIC FROM YOUR ANDROID
OR iOS DEVICE THROUGH GOOGLE CAST. AND UNLIKE
OTHER HOME ASSISTANTS, GOOGLE CAST SUPPORT ALLOWS YOU TO
CONTROL OTHER SPEAKERS IN YOUR HOME, WITHOUT
COMPLICATED SETUP. SO WHEN YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO
COLDPLAY IN THE LIVING ROOM SPEAKERS, YOU CAN SIMPLY SAY,
“PLAY VIVA LAVIDA” IN THE LIVING ROOM AND IT WILL START
PLAYING. CAST SUPPORT ALSO ENABLES MULTI-ROOM PLAYBACK
SO YOU CAN ADD ONE OR MORE GOOGLE HOME DEVICES TO A
GROUP OF SPEAKERS AND REALLY BLAST YOUR FAVORITE TUNES.
AND IT LETS YOU CONTROL YOUR VIDEO CONTENT, TOO. LET’S
SAY THAT YOU WANT TO WATCH THAT EPISODE OF JIMMY KIMMEL
OR THE TRENDING YOUTUBE VIDEO ON YOUR TV. JUST TELL GOOGLE
HOME, AND THE CONTENT WILL APPEAR ON THE BIGGEST,
BRIGHTEST SCREEN IN YOUR HOUSE.
NEXT, GOOGLE HOME WILL BECOME MORE AND MORE OF A CONTROL
CENTER FOR YOUR WHOLE HOME. HOME IS WHERE LOTS OF DAILY
TASKS JUST NEED TO GET DONE. HAVING ACCESS TO THE GOOGLE
ASSISTANT MAKES THIS A LOT EASIER. IT’S LIKE HAVING A
VOICE-ACTIVATED REMOTE CONTROL TO THE REAL WORLD
WHENEVER YOU NEED IT. YOU CAN DO THE BASICS LIKE
SETTING ALARMS AND TIMERS OR MANAGING TO-DO LISTS AND
SHOPPING LISTS. WE’RE ALSO DESIGNING GOOGLE HOME TO
CONNECT YOUR SMART HOME SEAMLESSLY. IT WILL SUPPORT
THE MOST POPULAR HOME NETWORKING SYSTEMS SO THAT
YOU CAN EASILY CONTROL YOUR LIGHTS, THERMOSTATS,
SWITCHES, AND MORE, INCLUDING OUR OWN NEST DEVICES.
FURTHER IN THE FUTURE, WE’LL WORK WITH DEVELOPERS TO MAKE
IT POSSIBLE TO CONTROL THINGS BEYOND THE HOME, LIKE BOOKING
A CAR, ORDERING DINNER, OR SENDING FLOWERS TO MOM, AND
MUCH, MUCH MORE, ALL WITH JUST YOUR VOICE.
THIRD, GOOGLE HOME LETS YOU ASK GOOGLE ABOUT ANYTHING YOU
WANT TO KNOW. OF COURSE YOU CAN GET THE BASICS LIKE THE
WEATHER OR FACTS THAT YOU MIGHT FIND ON WIKIPEDIA. BUT
WHAT MAKES GOOGLE HOME REALLY SHINE IS THAT IT HAS SEARCH
BUILT IN. IT DRAWS ON 17 YEARS OF
INNOVATION IN ORGANIZING THE WORLD’S INFORMATION TO ANSWER
QUESTIONS WHICH ARE DIFFICULT FOR OTHER ASSISTANTS TO
HANDLE. YOU MIGHT ASK: HOW MUCH FAT IS IN AN AVOCADO?
OR: WHAT IS DRAYMOND GREEN’S JERSEY NUMBER? AND THEN
FOLLOW-UP THAT LAST QUESTION WITH WHERE DID HE GO TO
COLLEGE? OR TRY SOMETHING MORE COMPLEX. WHAT WAS THE
U.S. POPULATION WHEN NASA WAS ESTABLISHED?
YOU’LL GET IMMEDIATE, ACCURATE ANSWERS FROM GOOGLE
EACH TIME. AND THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT NOT
ONLY KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THE WORLD, BUT IT WILL STAND
APART IN HOW IT CAN ALSO GET TO KNOW YOU OVER TIME. WITH
YOUR PERMISSION, OF COURSE. IT CAN HELP YOU RETRIEVE YOUR
TRAVEL ITINERARY, YOUR DAILY SCHEDULE, YOUR TRAFFIC TO
WORK, YOUR PACKAGE DELIVERY INFORMATION, AND MUCH MORE.
AND AS GOOGLE KEEPS GETTING BETTER, SO WILL GOOGLE HOME.
SO THAT’S GOOGLE HOME. A BEAUTIFUL, SMART,
VOICE-ENABLED ASSISTANT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. ENJOY
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE,
MANAGE EVERYDAY TASKS EFFORTLESSLY, AND ASK GOOGLE
WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW. IT’S EARLY DAYS, BUT WE WANT
TO GIVE YOU AND SHOW YOU HOW WE ENVISION THE GOOGLE
ASSISTANT COMING TO LIFE AT HOME. WE CREATED A SHORT
VIDEO TO BRING THE PRODUCT INTO A FAMILY SETTING TO
CAPTURE WHAT IT MIGHT BE LIKE IN THE FUTURE TO HAVE YOUR
PERSONAL GOOGLE AROUND THE HOUSE.
LET’S ROLL THE VIDEO. [ VIDEO PLAYING ]
>>>OKAY, GOOGLE. PLAY THE MORNING PLAYLIST.
>>Google: OKAY. PLAYING MORNING PLAYLIST.
[ MUSIC ] >>>OKAY, GOOGLE, PLAY MUSIC
IN ALL ROOMS. [ MUSIC ]
>>>OKAY, GOOGLE, I’M LISTENING.
>>Google: YOUR FLIGHT TO PORTLAND IS DELAYED BY 30
MINUTES. >>>CHANGE MY DINNER
RESERVATION TONIGHT FROM SEVEN TO EIGHT.
>>Google: YOUR RESERVATION AT ANDINA IS NOW CONFIRMED
FOR 8:00 P.M. >>>HEY, GOOGLE, TEXT LOUISE,
FLIGHT DELAYED, DINNER MOVED TO 8:00.
>>Google: OKAY. MESSAGE SENT.
>>>GOOD MORNING. >>>MORNING.
>>>HEY, GOOGLE, TURN THE LIGHTS ON IN KEVIN’S ROOM.
>>>I THOUGHT YOU FINISHED THAT ALREADY.
>>>UM, I FORGOT. OKAY, GOOGLE, WHAT’S APPLES
IN SPANISH? >>Google: MANZANAS.
>>>HEY, GOOGLE, HAS MY PACKAGE SHIPPED?
>>Google: YES, IT’S ALREADY SHIPPED. IT WILL ARRIVE
TOMORROW. >>>OH, IS THAT FOR ME?
>>>MAYBE. >>>INTERESTING.
>>>OKAY, GOOGLE, HOW MANY STARS ARE IN OUR GALAXY?
>>Google: WELL, THERE ARE ABOUT 100 TO 400 BILLION
STAIRS ACCORDING TO SPACE.COM.
>>>WHICH STAR IS THE CLOSEST?
>>Google: ACCORDING TO NASA, THE NEAREST STAR SYSTEM IS
ALPHA CENTAURI. >>>CAN YOU XIAOMI WHAT IT
SHOW ME WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THE TV?
>>>OKAY, GOOGLE, HOW IS TRAFFIC FROM PEBBLE ROCK SCHOOL TO THE AIRPORT?
>>Google: YOUR NORMAL ROUTE HAS HEAVY TRAFFIC. THERE’S A
FASTER ONE THAT WILL TAKE ABOUT 35 MINUTES. I’VE SENT
IT TO YOUR PHONE. >>>OKAY. LET’S GO.
>>>DAD? >>>HEY, GOOGLE, WHAT’S ON
THE CALENDAR TODAY? >>Google: THE FIRST EVENT IS
SPACE DAY AT KEVIN’S SCHOOL. IT STARTS AT 8:00 A.M.
>>>SPACE DAY. ARE YOU READY, BUDDY?
>>>READY. >>>LET’S GO.
[ VIDEO CONCLUDES. >>>OKAY, GOOGLE. GOOD-BYE.
>>Google: GOOD-BYE. [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
>>Mario Quieroz: WE’RE REALLY, REALLY EXCITED ABOUT
WHAT’S AHEAD. GOOGLE HOME WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER THIS
YEAR. IN THE MEANTIME, TO STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH THE
LATEST NEWS, PLEASE SIGN UP AT GOOGLE.COM/HOME.
WE WANTED TO SHARE THIS EARLY PREVIEW AT I/O SO THAT WE CAN
WORK WITH PARTNERS IN A MORE OPEN WAY TO DELIVER AWESOME
EXPERIENCES AT LAUNCH. WE’LL HAVE A LOT MORE TO SHARE SOON
WITH THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW TO BEGIN TO
INTEGRATE WITH THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT.
AND WITH THAT, LET ME ASK SUNDAR BACK ON STAGE.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: THANK YOU,
MARIO. IT’S REALLY EXCITING TO SEE THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT
COME TO LIFE WITH GOOGLE HOME AND TO HELP PEOPLE GET THINGS
DONE. TO DO THIS WELL AS MARIO MENTIONED, WE REALLY
NEED TO WORK WITH DEVELOPERS AND THIRD PARTIES SO THAT WE
CAN PROVIDE THESE ACTIONS FOR OUR USERS.
WE ALREADY DO THIS A LOT AT GOOGLE TODAY. USING GOOGLE
PRODUCTS, YOU CAN ALREADY BOOK A MOVIE TICKET WITH
FANDANGO, GET A CAR WITH UBER, LISTEN TO MUSIC ON
SPOTIFY, BOOK A RESTAURANT WITH OPENTABLE, MAYBE RECORD
A RIDE WITH STRAVA, AND MANY, MANY MORE SUCH USE CASES.
SO WE ARE THINKING ABOUT THIS THOUGHTFULLY, AND WE’RE
WORKING ON A COMPREHENSIVE WAY BY WHICH THIRD-PARTY
DEVELOPERS CAN INTERACT WITH THE ASSISTANT, AND WE’LL BE
SHARING A LOT MORE IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS.
I TALKED EARLIER THAT WE ARE WORKING HARD AT CORE USE
CASES ON MOBILE. ONE SUCH IMPORTANT USE CASE IS PHOTOS.
LAST YEAR, THANKS TO THE ADVANCES IN COMPUTER VISION,
WE APPROACHED PHOTOS WITH A NEW PERSPECTIVE. WE
ANNOUNCED GOOGLE PHOTO AT GOOGLE I/O LAST YEAR WITH THE
GOAL TO HELP USERS FIND AND ORGANIZE THEIR PHOTOS AND
VIDEOS, KEEP THEM SAFE, AND SHARE THEM EFFORTLESSLY WITH
THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON ANY DEVICE.
WE’VE SEEN TREMENDOUS ADOPTION WITH GOOGLE PHOTOS,
AND JUST IN THE PAST YEAR, WE HAVE SEEN TREMENDOUS
ADOPTION, AND TODAY WE ARE AT OVER 200 MILLION MONTHLY
ACTIVE USERS. [ APPLAUSE ]
OUR COMPUTER VISION SYSTEMS HAVE AUTOMATICALLY APPLIED
OVER 2 TRILLION LABELS. THIS IS WHAT ALLOWS US, WHEN YOU
SEARCH FOR POMERANIAN, TO FIND THE RIGHT PICTURE. AND
BY THE WAY, OVER 24 BILLION OF THOSE LABELS ARE FOR
SELFIES. [ LAUGHTER ]
WE EVEN HAVE POMERANIAN SELFIES.
[ LAUGHTER ] GOOGLE PHOTOS SHOWS WHAT’S
POSSIBLE WHEN YOU APPROACH AN EXISTING AREA FROM A NEW
PERSPECTIVE. ANOTHER CORE USE CASE ON
USERS’ PHONES IS COMMUNICATIONS. IT’S AN
EXCITING AREA, AND THERE IS A LOT OF INNOVATION. BUT GIVEN
OUR ADVANCEMENTS IN MACHINE LEARNING, WE WANTED TO
APPROACH THIS CORE USE CASE WITH A NEW PERSPECTIVE. ERIK
KAY IS GOING TO JOIN TO TALK TO YOU MORE ABOUT IT.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE >>Erik Kay: ] THANKS, SUNDAR.
YOU KNOW, COMMUNICATIONS IS ALL ABOUT SHARING LIFE’S
MOMENTS. THAT GREAT RESTAURANT I FOUND, THE
WINNING SHOT IN OVERTIME, MY DAUGHTER’S RECITAL. TODAY I
CAN SHARE MOMENTS LIKE THESE THE SECOND THEY HAPPEN, JUST
BY PULLING OUT MY PHONE AND SENDING A MESSAGE.
COMMUNICATIONS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIVES,
AND IT’S AN IMPORTANT FOCUS FOR GOOGLE AS WELL. WHAT
MAKES ME PERSONALLY EXCITED ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS IS THE
POTENTIAL FOR INNOVATION WHEN YOU COMBINE THE POWER OF
MOBILE WITH ADVANCEMENTS IN MACHINE LEARNING.
SO TODAY WE’RE GIVING YOU A LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
WITH TWO NEW COMMUNICATION APPS THAT SHOW WHAT’S
POSSIBLE WHEN WE BRING GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY TO THIS ESSENTIAL
HUMAN ACTIVITY. THE FIRST IS A NEW MESSAGING
APP CALLED ALLO. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
THANK YOU. ALLO IS A SMART MESSAGING
APP. IT LEARNS OVER TIME TO MAKE CONVERSATIONS EASIER,
MORE EXPRESSIVE, AND MORE PRODUCTIVE BY BRINGING ALL
THE RICHNESS OF GOOGLE RIGHT INTO YOUR CHAT. ALLO IS
BASED ON YOUR PHONE NUMBER SO YOU CAN EASILY GET IN TOUCH
WITH ANYONE IN YOUR PHONE BOOK.
THIS MORNING, WE’RE GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH THREE AREAS
THAT MAKE ALLO REALLY SPECIAL. FIRST ARE SOME WAYS
TO EXPRESS YOURSELF AND KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING.
THEN, WE’LL TALK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE THE GOOGLE
ASSISTANT BUILT RIGHT INTO YOUR MESSAGING APP. AND,
FINALLY, WE’LL TELL YOU HOW ALLO KEEPS YOUR CONVERSATIONS
PRIVATE AND SECURE. SO LET’S GET STARTED.
ON THE STAGE WITH ME TO HELP DEMO IS AMIT. HE LEADS
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
AND ON THE SCREEN BEHIND ME YOU CAN SEE AMIT’S IN A
CHAT — IN A CONVERSATION WITH HIS FRIEND JOY. SO WE
DESIGNED ALLO TO HELP YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF AND KEEP THE
CONVERSATION GOING. SO, OF COURSE, THERE’S A GREAT
SELECTION OF STICKERS WHICH WE’VE SOURCED FROM
INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AND CONTENT PRODUCERS FROM AROUND
THE WORLD. BUT EXPRESSION IS MORE THAN JUST EMOJIS AND
STICKERS. SO WE’VE ADDED MORE FEATURES THAT HELP YOU
SAY WHAT YOU MEAN. FIRST, LET’S LOOK AT WHISPER SHOUT.
WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU A WAY TO ADD MORE EMOTION TO YOUR
WORDS. SOMETIMES YOU WANT TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS BIG AND
BOLD. OTHER TIMES YOU %%%CHUCK{^P|START}START WANT
TO SAY THINGS A BIT MORE SOFTLY.
WHISPER SHOUT LET’S YOU EXPREPS HOW
EXPRESS HOW YOU REALLY FEEL BY MAKING YOUR REPLIES VERY
BIG OR VERY SMALL. AMIT, CAN YOU SHOW EVERYONE HOW THAT
WORKS? SO AMIT HAS TYPED “YAY” AND
THRONE A SMILEY THROWN A SMILEY FACE IN
THERE. RATHER THAN HITTING THE TAP BUTTON, HE SLIDES THE
BUTTON DOWN TO WHISPER AND UP TO SHOUT. DOWN TO WHISPER
AND UP AGAIN TO SHOUT. [ APPLAUSE ] I THINK IT’S PRETTY COOL,
TOO. NO MORE YELLING IN ALL CAPS TO GET YOUR POINT
ACROSS. IT’S ALSO FUN TO ADD EMOTION
TO YOUR PHOTOS. AND INK LET’S YOU GET CREATIVE WITH
THE PHOTOS YOU SEND. AMIT’S PICKED A PHOTO OF HIS
ADORABLE BABY GIRL AND WROTE AHOY ON THE LITTLE SAILOR.
POSTED IT. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. I USE INK ALL THE TIME. IT’S
REALLY FUN. ANOTHER WAY ALLO HELPS YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF IS
BY LETTING YOU TYPE LESS, A LOT LESS. WE’VE TAKEN A PAGE
FROM THE INBOX PLAYBOOK AND BUILT SMART REPLY RIGHT INTO
YOUR CHAT CONVERSATIONS. [ APPLAUSE ] THIS IS ESPECIALLY POWERFUL
IN MESSAGING WHEN YOU’RE ON THE GO. SO NOW YOU CAN KEEP
YOUR CONVERSATIONS GOING WITH JUST A QUICK TAP. SO YOU CAN
SEE WHEN JOY ASKS: DINNER LATER? THAT AMIT HAS OFFERED
TWO SMART REPLY SUGGESTIONS: I’M BUSY AND I’M IN! OKAY.
I PROMISE I WON’T ACT OUT ANY MORE EMOJIS.
[ LAUGHTER ] SO ALLO USES MACHINE LEARNING
TO SUGGEST REPLIES ON THE FLY, ANTICIPATING WHAT YOU
MIGHT WANT TO SAY NEXT. NOW, THESE AREN’T JUST CANNED
REPLIES. ALLO LEARNS OVER TIME AND WILL SUGGEST
RESPONSES BASED ON HOW YOU LIKE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF.
THE MORE YOU USE ALLO THE BETTER THE SUGGESTIONS WILL
BECOME. SO THE SUGGESTIONS YOU SEE ARE UNIQUE TO YOU.
YOU CAN SAY THE THINGS YOU WANT WITHOUT HAVING TO TYPE A
SINGLE WORD. AND SINCE MESSAGING ISN’T JUST ABOUT
TEXT, SMART REPLIES CONTAIN STICKERS AND EMOJIS, TOO,
BECAUSE AS THEY SAY, AN EMOJI’S WORTH A THOUSAND
WORDS. DO THEY SAY THAT? [ LAUGHTER ]
NOW I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING REALLY COOL. ALLO
EVEN OFFERS SMART REPLIES WHEN PEOPLE SEND PHOTOS TO
YOU. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THIS WORKS BECAUSE IN
ADDITION TO UNDERSTANDING TEXT, ALLO BUILDS ON GOOGLE’S
COMPUTER VISION CAPABILITIES TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE
CONTENT AND THE CONTEXT OF IMAGES. IN THIS CASE, ALLO
UNDERSTOOD THAT THE PICTURE WAS OF A DOG, THAT IT WAS A
CUTE DOG, AND EVEN THE BREED OF THE DOG. IN OUR INTERNAL
TESTING, WE FOUND THAT ALLO IS 90% ACCURATE IN
DETERMINING WHETHER A DOG DESERVES THE “CUTE DOG”
RESPONSE. [ LAUGHTER ]
SO LET’S TRY SOMETHING EVEN HARDER. WHEN JOY SENDS A
PHOTO OF PASTA, WE’RE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE PRECISE DETAILS
OF THE IMAGE AND CREATE SMART REPLIES MENTION MENTIONING BOTH
LINGUINI AND THE CLAMS. WHAT’S REALLY COOL HERE IS WE
DON’T JUST IDENTIFY WHAT’S IN THE IMAGE. SMART REPLY
ACTUALLY CREATES A CONVERSATIONAL RESPONSE,
SOMETHING LIKE “YUMMY,” THE KIND OF THING YOU WOULD
ACTUALLY SAY IN RESPONSE TO A PHOTO OF FOOD. THIS IS ONLY
POSSIBLE BECAUSE WE’VE MARRIED OUR STRENGTHS IN
COMPUTER VISION AND NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING. AND IF
YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THERE’S A LOT OF COMPLEX TECHNOLOGY AT
WORK HERE JUST TO HELP YOU SAY SOMETHING AS FUN — AS
SIMPLE AND NATURAL AS “I LOVE LINGUINI.” SO, THAT’S A
LITTLE HOW ALLO HELPS YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF AND KEEP
YOUR CONVERSATIONS GOING. THE INTELLIGENCE BEHIND SMART
REPLY ALSO GIVES YOU A TASTE AT HOW ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
CAN MAKE YOUR MESSAGE EXPERIENCE SIMPLER AND MORE
PRODUCTIVE. THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT BUILT RIGHT INTO
ALLO TAKES IT EVEN FARTHER, SO I’M PLEASED TO INTRODUCE
ONE OF OUR LEADS, REBECCA, TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THE
ASSISTANT IN ALLO. [ APPLAUSE ]
>>Rebecca Michael: THANKS, ERIK. AS YOU HEARD EARLIER,
THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT IS AN OP GOING DIALOG BETWEEN YOU AND
GOOGLE THAT HELPS YOU GET THINGS DONE IN YOUR WORLD.
IT’S ALSO DESIGNED AS AN AMBIENT EXPERIENCE. IT’S
THERE FOR YOU WHENEVER YOU NEED IT. AND IN MESSAGING
THAT REALLY MEANS BRINGING THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT RIGHT
INTO YOUR CONVERSATION WITH FRIENDS. SO I’M GOING TO
SHOW YOU HOW THE ASSISTANT CAN HELP IN AMIT’S AND JOY’S
CONVERSATION. SO THEY’RE PLANNING A DINNER AND JOY NOW
SAYS SHE WOULD LIKE ITALIAN FOOD. THE ASSISTANT
INTELLIGENTLY RECOGNIZES THAT THEY COULD USE SOME TIPS FOR
ITALIAN RESTAURANTS NEAR AND YOU CAN SEE IT’S PROACTIVE
SUGGESTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. TAPPING THIS
BRINGS UP RESTAURANT CARDS THAT EVERYONE IN THE CHAT CAN
SEE. THESE ARE POWERED GUY
GOOGLE’S KNOWLEDGE GRAPH WHICH MEANS THAT ALLO CAN
HELP WITH ALL KINDS OF INFORMATION IN THE REAL WORLD
WORLD. SO THERE’S SOME BACK AND FORTH ABOUT WHICH
RESTAURANT TO GO TO. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE LEANING
TOWARDS CUCINA AT 7:00. SO AMIT TAPS ON THE RESTAURANT
CARD TO BRING UP MORE DETAILS. LOOKS GOOD. SERVES
PASTA WHICH WE KNOW JOY FANCIED. SO AMIT CAN NOW GO
AHEAD AND MAKE A RESERVATION RIGHT THERE THROUGH OPEN
TABLE. THE ASSISTANT PROMPTS HIM TO CONFIRM THE NUMBER OF
DINERS AND WHAT TIME THEY WANT TO EAT. AND NOW THEY’RE
BOOKED AND READY TO GO. SO WHAT WE’RE SEEING HERE —
[ LAUGHTER ] WHAT WE’RE SEEING HERE IS
COMPLETELY NEW. IN THE PAST, AMIT WOULD HAVE HAD TO LEAVE
THE CHAT TO DO A GOOGLE SEARCH, RETURN WITH SOME
RESTAURANT OPTIONS, SWITCH BACK AGAIN TO SHARE THE
OPTIONS, GO OUT AGAIN TO MAKE THE RESERVATION AT OPEN TABLE
AND THEN COME BACK IN TO SHARE THE DETAILS WITH THE
REST OF THE GROUP. IN ALLO, AMIT AND JOY CAN CHOOSE AND
RESERVE A RESTAURANT RIGHT THERE IN THE CHAT AND IN A
NATURAL AND SEAMLESS WAY. [ APPLAUSE ] SO OPEN TABLE WILL BE JUST
ONE OF THE MANY PARTNERS THAT WILL BE PART OF THE GOOGLE
ASSISTANT ECOSYSTEM, AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE MORE SOON
WITH THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW TO GET STARTED.
[ APPLAUSE ] COOL. SO WE SAW SOME
PROACTIVE SUGGESTIONS FROM GOOGLE THERE. YOU CAN ALSO
CALL ON THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT DIRECTLY AT ANY TIME JUST BY
TYPING @GOOGLE AS AMIT’S DOING NOW.
AND HE’S GOING TO ASK FOR FUNNY CAT PICS. REALLY,
AMIT? OKAY. COOL. SO GOOGLE OBLIGES, OF COURSE,
WITH A LOVELY LINEUP OF CATS FROM GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH.
WOW, THAT CHIN. OKAY. SO YOU JUST SAW HOW
THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT CAN BE REALLY HELPFUL IN GROUPS.
YOU CAN ALSO HAVE A ONE ON ONE CHAT WITH GOOGLE. WHAT
WE’RE SEEING NOW IS AMIT’S CONTACT LIST AND GOOGLE’S
APPEARING AT THE TOP THERE. SO LET’S JUMP IN AND HAVE A
CHAT. JUST LIKE WITH ANY OTHER CONVERSATION, THIS ONE
PICKS UP RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT OFF AND THE ASSISTANT WILL
REMEMBER THINGS LIKE YOUR NAME AND EVEN TELL YOU HOW
IT’S FEELING. LET’S TRY SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING.
AMIT’S A BIG REAL MADRID FAN AND HE WANTS TO NOW HOW THEY
GOT ON IN THEIR LAST MATCH. WE WILL ASK THE ASSISTANT:
DID MY TEAM WIN? IT LOOKS LIKE THEY DID. THEY WON
THEIR — YEAH. SO REAL MADRID FANS OUT THERE.
[ APPLAUSE ] COOL. AND SO THEY WON THEIR
LAST MATCH ON SATURDAY. LET’S SEE WHEN THEY ARE
PLAYING NEXT. THAT’S PRETTY
COOL. THEY ARE THROUGH THE CHAMPION’S LEAGUE FINAL AT
THE END OF THE MONTH. WE CAN KEEP GOING LIKE THIS AND FIND
MORE NEWS ABOUT THE TEAM JUST BY TAPPING ON THE SUGGESTIONS
THERE. BUT LET’S GO AHEAD AND TAP ON THEIR ROSTER.
THERE WE GO. WE HAVE A CAROUSEL WITH ALL THEIR TOP
TALENT AND SHOULD WE CHECK OUT EVERYONE’S FAVORITE? MR. RONALDO. LET’S SEE SOME
OF HIS BEST TRICKS. SO AMIT ONLY HAS TO TYPE
“BEST TRICKS” AND THE ASSISTANT UNDERSTANDS THE
CONTEXT AND THAT HE MEANS RONALDO’S BEST TRICKS AND
RESPONDS WITH A YouTUBE VIDEO.
[ APPLAUSE ] WE WON’T PLAY THAT VIDEO NOW,
BUT IF WE DID TAP IT, IT WOULD PLAY RIGHT THERE IN THE
CHAT. SO, LET’S PLAY A GAME
INSTEAD. AMIT’S ASKING GOOGLE TO PLAY A GAME. AND,
OKAY. GOOGLE’S SUGGESTING THE INC. EMOJI GAME. THE WAY
THIS WORKS GOOGLE PROVIDES A
STRING OF EMOJI AND YOU HAVE TO GUESS THE FILM TITLE. ARE
YOU READY? >>>YES!
>>Rebecca Michael: YEAH? LET’S PLAY!
OKAY. SO LOOKS LIKE WE’VE GOT A CROWN AND SOME RINGS.
ANY IDEAS? >>>LORD OF THE RINGS.
>>Rebecca Michael: I HEAR THE PRINCESS BRIDE OVER
THERE. AMIT, ANY IDEAS? LORD OF THE RINGS. OH, IT
WAS TOO EASY. OKAY. WE COULD KEEP GOING BUT I THINK
YOU GOT THE IDEA. SO THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY —
[ LAUGHTER ] SHOULD WE KEEP GOING? NO.
ANY IDEAS? THEY’RE GOOD.
OKAY. SO THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SUPER SIM MEL GAME AND
SIMPLE GAME AND THERE’S A BUNCH MORE YOU CAN PLAY IN
ALLO. WE REALLY THINK THE BEST GAMES WILL COME FROM THE
DEVELOPER COMMUNITY. SO —
[ APPLAUSE ] SO THAT WAS THE ASSISTANT IN
ALLO. ALLOWING YOU TO HARNESS ALL OF THE RICHNESS AND
KNOWLEDGE FROM GOOGLE FROM SEARCH, YouTUBE’S, MAPS,
PHOTOS AS WELL AS MANY OF OUR PARTNERS TO HAVE FUN AND GET
THINGS DONE. AS YOU SAW, THE INTERFACE IS INHERENTLY
PERSONAL AND CONVERSATIONAL AND THE SMART SUGGESTIONS
CHIP HELP TO KEEP THE CONVERSATION FLOWING. MOST
IMPORTANTLY FOR THE FIRST TIME, YOU CAN USE GOOGLE IN
YOUR CHATS WITH YOUR FRIENDS. AND WITH THAT, I’LL HAND IT
BACK TO ERIK. [ APPLAUSE ]
>>Erik Kay: THANKS, REBECCA. AND THANKS, AMIT.
I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES THAT GOOGLE
ASSISTANT BRINGS TO MESSAGING.
NOW LET’S TALK A BIT ABOUT PRIVACY AND SECURITY. WE
REALIZE THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WANT TO BE INCOGNITO. OF
COURSE, THIS APPLIES TO CHAT AS WELL. SO, FOLLOWING IN
THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHROME, WE’VE CREATED AN INCOGNITO
MODE FOR ALLO. WHILE ALL MESSAGES IN ALLO ARE
ENCRYPTED, CHATS IN INCOGNITO MODE ARE END-TO-END
ENCRYPTED. INCOGNITO CHATS HAVE DISCEET NOTIFICATIONS
BEHINDING THE SENDERS AND SHOULDER SURFERS AND PRYING
EYES. INCOGNITO ALSO OFFERS MESSAGE EXPIRATION SO YOU’RE
IN CONTROL OF HOW LONG YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGES STICK
AROUND. AND SIMILAR TO WHEN YOU CLOSE AN INCOGNITO WINDOW
IN CHROME, WHEN YOU DELETE AN INCOGNITO CONVERSATION IN
ALLO, IT’S GONE FOREVER AND NO ONE CAN SEE IT AGAIN ON
YOUR DEVICE. WITH INCOGNITO MODE, ALLO GIVES PIEWFERS
USERS ADDITIONAL CONTROLS OVER
THEIR PRIVACY AND SECURITY AND WE ANTICIPATE ADDING EVEN
MORE SECURITY FEATURES TO IT OVER TIME.
SO THAT’S ALLO. ALLO IS FAST, SMART, AND SECURE AND
IT LET’S YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF IN FUN NEW WAYS. AND ALLO
WILL BE THE FIRST HOME FOR THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT AS IT
STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE, BRINGING THE RICHNESS OF
GOOGLE RIGHT INTO YOUR CHATS. NOW, ALLO IS ALL ABOUT
MESSAGING BUT LET ME TALK TO YOU A MINUTE ABOUT VIDEO
CALLING. JUST AS TECHNOLOGY HAS HELPED CONNECT PEOPLE
THROUGH MESSAGING, VIDEO CALLING HAS BROUGHT FAMILIES
AND FRIENDS TOGETHER FROM AROUND THE WORLD. IT CAN BE
A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE, SO WHY DON’T WE PICK UP THE PHONE
AND DO IT MORE OFTEN? WELL, MAYBE THE OTHER PERSON HAS A
DIFFERENT KIND OF PHONE. MAYBE THE CONNECTION IS A
LITTLE SPOTTY. AND EVEN WHEN IT DOES WORK, GETTING A CALL
CAN OFTEN FEEL INTRUSIVE BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT QUITE SURE
WHY THE OTHER PERSON’S CALLING.
THAT’S WHY WE CHALLENGED OURSELVES TO DESIGN A VIDEO
CALLING EXPERIENCE THAT WOULD FEEL MAGICAL EVERY TIME. SO,
I’D LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO DUO., A SIMPLE ONE-TO-ONE
CALLING APP FOR EVERYONE. [ APPLAUSE ] DUO IS THE VIDEO COMPANION TO
ALLO. IT’S FAST AND PERFORMS WELL EVEN ON SLOW NETWORKS.
IT’S END-TO-END ENCRYPTED. IT’S BASED ON YOUR PHONE
NUMBER ALLOWING YOU TO EASILY GET IN TOUCH WITH THE PEOPLE
YOU CARE ABOUT AND IT WORKS ON BOTH ANDROID AND iOS.
BUT HERE’S A FEATURE THAT MAKES ALLO REALLY SPECIAL.
WE CALL IT KNOCK KNOCK. KNOCK KNOCK SHOWS YOU A LIVE
VIDEO STREAM OF THE CALLER BEFORE YOU’VE EVEN PICKED UP.
NOT ONLY CAN YOU SEE WHO’S CALLING BUT WHAT THEY’RE UP
TO AND WHY THEY’RE CALLING, A SMILE, A BEACH, A NEWBORN
BABY CAN ALL DRAW YOU INTO THE MOMENT, MAKING CALLS FEEL
SPONTANEOUS AND NATURAL. AND ONCE YOU PICK UP, DUO
PUTS YOU RIGHT INTO THE CALL SEAMLESSLY TRANSITIONING FROM
THE LIVE PREVIEW TO THE LIVE CALL. KNOCK KNOCK TOTALLY
CHANGES WHAT IT’S LIKE TO RECEIVE A VIDEO CALL. SO
LET’S TAKE A LOOK.
AND ALMOST RIGHT ON CUE, I’M GETTING A CALL FROM MY
DAUGHTER AVA. I USE EYE HAVE A AVA FOR ALL MY
DEMOS. [ LAUGHTER ]
SO AS YOU CAN SEE, AND ELENA APPARENTLY, TOO, IS POPPING
IN THERE, I HAVEN’T EVEN PICKED UP YET BUT AVA IS
RIGHT THERE SMILING AND MAKING FUNNY FACES. I CAN
TELL SHE IS REALLY EAGER TO TALK. SO LET’S ANSWER IT.
>>>HI, DAD. >>Erik Kay: HI, AVA, HI,
ELENA. >>>ARE YOU DONE WITH YOUR
PRESENTATION YET? >>Erik Kay: ALMOST. I’LL BE
DONE SOON. WITH YOU WAVE TO EVERYBODY?
>>>HI, EVERYBODY. [ APPLAUSE ]
ERIK KAY K>>Erik Kay: I’LL TALK TO YOU
SOON. >>>BYE, DAD.
[ LAUGHTER ] >>Erik Kay: OOPS. SO YOU JUST SAW HOW KNOCK
KNOCK DREW US INTO THE CONVERSATION WITH AVA AND
ELENA BEFORE WE EVEN PICKED IT UP AND HOW FAST AND SMOOTH
IT WAS. NOW, KNOCK KNOCK ONLY WORKS WHEN THE VIDEO IS
INSTANT. THERE CAN’T BE A GAP BETWEEN THE PHONE RINGING
AND THE VIDEO APPEARING. THIS IS A REALLY HARD TEXAS TECHNICAL PROBLEM BUT WE’RE
UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO TACKLE IT. DUO WAS BUILT BY THE
TEAM THAT WAS CREATED WEBRTC THE OPEN
SOURCE PLATFORM THAT NOW POWERS MUCH OF TODAY’S MOBILE
VIDEO COMMUNICATION. WE KNOW THEY TECHNOLOGY LIKE NO ONE
ELSE. WE USED A NEW PROTOCOL CALLED QUIC THAT ALLOWS DUO
TO ESTABLISH AN ENCRYPTED CONNECTION IN A SINGLE ROUND
TRIP. WE OBSESSED OVER EVERY LAST DETAIL OF VIDEO
TRANSMISSION, HAND TUNING AND OPTIMIZING CODECS, BANDWIDTH
PROBING, ENCRYPTION AND MORE. THE RESULT IS THE UNIQUE FEEL
OF KNOCK KNOCK. YOU’RE RIGHT THERE IN AN INSTANT.
SO THE OTHER THING THAT REALLY SETS DUO APART IS HOW
RELIABLE IT MAKES VIDEO CALLING. DUO WORKS WHEREVER
YOU ARE, WHETHER IT’S NEW YORK OR NEW DELHI,
BUENOS AIRES OR BUTTE, AT HOME OR ON THE ROAD. DUO
PROACTIVELY MONITORS NETWORK QUALITY MULTIPLE TIMES PER
SECOND, ALLOWING IT TO DEGRADE GRACEFULLY WHEN
BANDWIDTH IS LIMITED AND TO SEAMLESSLY SWITCH BETWEEN
WiFi AND CELLAR. AND, OF COURSE, THIS ALL HAPPENS
AUTOMATICALLY BEHIND THE SCENES SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO
WORRY ABOUT IT. ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY COMBINES
WITH A SMOOTH INTERFACE THAT FADES AWAY AN I LOUING YOU TO
FOCUS ON EACH OTHER IN BEAUTIFUL HD VIDEO AND AUDIO.
THIS IS WHAT MAKES DUO A VIDEO CALLING EXPERIENCE THAT
FEELS UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU’VE USED BEFORE. NOW, I’D LIKE
TO SHOW YOU A SHORT VIDEO THAT SHOWS HOW DUO BRINGS
MAGIC BACK TO VIDEO CALLING. [ VIDEO PLAYING. ]
>>>YOU READY? ONE, TWO, THREE! >>>HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
>>>READY? THREE! >>>READY? THREE!
>>>MEET BABY ALEX. >>>READY? ONE, TWO, THREE!
>>>NO WAY! >>>THAT’S TOO CUTE.
>>>WHERE ARE YOU? >>>HOLD ON, I GOT TO GET
THIS. [ LAUGHTER ]
>>>THREE. (SCREAMING).
[ VIDEO CONCLUDES ] [ APPLAUSE ] >>Erik Kay: YOU CAN REALLY
SEE HOW FUN AND SPONTANEOUS VIDEO CALLS BECOME WITH DUO.
WE’RE INCREDIBLY EXCITED TO BE CONNECTING PEOPLE ALL OVER
THE WORLD WITH THESE TWO NEW APPS: ALLO, A SMART
MESSAGING APP WITH EXPRESSION AND THE POWER OF THE GOOGLE
ASSISTANT. AND DUO, A SIMPLE VIDEO APP WITH THE
SPONTANEITY OF KNOCK KNOCK. BOTH ALLO AND DUO WILL BE
AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER ON ANDROID AND iOS.
[ APPLAUSE ] NOW TO TALK TO YOU A BIT
ABOUT ANDROID, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE TO THE STAGE OUR
RESIDENT ROCK STAR DAVE BURKE BURKE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
>>Dave Burke: THANKS, ERIC. HEY, I’M DAVE. IT’S AMAZING
TO BE HERE AT GOOGLE I/O 2016 AT THE SHORELINE
AMPHITHEATRE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
ALL RIGHT. WHAT A GREAT VENUE. I THINK THIS IS GOING
TO BE THE VERY CLOSEST I GET TO MY CHILDHOOD DREAM OF
BEING A ROCK STAR ON THE STAGE.
[ LAUGHTER ] THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG ABOUT
NERDS BEING ALLOWED ON A ROCK STAR STAGE LIKE THIS.
ANYWAY, SO FAR WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THE SCALE OF MOBILE AND
WE’RE THINKING ABOUT EVOLVING OUR PRODUCTS TO BE SMARTER
AND MORE ASSISTIVE THROUGH MACHINE LEARNING AND AI AND A
KEY DRIVER OF THIS SCALE IS ANDROID. AS YOU’VE HEARD,
THIS YEAR MARKS THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR FIRST
DEVELOPER CONFERENCE. IT’S ALSO BEEN 10 YEARS SINCE WE
STARTED WORKING ON ANDROID. SO HOW ARE WE DOING?
WELL, ANDROID IS THE MOST POPULAR OS IN THE WORLD.
MORE THAN 600 ANDROID SMARTPHONES HAVE LAUNCHED IN
THE LAST YEAR ALONE. EVERYTHING FROM DISNEY
PRINCESS PHONES TO METAL UNIBODY DEVICES TRICKED OUT
IN TITANIUM. THERE’S A PHONE FOR EVERYONE.
AND AS ANDROID CONTINUES TO EXPAND INTO NEW SCREENS LIKE
ON THE WRIST AND IN THE CAR AND ON TVs AND CONNECTED
DEVICES, THERE’S INCREASED OPPORTUNITY FOR DEVELOPERS TO
REACH USERS WHETHER THEY’RE AT HOME OR ON THE GO.
ANDROID WEAR. THERE ARE NOW 12 PARTNER BRANDS WITH ICONIC
WATCH MAKERS LIKE TAG HEUER AND DESIGNERS LIKE MICHAEL
KORS. ANDROID TV. THERE ARE NOW
MILLIONS OF NEW ANDROID TV DEVICES, GROWING RAPIDLY,
WITH MEDIA CONTENT AND GAMES FROM THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE
INDUSTRY. ANDROID AUTO. MORE THAN
100 CAR MODELS AND STEREOS HAVE LAUNCHED WITH ANOTHER
HUNDRED ON THEIR WAY BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
AND, OF COURSE, GOOGLE PLAY. THERE WERE 65 BILLION
INSTALLS IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE AND I’M JUST IN
CONSTANT AWE OF ALL THE AMAZING APPS AND SERVICES
THAT YOU’RE CREATING THAT’S FUELING THIS.
[ APPLAUSE ] SO LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT’S
NEW IN THE PLATFORM. WITH THE N RELEASE, WE WANTED TO
ACHIEVE A NEW LEVEL OF PRODUCT EXCELLENCE SO WE SET
ABOUT REDESIGNING AND REWRITING MANY FUNDAMENTAL
ASPECTS OF HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS.
NOW, A LOT OF THE FEATURES IN N WERE INSPIRED BY USERS.
HOW THEY USE THEIR PHONES, WHAT THEY’VE TOLD US, AND HOW
WE THINK WE CAN MAKE THEIR DAY-TO-DAY EXPERIENCE BETTER
AND MORE USEFUL. THIS YEAR WE DECIDED TO DO
SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT BY RELEASING EARLY DEVELOPER
PREVIEWS OF THE N RELEASE BEFORE GOOGLE I/O.
WE WANT TO SHARE OUR WORK IN PROGRESS WITH YOU AS WE BUILD
IT SO WE HAVE MORE TIME FOR YOUR FEEDBACK.
ALSO, GETTING THE PLATFORM OUT EARLIER MEANS THERE’S
MORE TIME FOR APP DEVELOPERS AND DEVICE MAKERS TO BE READY
FOR THE RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR.
THE RESPONSE TO THE N DEVELOPER PREVIEW HAS BEEN
OVERWHELMING. MANY OF YOU ARE ALREADY DEVELOPING ON THE
N PREVIEW RELEASE ON A DAILY BASIS AND IT’S JUST HUMBLING
TO BE PART OF A PROJECT OF THIS SCALE. SO THANK YOU FOR
ALL OF THE FEEDBACK SO FAR. NOW, OFTEN ONE OF THE HARDEST
PARTS OF CREATING AN ANDROID RELEASE IS COMING UP WITH THE
NAME. AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHY, BUT THIS YEAR THE N
DESSERT NAME IS PROVING TRICKIER THAN ALL OF THE
OTHERS, SO FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, WE’RE GOING TO BE
INVITING THE WORLD TO SUBMIT THEIR IDEAS TO
WWW.ANDROID.COM/N. [ LAUGHTER ]
AND WE’RE FORWARD TO YOUR INPUT BUT PLEASE DON’T CALL
IT NAMEYMcNAMEFACE. I SHOULD ADD THAT WE ALL
RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PICK THE WINNER.
[ LAUGHTER ] ALL RIGHT. IN THE MEANTIME,
LET’S JUMP STRAIGHT IN AND TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE
BIGGEST CHANGES IN N AROUND PERFORMANCE, SECURITY, AND
PRODUCTIVITY. LET’S START WITH PERFORMANCE.
WE’VE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IN N IN TWO KEY AREAS: GRAPHICS
AND RUNTIME. IN RECENT ANDROID RELEASES,
WE EXTENDED THE OpenGL STANDARD TO BRING ADVANCED
GRAPHICS CAPABILITIES, USUALLY FOUND ON DESKTOP AND
GAME CONSOLES, TO MOBILE. WITH N, WE’RE MAKING OUR
BIGGEST LEAP FORWARD WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF VULKAN.
VULKAN IS A MODERN 3D GRAPHICS API DESIGNED TO GIVE
GAME DEVELOPERS DIRECT CONTROL OF THE GPU TO PRODUCE
INCREDIBLE GRAPHICS AND COMPUTE PERFORMANCE.
AND WE MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO WORK WITH THE
INDUSTRY ON VULKAN SO YOU CAN USE THE SAME PAYS AND
GRAPHICS ASSETS AND SHADERS ON THE DESKTOP AS WELL AS
MOBILE. BECAUSE VULKAN HAS A LOWER
CPU OVERHEAD THAN OpenGL, GAME DEVELOPERS ARE ABLE TO
SQUEEZE IN MORE EFFECTS PER FRAME WHILE STILL MAINTAINING
A HIGH FRAME RATE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT A NEXUS 6P
RUNNING A KNEW VERSION OF THE NEED FOR SPEED GAME BY
ELECTRONIC ARTS AND THERE ARE A BUNCH OF REALLY NICE
IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS VERSION THANKS TO VULKAN. YOU’LL
NOTICE THE BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS IN REFLEXION ON THE CAR.
ALSO CHECK OUT THE REALISTIC MOTION BLUR EFFECT WHICH IS
COMPUTED FOR EVERY OBJECT AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.
AND THERE’S A REALLY NICE WATER SURFACE EFFECT ON THE
ROAD. AND THE SHADERS FOR THESE ARE PRE-COMPILED AHEAD
OF TIME AND CAN NOW RUN ANYWHERE.
SO THAT’S GRAPHICS PERFORMANCE.
WE’VE ALSO SPENT A LOT OF EFFORT WORKING ON IMPROVING
THE ANDROID RUNTIME. FIRST, WE’VE MADE MAJOR
OPTIMIZATIONS TO OUR COMPILER. THE COMPILER IN N
PERFORMS ANYTHING FROM 30 TO 600% FASTER ON MAJOR CPU
BENCHMARKS LIKE DHRYSTONE. SECOND, WE’VE ADDED A NEW
JUST-IN-TIME OR LEGITIMATE COMPILE HE COMPILER AND
LEGITIMATE COMPILATION MEANS THAT APP INSTALLS ARE FASTER.
75% FASTER IN N. SO NOW USERS CAN GET UP AND RUNNING
MUCH MORE QUICKLY ON YOUR APPS. AND ALSO BECAUSE
LEGITIMATE IS MORE SELECTIVE ABOUT WHICH METHODS IT
COMPILES, BY A FULL 50%. NOW, UNLIKE CONVENTIONAL
LEGITIMATE SYSTEMS, THE ANDROID RUNTIME USES PROFILE
GUIDE THE OPTIMIZATION TO WRITE COMPILED CODE TO FLASH
FOR THE NEXT TIME YOU RUN THE APP, SO THIS IMPROVES
PERFORMANCE AND REDUCES BATTERY CONSUMPTION.
IN SUMMARY, THE NEW LEGITIMATE COMPILER IMPROVES
SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE, MAKES INSTALLS FASTER, AND REDUCES
THE AMOUNT OF STORAGE YOU NEED FOR APPS ON YOUR DEVICE.
LET’S TALK ABOUT ANOTHER BIG AREA OF FOCUS FOR US.
SECURITY. WE DESIGNED ANDROID FROM THE
BEGINNING WITH A MULTILAYERED DEFENSE-IN-DEPTH SECURITY
ARCHITECTURE. AND ANDROID EMPLOYS THE
LATEST CUTTING-EDGE SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES. THINGS LIKE
SELINUX, VERIFIED BOOT INTEGRITY, AND FULL DISK
ENCRYPTION. WITH N, WE’RE CONTINUING TO
STRENGTHEN OUR DEFENSES IN THREE KEY WAYS.
FIRST, N INTRODUCES FILE-BASED ENCRYPTION. BY
ENCRYPTING AT THE FILE LEVEL INSTEAD OF THE BLOCK LEVEL,
WE’RE ABLE TO BETTER ISOLATE AND PROTECT INDIVIDUAL USERS
OF THE SYSTEM. SECOND, WE LEARNED THE
IMPORTANCE LAST YEAR OF HARDENING THE SECURITY OF THE
MEDIA FRAMEWORK. ESPECIALLY SINCE IT’S ACCESSING FILES
FROM ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET.
SO IN N, WE’VE SPLIT OUT KEY SUBSYSTEMS INTO INDIVIDUAL
SELINUX PROTECTED PROCESSES. THINGS LIKE CODECS AND FILE
EXTRACTORS. BY IMPROVING THE SECURITY OF THE MEDIA
FRAMEWORK, WE IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF THE ENTIRE
DEVICE. THIRD, AND THIS IS SOMETHING
THAT’S REALLY COOL, N AUTOMATICALLY KEEPS YOUR
PHONE UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF THE SYSTEM
SOFTWARE WITHOUT YOU HAVING TO DO ANYTHING.
LIKE CHROMEBOOKS, NEW ANDROID DEVICES BUILT ON N HAVE TWO
SYSTEM UPDATE — TWO SYSTEM IMAGES. SO WHEN AN UPDATE IS
AVAILABLE, YOUR PHONE WILL AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOAD THE
NEW SYSTEM IMAGE IN THE BACKGROUND.
SO THE NEXT TIME YOU POWER UP YOUR PHONE, IT WILL
SEAMLESSLY SWITCH INTO THE NEW SOFTWARE IMAGE.
YOU’RE NO LONGER ASKED FOR YOUR PASSWORD WHEN THE PHONE
POWERS UP, THANKS TO FILE-BASED ENCRYPTION AND A
NEW FEATURE CALLED “DIRECT BOOT.” AND THAT PESKY
“ANDROID IS UPGRADING DIALOGUE” IS FINALLY GONE,
THANKS TO THE NEW LEGITIMATE JIT
COMPILER. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
IS ACTUALLY DELETING CODE, BY THE WAY. ALL RIGHT. THIS
APPROACH TO SOFTWARE UPDATES IS ONE OF THE MOST LOVED
FEATURES OF CHROMEBOOKS AND I’M REALLY EXCITED TO BRING
IT TO MOBILE AS WELL. SO THAT’S SOME OF THE WAYS WE’RE
IMPROVING SECURITY MECHANISMS IN THE PLATFORM BUT LET’S NOT
FORGET ABOUT ALL OF THE SECURITY SERVICES THAT GOOGLE
PROVIDES TO KEEP ALL ANDROID DEVICES SAFE.
IN FACT, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE SCALE OF ANDROID AND
GOOGLE PLAY AND THE NUMBER OF DEVICES AND APPS OUT THERE,
WE’RE PROVIDING ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE MOBILE
SECURITY SOLUTIONS IN THE WORLD.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW EXAMPLES.
GOOGLE CHROME PROTECTS USERS WHEN THEY’RE SURFING THE WEB
THROUGH A SYSTEM CALLED SAFE BROWSING. SAFE BROWSING
WARNS USERS AHEAD OF TIME WHEN THEY’RE ABOUT TO GO TO A
SITE THAT WE KNOW CONTAINS NO — MALWARE OR IS KNOWN TO
BE DECEPTIVE. TODAY, WE’RE PROTECTING OVER
1 BILLION MOBILE CHROME USERS.
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW WE PROTECT USERS IS THROUGH THE
GOOGLE PLAY STORE. ALL ANDROID APPS UNDERGO RIGOROUS
SECURITY TESTING BEFORE APPEARING ON THE STORE.
WE REVIEW EVERY APP TO MAKE SURE IT MEETS OUR POLICIES.
WE ALSO RUN AN APP SECURITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM WITH
DEVELOPERS TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL SECURITY
VULNERABILITIES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE’VE WORKED WITH
KEY BANKING AND eCOMMERCE APPLICATIONS TO SURE THEY’RE
USING HTTPS PROPERLY TO PROTECT AGAINST
MAN-IN-THE-MIDDLE ATTACKS. GOOGLE PLAY ITSELF IS BUILT
ON A STATE-OF-THE-ART CLOUD-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE WE
CALL “SAFETYNET.” SAFETYNET — WITH SAFETYNET
GOOGLE’S EXPERT SYSTEMS AND MACHINE LEARNING MODELS
ANALYZE BILLIONS OF SIGNALS EVERY DAY TO PREDICT BAD
BEHAVIOR. IF AN APP STEPS OUT OF LINE, GOOGLE PLAY WILL
BLOCK OR UNINSTALL THE APP, NO MATTER WHERE IT WAS
INSTALLED FROM. AND THE SCALE OF SAFETYNET IS
EXTRAORDINARY. EVERY DAY, WE — WE TEST OVER A BILLION
DEVICES AND OVER 8 BILLION INSTALLED APPS. AND ALL OF
THIS HAPPENS UNDER THE HOOD TO KEEP YOU SAFE AND SECURE,
NO MATTER WHAT VERSION OF ANDROID YOU’RE ON.
LET’S MOVE ON. A THIRD AREA OF FOCUS FOR US
IS OUR CONTINUED EFFORT TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY. AND
WE’VE TAKEN A CLOSE LOOK AT HOW PEOPLE MULTITASK ON
ANDROID, TO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S WORKING FOR THEM AND WHERE WE
CAN IMPROVE. AND WE’VE PARTICULARLY
FOCUSED ON THE RECENT APPS SCREEN. AND WHAT WE LEARNED
FROM OUR USER RESEARCH IS THAT OVER 99% OF THE TIME,
PEOPLE ONLY SELECT AN APP WITHIN THE LAST SEVEN.
SO WE DECIDED TO SIMPLIFY BY AUTOMATICALLY REMOVING APPS
IN THE LIST THAT YOU HAVEN’T USED IN A WHILE.
THIS THEN MAKES IT MUCH EASIER TO FIND THE APP THAT
YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. ALSO, BASED ON POPULAR
DEMAND, WE’VE FINALLY ADDED A “CLEAR ALL” BUTTON AT THE
TOP. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
YEAH. FEELS GOOD! BUT MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE
FEATURE IS SOMETHING THAT WE CALL “QUICK SWITCH.” YOU CAN
NOW FLIP TO THE PREVIOUS APP YOU WERE IN JUST BY
DOUBLE-TAPPING THE RECENTS BUTTON FROM ANYWHERE. YOU
CAN THINK OF IT LIKE A SIMPLIFIED ALT-TAB. AND IT’S
AMAZINGLY USEFUL IN SO MANY SITUATIONS. FOR EXAMPLE,
LET’S SAY I’M IN A PHONE CALL AND I’M TRYING TO COORDINATE
AN EVENT. I CAN FLIP OVER TO THE CALENDAR APP I WAS JUST
IN BY DOUBLE-TAPPING THE RECENTS BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM
RIGHT. FROM THERE, I CAN CHECK MY SCHEDULE AND THEN
FLIP BACK TO THE DIALER BY DOUBLE-TAPPING THE RECENTS
BUTTON AGAIN. IT’S PRETTY COOL.
NOW, MANY OF YOU HAVE ALSO ASKED FOR THE ABILITY TO
DISPLAY MORE THAN ONE APP AT THE SAME TIME. SO WE’VE
INVESTED A LOT OF EFFORT IN REDESIGNING OUR WINDOW
MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK IN N. AND WE’RE INTRODUCING TWO
POWERFUL NEW WINDOWING MODES IN THIS RELEASE:
SPLIT-SCREEN AND PICTURE-IN-PICTURE.
SPLINT-SCREEN IS DESIGNED FOR TABLETS AND PHONES AND IT’S
REALLY SIMPLE TO USE. SO FOLKS LET’S SAY I’M
WATCHING A VIDEO ON YouTUBE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE BEST
NACHOS. I CAN LONG-TAP ON THE RECENTS BUTTON TO ENTER
MULTI-WINDOW AND FROM LAUNCH SOMETHING LIKE GOOGLE KEEP,
FOR EXAMPLE. NOW YOU CAN UPDATE MY SHOPPING LIST FOR
INGREDIENTS WHILE I’M WATCHING THE VIDEO.
THE SECOND MODE, PICTURE-IN-PICTURE, IS
DESIGNED FOR ANDROID TV AND IT’S A GREAT WAY TO LET YOU
KEEP WATCHING SOMETHING WHILE YOU PERFORM ANOTHER TASK.
FOR EXAMPLE, LET’S SAY I’M WATCHING A LIVE TV PROGRAM ON
RETRO GAMING AND THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT PACMAN AND I
WANT TO SEE IF I CAN INSTALL AND PLAY THE GAME MYSELF.
I CAN PUT THE LIVE CONTENT INTO PICTURE-IN-PICTURE MODE
TO KEEP WATCHING IT AND THEN GO AHEAD AND PERFORM A VOICE
SEARCH FOR PACMAN. THIS WILL THEN GIVE ME AN OPTION TO
INSTALL THE GAME FROM THE PLAY STORE, ALL AT THE SAME
TIME AS WATCHING THE CONTENT. IT’S PRETTY COOL.
NOTIFICATIONS IS ANOTHER AREA WE’VE WORKED ON TO IMPROVE
PRODUCTIVITY IN ANDROID AND IT TURNS OUT THAT TODAY OVER
HALF OF THE NOTIFICATIONS SHOWN IN ANDROID ORIGINATE
FROM MESSAGING APPLICATIONS. SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE SOME
CHANGES TO REALLY OPTIMIZE FOR THIS USE CASE.
WE’VE ADDED A NEW DIRECT REPLY FEATURE WHICH LETS YOU
QUICKLY REPLY TO A MESSAGE LIKE SO.
YOU NO LONGER NEED TO LAUNCH THE APP TO FIRE OFF A QUICK
RESPONSE, SO IT’S A REAL TIME SAVER. WE’VE ALSO ADDED A
FEATURE TO GIVE YOU MORE CONTROL OVER NOTIFICATIONS.
WITH N, YOU CAN LONG-TAP A NOTIFICATION TO CHANGE ITS
VISIBILITY. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN BLOCK NOTIFICATIONS FROM
A GIVEN APP OR SET THEM TO SHOW ONLY SILENTLY. SO NOW
YOU’RE ABLE TO CHOOSE WHICH APPLICATION — WHICH
NOTIFICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOU.
ONE OTHER AREA WE’VE WORKED ON TO IMPROVE YOUR
PRODUCTIVITY IN ANDROID IS YOUR ABILITY TO EXPRESS
YOURSELF WITH EMOJI AND ANDROID IS THE FIRST MOBILE
PLATFORM TO SUPPORT THE NEW UNICODE 9 EMOJI STANDARD.
AND WITH THIS ADDITION ARE MORE HUMAN-LOOKING GLYPHS AND
SUPPORT FOR SKIN TONE VARIATIONS. UNITED KINGDOM 9
ALSO BRINGS 72 NEW EMOJI GLYPHS, SO NOW YOU CAN LET
YOUR FRIENDS NO, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU’RE DANCING BY THE
LEFT SHARK AND EATING AVOCADO TOAST, BASICALLY MY TYPICAL
FRIDAY NIGHT. [ LAUGHTER ]
NOT! BUT MORE SERIOUSLY, WE’RE
REALLY COMMITTED TO THIS SPACE AND WE’RE CONTINUING TO
WORK WITH THE UNICODE CONSORTIUM ON THE NEXT
GENERATION OF EMOJI. IN PARTICULAR, YOU MAY HAVE SEEN
SOME OF OUR SUGGESTIONS AROUND BETTER REPRESENTING
WOMEN IN PROFESSIONAL ROLES, SO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE
SUPPORT FOR THAT SO FAR. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
ALL RIGHT. LET’S WRAP UP. ANDROID N IS THE BEST VERSION
OF ANDROID YET. I HAVE TO SAY THAT. BUT IT’S ACTUALLY
TRUE. WE’VE MADE IT FASTER AND MORE PERFORMANT WITH THE
POWERFUL NEW JIT COMPILER AND VULKAN 3D GRAPHICS. WE’RE
CONTINUING TO HARDEN OUR SECURITY AND PROVIDE THE
FIRST TRULY SEAMLESS SOFTWARE UPDATE SYSTEM FOR MOBILE.
AND WE’RE MAKING USERS MORE PRODUCTIVE.
WITH BETTER MULTITASKING, BRAND-NEW MULTI-WINDOW
SUPPORT AND IMPROVED NOTIFICATIONS.
IN FACT, THERE ARE OVER 250 MAJOR NEW FEATURES IN N.
EVERYTHING FROM JAVA 8 LANGUAGE SUPPORT TO DATA
SAVER, SETTING SUGGESTIONS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.
YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE “WHAT’S NEW IN ANDROID” SESSION LATER
TODAY TO LEARN EVEN MORE. WE’RE STILL PUTTING THE FINAL
TOUCHES ON THE N RELEASE AND WE EXPECT TO LAUNCH IT LATER
THIS SUMMER, BUT IF YOU CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THEN, I’M HAPPY
TODAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE’RE PUBLISHING OUR FIRST
BETA-QUALITY RELEASE CANDIDATE FOR YOU TO TRY OUT
ON YOUR MAIN PHONE OR TABLET. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
YOU’LL BE ABLE TO OPT INTO THE NEW BETA PROGRAM AT
WWW.ANDROID.COM/BETA AND RUN N ON YOUR NEXUS 6, 9, 5X, 6P,
NEXUS PLAYER, AND PIXEL C. NOW, THERE’S ONE MORE AREA IN
N THAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING HARD ON THAT WE HAVEN’T
TALKED ABOUT YET. AND TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT
WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT FITS INTO OUR BIGGER PLANS, LET ME
INVITE UP CLAY BAVOR. THANK YOU.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Clay Bavor: THANK YOU,
DAVE. I’M CLAY BAVOR, AND I LEAD THE VIRTUAL REALITY TEAM
AT GOOGLE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
AND, YEAH, JUST TO GET RIGHT TO IT, VIRTUAL REALITY IS
COMING TO ANDROID N. [ CHEERS ]
SO IT ALL ACTUALLY STARTED AT A GOOGLE I/O TWO YEARS AGO
WITH CARDBOARD. AND SINCE PRETTY AMAZING THINGS. THERE
ARE MILLIONS OF THEM OUT THERE IN THE WORLD, IN ALL
SHAPES AND SIZES. WE’VE ENABLED THOUSANDS OF
DEVELOPERS TO BUILD THEIR FIRST VR APP, AND USERS HAVE
INSTALLED OVER 50 MILLION CARDBOARD-ENABLED APPS.
WE THINK THAT’S PRETTY GOOD FOR WHAT IS, AFTER ALL, JUST
A PIECE OF CARDBOARD. NOW, WE LOVE CARDBOARD, AND
FOR US, IT REPRESENTS SO MUCH OF WHAT WE THINK VR SHOULD BE
ABOUT. IT SHOULD BE MOBILE. IT SHOULD BE APPROACHABLE, IT
SHOULD BE FOR EVERYONE. BUT WE KNEW IT WAS JUST A
START BECAUSE THERE’S A LIMIT TO HOW MUCH YOU CAN DO, HOW IMMERSIVE AN EXPERIENCE YOU
CAN CREATE WITH CARDBOARD AND WITH PHONES THAT WERE REALLY
ONLY MEANT TO BE PHONES. WE WANTED TO CREATE SOMETHING
WHICH HAS THE BEST ATTRIBUTES OF CARDBOARD BUT WHICH IS
ALSO COMFORTABLE, RICHLY INTERACTIVE AND FAR MORE
IMMERSIVE. BUT TO CREATE THAT KIND OF
IMMERSION, YOU HAVE TO SOLVE — TO MAKE YOUR BRAIN SAY,
YEP, I’M SOMEWHERE ELSE, YOU HAVE TO SOLVE A LOT OF REALLY
HARD PROBLEMS ACROSS ALL PARTS OF THE VR EXPERIENCE.
YOU HAVE TO DESIGN A SYSTEM THAT’S CAPABLE OF RENDERING
AT VERY HIGH FRAME RATES AND RESOLUTION. TO MAKE THE
EXPERIENCE REALLY KIVEL YOU HAVE TO MINIMIZE WHAT’S
CALLED MOTION TO PHOTON LATENCY. THAT’S THE DELAY
BETWEEN WHEN THE MOVE YOUR HEAD AND WHEN THE PICTURE
UPDATES TO REFLECT THAT MOTION. AND YOU YOU NEED TO
SOLVE FOR HOW YOU INTERACT WITH THINGS IN VR. AND WHEN
YOU NAIL THOSE THINGS IT JUST FEELS LIKE YOU’RE THERE.
WELL, WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THESE PROBLEMS AND MORE. AND
WHAT WE’VE BUILT WON’T BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THIS FALL,
BUT WE’D LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO IT TODAY. WE CALL IT
DAYDREAM. DAYDREAM IS OUR PLATFORM FOR
HI HIGH QUALITY MOBILE VIRTUAL
REALITY, AND IN IT ARE ALL THE INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO
HAVE IMMERSIVE VR EXPERIENCE. OVER TIME DAYDREAM WILL
ENCOMPASS VR IN MANY DIFFERENT SAIPS AND SIZES BUT
TOOS IT’S HOW IT WILL ENABLE VR ON SMARTPHONES.
AND THERE ARE TWO PARTS OF IT. THE SMARTPHONES
THEMSELVES INCLUDING VR OPTIMIZATION TO ANDROID N. A
REFERENCE DESIGN FOR HEADSET AND CONTROLLER. AND APPS,
BOTH HOW YOU GET THEM THROUGH GOOGLE PLAY AND THE APPS
THEMSELVES. WE’VE DESIGNED AND BUILT EACH PART IN
CONCERT WITH THE OTHERS WITH A FOCUS ON GETTING THE
END-TO-END USER EXPERIENCE JUST RIGHT.
SO LET’S START WITH SMOAPS. THE FIRST THING WE DID WAS
LOOK AT WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD A SMARTPHONE THAT’S
GREAT AT BEING A SMARTPHONE BUT ALSO AT BEING THE CORE OF
A VR SYSTEM. AND WITH INPUT FROM THE MAJOR SILICON
VENDORS AND SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURERS, WE’VE CREATED
A SET OF PHONE SPECIFICATIONS FOR VR. AND WE CALL PHONES
THAT MEET THESE SPECS DAYDREAM-READY.
AND THE SPECS INCLUDE THINGS LIKE HIGH PERFORMANCE SENSORS
FOR ACCURATE HEAD TRACKING, DISPLAYS WITH A FAST RESPONSE
TIME TO MINIMIZE BLUR, AND POWERFUL MOBILE PROCESSORS.
AND IF A PHONE MEETS THESE SPECS, IT WILL BE CAPABLE OF
DELIVERING A GREAT VR EXPERIENCE.
BUT THE SMARTPHONE ITSELF, IT’S ONLY PART OF THE STORY.
THE OPERATING SYSTEM, THE SOFTWARE, IT NEEDS TO BE ABLE
TO MAKE USE OF ALL OF THESE CAPABILITIES, ALL WHILE
KEEPING LATENCY TO AN ABSOLUTE MINIMUM.
SO WE’VE INTRODUCED WHAT WE CALL VR MODE AS PART OF
ANDROID ANDROID N. AND WE’VE WORKED
AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ANDROID STACK TO OPTIMIZE IT FOR VR.
AND WE FOCUSED IN PARTICULAR ON PERFORMANCE AND LATENCY,
WHICH REBROUGHT DOWN TO UNDER 20 MILLISECONDS.
BY ADDING THINGS LIKE SINGLE BUFFER RENDERING, AND
VR SYSTEM UI, SO NOTIFICATIONS AND ALERTS COME
THROUGH PROPERLY IN VR. AND ALL OF THIS MAKES FOR A
REALLY COMFORTABLE VR EXPERIENCE THAT WE THINK
USERS ARE GOING TO LOVE. NOW, IT’S IMPORTANT, THESE
IMPROVEMENTS ARE PART OF THE CORE OF ANDROID N, SO THE
ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM CAN BENEFIT. AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR
DEVELOPERS IS THERE ARE GOING TO BE A LOT OF DAYDREAM-READY
PHONES. IN FACT, SAMSUNG, ALCATEL, ASUS, HTC, HUE WEI,
LG, XIAOMI, ALL WILL HAVE PHONES COMPATIBLE WITH THE
DAYDREAM-READY SPEC AND SEVERAL WILL BE READY THIS
FALL. CHEEP CHEERP. SO THAT’S PHONES WITH
DAYDREAM-READY PHONE SPECS AND THE VR OPTIMIZEIZATIONS
AS PART OF DROIRN. LET’S TURN TO HEADSETS. THIS
IS OBVIOUS BUT A HEADSET IS SOMETHING YOU WEAR ON YOUR
HEAD. AND BECAUSE IT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU WEAR,
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS YOU NEED TO GET JUST RIGHT. IT
HAS TO HAVE GREAT OPTICS. IT HAS TO BE COMFORTABLE. THE
MATERIALS NEED TO FEEL GOOD. AND IT NEEDS TO BE REALLY
EASY TO PUT ON AND TAKE OFF. WE’VE TAKEN WHAT WE’VE
LEARNED IN ALL OF THESE AREAS AND WE’VE CREATED A REFERENCE
DESIGN FOR HEADSETS THAT WILL WORK ALAN EUSTACELY WITH
DAYDREAM-READY ALAN SEAMLESSLY WITH
DAYDREAM-READY PHONES. AND WE’RE SHARING THE DESIGN WITH
PARTNERS ACROSS THE ECOSYSTEM AND THERE ARE BE SEVERAL
AVAILABLE THIS FALL. NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO VR, EVERYONE
THINKS ABOUT HEADSETS, BUT THE CONTROLLER, HOW YOU
INTERACT WITH VR, IT’S JUST AS IMPORTANT. AND WE WANTED
TO CREATE A CONTROLLER THAT’S OPTIMIZED FOR VR, THAT’S BOTH
POWERFUL AND INTUITIVE. AND SO WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON A
CONTROLLER FOR DAYDREAM. IT LOOKS LIKE THIS.
AND IF WE ACTUALLY ZOOM IN A LITTLE BIT, YOU CAN SEE THE
CONTROLLER ITSELF, IT’S VERY SIMPLE. THERE ARE FEW
BUTTONS AND A CLICKABLE TOUCHPAD SO YOU CAN SCROLL
AND SWIPE. BUT HIDDEN INSIDE THE CONTROLLER IS THE MAGIC.
WE’VE BUILT IN ORIENTATION SENSORS SO IT KNOWS WHERE
IT’S POINTING, HOW IT’S TURNING. AND YOU CAN DO SOME
PRETTY AWESOME THINGS WITH IT. LET’S HAVE A LOOK. [ VIDEO PLAYING ] >>Clay Bavor:
[ APPLAUSE ] >>Clay Bavor: SO AS YOU CAN
SEE, THE CONTROLLER, IT’S SUPER FLEXIBLE, AND THE
DEVELOPERS WE’VE SHARED IT WITH ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.
NOW THE CONTROLLER, TOO, WILL BE PART OF THE REFERENCE
DESIGN THAT WE’RE SHARING WITH PARTNERS, WITH THE FIRST
AVAILABLE THIS FALL. OKAY. SO WE’VE TALKED ABOUT
SMARTPHONES AND OPERATING SYSTEMS, HEADSETS AND
CONTROLLERS. BUT ULTIMATELY, THAT’S NOT WHAT VR IS ABOUT.
IT’S ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE.
SO LET’S TURN TO APPS, WHAT YOU CAN DO IN VR.
NOW, FIRST, IF YOU’RE A DEVELOPER, YOU KNOW THAT
THERE’S A LOT UPSTREAM, FROM SOMEONE USING YOUR APP OR
PLAYING YOUR GAME. USERS HAVE TO FIND IT IN A STORE,
BUY IT, INSTALL IT, LAUNCH IT. WELL, THIS WILL ALL WORK
SEAMLESSLY IN DAYDREAM. AND THAT’S BECAUSE WE’VE BUILT
GOOGLE PLAY FOR VR. USERS WILL BE ABLE TO BROWSE
AND SEARCH AND BUY AND INSTALL VR APPS IN VR. AND
ONCE YOU’VE INSTALLED AN APP, YOU CAN KEEP COMING BACK TO
IT FROM WHAT WE CALL DAYDREAM HOME, WHICH GIVES YOU ACCESS
TO ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE GAMES AND APPS.
LET’S ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT SOME OF THOSE APPS, THE
THINGS YOU CAN DO AND THE PLACES YOU CAN GO.
OUR PARTNERS LIKE THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE WALL
STREET JOURNAL AND CNN ARE BRINGING THEIR VR APPS TO
DAYDREAM SO YOU’LL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD’S NEWS
LIKE YOU’RE ACTUALLY THERE. HULU, NETFLIX, HBO, EVEN IMAX
ARE BRINGING THEIR LIBRARIES TO DAYDREAM, SO YOU’LL BE
ABLE TO WATCH SHOWS AND MOVIES IN A VIRTUAL CINEMA OR
AN IMMERSIVE 3D FILM IN A VIRTUAL IMAX THEATER. THIS
IS ONE OF THE DOZEN IMAX FILMS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE
I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I’M PRETTY FIRED UP ABOUT
HANGING OUT WITH ASTRONAUTS IN VR.
SOMETHING ELSE THAT’S GOING TO BE PRETTY AWESOME IN
DAYDREAM IS GAMES. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE LIKES
OF EUBIE SOFT, CCP, NETEASE AND ELECTRONIC ARTS, AND
THESE AMAZING DEVELOPERS ARE CREATING GAMES THAT TAKE
ADVANTAGE A OF ALL THAT WE’VE TALKED ABOUT AND THERE ARE
SOME AMAZING THINGS IN THE WORKS. WE’VE ALSO BEEN
WORKING ON ON SOME OF OUR OWN APPS. GOOGLE PLAY MOVIES IS
COMING TO DAYDREAM COMPLETE WITH HIGH DEFINITION DRM
VIDEO SUPPORT. THAT MEANS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO WATCH
MOVIES AND TV SHOWS FROM PLAY BUT IN A VIRTUAL MOVIE
THEATER. STREETVIEW IS COMING TO
DAYDREAM, SO YOU’LL BE ABLE TO WALK THE STREETS OF THE
WORLD WITHOUT HAVING TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD. AND GOOGLE
PHOTOS WILL SUPPORT VR PHOTOS SO YOU CAN STEP INSIDE AND
RELIVE FAVORITE MOMENTS. AND THERE’S ONE MORE.
YOUTUBE. WE’VE REBUILT YOUTUBE FROM THE GROUND UP
FOR VR. IN IT IS VOICE SEARCH, DISCOVERY, YOUR
FAVORITE PLAYLISTS; AGAIN, ALL IN VR. AND WE’VE ADDED
SPATIAL AUDIO, IMPROVED VR VIDEO STREAMING SO YOU’LL BE
ABLE TO STEP INSIDE THE WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTION OF
VR VIDEOS AND EXPERIENCE PLACES AND CONCERTS AND
EVENTS LIKE YOU’RE ACTUALLY THERE.
AND BY THE WAY, YOU’LL ALSO BE ABLE TO WATCH EVERY SINGLE
STANDARD VIDEO CURRENTLY ON YOUTUBE, BUT IN A VERY
DIFFERENT WAY. AND WE THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOVE IT.
SO THAT’S DAYDREAM, OUR PLATFORM FOR HIGH-QUALITY
MOBILE VIRTUAL REALITY. DAYDREAM-READY SMARTPHONES
WITH VR OPSIZATIONS OPTIMIZATIONS AS PART
OF ANDROID N, A COMFORTABLE HEADSET AND CONTROLLER AND
SOME AMAZING EXPERIENCES. ALL DESIGNED IN CONCERT AND
OPEN AND AT THE SCALE OF ANDROID.
NOW, DAYDREAM ARRIVES THIS FALL BUT YOU CAN GET STARTED
DEVELOPING FOR IT TODAY WITH THE LATEST ANDROID DEVELOPER
PREVIEW. AND WE’LL GO INTO THAT, AND MORE, TOMORROW HERE
AT 9:00 A.M. SO THAT’S IT FOR VR AND
ANDROID. TO TELL YOU ABOUT WEARABLES AND ANDROID, I’D
LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO DAVID SINGLETON.
THANKS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE >>David Singleton: THANKS,
]CLAY. WE LAUNCHED DROID WEAR AT I/O TWO YEARS AGO AND
SINCE THEN, WE’VE PARTNERED WITH 12 BRANDS TO PAIR
DISTINCTIVE STYLES WITH THE LATEST IN WEARABLE
TECHNOLOGY. AND THE RESULT IS AN IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION
OF OVER 100 DIFFERENT BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS. SO
WHETHER YOU ADMIRE THE HERITAGE OF TAG HEUER OR THE
ICONIC DESIGN OF MICHAEL KORS KORS, SPEND YOUR TIME HIKING
A TRAIL OR RIDING A WAVE, YOU CAN WEAR WHAT YOU WANT. AND
ANDROID WEAR WORKS WITH ANDROID AND iPHONES BECAUSE
NO MATTER WHAT PHONE YOU CARRY IN YOUR POCKET, YOU
SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO WEAR WHAT YOU WANT ON YOUR WRIST.
AND TODAY I’M SHOWING A PREVIEW OF OUR BIGGEST
PLATFORM UPDATE YET. ANDROID WEAR 2.0.
[ APPLAUSE ] OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS,
WE’VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE WANT AND DON’T
WANT FROM A WATCH. WE KNOW THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE
OF YOUR WATCH IS HELPING YOU STAY CONNECTED TO WHAT
MATTERS, TO IMPORTANT, TIMELY INFORMATION, TO THE PEOPLE
YOU LOVE, AND TO YOUR HEALTH ALL FROM YOUR WRIST.
AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE EVOLVING THE PLATFORM TO BUILD EVEN
BETTER EXPERIENCES FOR THE WATCH FACE, MESSAGING, AND
FITNESS. ANDROID WEAR ALREADY HAS THOUSANDS OF
WATCH FACES YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND NOW WE’RE MAKING THEM
EVEN MORE USEFUL BY LETTING ANY WATCH FACE SHOW DATA FROM
ANY APP. SO NOW YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH THE STYLES YOU LOVE
WITH THE INFORMATION THAT’S MOST USEFUL TO YOU. LET’S
TAKE A LOOK. JEFF CHANG FROM THE WEAR TEAM
HAS THE NEWEST LG WATCH WITH LTE. AND HERE YOU CAN SEE A
WATCH FACE FROM ZUHANDEN. JEFF HAS CUSTOMIZED IT WITH
HIS CALL LEE COUNT FROM LIFESUM, STOCK INFORMATION
FROM ROBINHOOD, AND HIS TASKS FROM TODOIST. IF HE WANTS TO
SEE OTHER TASKS FOR TODAY, HE SIMPLY TAPS RIGHT THERE ON
THE WATCH FACE AND SEES A REMINDER TO CALL MOM.
AND WATCHES ARE UNIQUELY SUITED TO CONNECT US TO THOSE
PEOPLE WE LOVE. YOU’LL NEVER MISS A CALL FROM YOUR CHILD’S
SCHOOL OR A MESSAGE FROM A CLOSE FRIEND. AND THAT’S WHY
WE’RE REDESIGNING KEY EXPERIENCING ON THE WATCH TO
BE EVEN MORE INTUITIVE AND ENABLING NEW WAYS TO RESPOND
TO MESSAGES DESIGNED JUST FOR YOUR WRIST.
THIS INCLUDES SMART REPLY, THAT KNOWS THE CONTEXT OF
YOUR MESSAGE, BEST-IN-CLASS HANDWRITING RECOGNITION AND A
NEW KEYED BOARD HERE’S WHAT
IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN JEFF GETS A MESSAGE FROM A FRIEND. HE
HAPPENS TO REPLY, CHOOSES HANDWRITING INPUT AND NOW HE
USES HIS FINGER TO SKETCH BIG LETTERS ON THE WATCH AND THE
TEXT RECOGNIZE AUTOMATICALLY AND NOW SHE KNOWS WITH ONE
MORE GO SHE KNOWS THAT HE’LL BE THERE AT 3:00 P.M. >>>MANY OF YOU WANT YOUR
WATCH TO MANY OF YOU WANT BE LIKE A PERSONAL
COACH, HELPING YOUR YOU STAY AWARE, MOTIVATED AND
CONNECTED TO YOUR BODIESOME. FIRST, WE’RE IMPROVING WATCH
THE FITNESS EXPERIENCE WITH
GOOGLEFIT PLATFORMS WITH AUTOMATIC ACTIVITY
RECOGNITION. SECOND, YOUR APPS CAN
EXCHANGE DATA USING THE GOOGLEFIT API, SO
INFORMATION LIKE CALORIES CONSUMEDWATCHED IN A NUTRITION
APP WITH SYNC WITH CALORIES
BURNED IN A RUNNING APP AND FINALLY, WE’RE EXPANDING THE
WAYS YOU CAN ENJOY LISTENING TO MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK OUT.
EVEN WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR PHONE BEHIND.
WHEN YOU WANT TO GO FOR A RUN, JUST GO WITH THE WATCH
YOU’RE ALREADY WEARING. NO NEED TO STRAP YOUR PHONE IN
AN AWKWARD ARMBAND. AND THANKS TO THE HARDWARE
SENSORS ON YOUR WATCH AND AUTOMATIC ACTIVITY
RECOGNITION, APPS LIKE STRAVA WILL START TRACKING YOUR TIME
AND DISTANCE WHEN YOU START RUNNING. AND IF YOU ENJOY
MUSIC WHILE WORKING OUT, YOU CAN LAUNCH SPOTIFY RIGHT FROM
YOUR WATCH FACE. [ MUSIC ] AND THE BEST PART OF ALL OF
THIS, YOU DON’T EVEN NEED A PHONE. IN FACT, WHEN JEFF
WAS SHOWING YOU THE DEMOS, HIS PHONE WAS TURNED OFF!
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND EVERYTHING YOU SAW HERE
TODAY, FROM SENDING MESSAGES TO STREAMING MUSIC WORKED ON
JUST HIS WATCH. WITH ANDROID WEAR 2.0, APPS
CAN BE STAND-ALONE. THAT MEANS THE APPS ON YOUR WATCH
CAN HAVE DIRECT NETWORK ACCESS TO THE CLOUD VIA
BLUETOOTH, WiFi, OR A CELLULAR CONNECTION. AND
THAT MEANS A FAST AND RICHER ON-WATCH APP EXPERIENCE FOR
BOTH ANDROID AND iPHONE USERS.
WITH STAND-ALONE APPS, WATCHES WITH CELLULAR SUPPORT
BECOME EVEN MORE POWERFUL. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE CALLS,
GET HELP FROM GOOGLE, AND USE YOUR FAVORITE APPS RIGHT ON
THE WATCH, NO MATTER WHERE YOUR PHONE IS OR EVEN IF IT’S
ON OR OFF. STARTING TODAY DEVELOPERS
CAN DOWNLOAD A PREVIEW OF ANDROID WEAR 2.0 AND EVERYONE
WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY THESE EXPERIENCES IN THE FALL.
IT’S TIME FOR US TO REIMAGINE WHAT’S POSSIBLE FOR WEARABLES
TOGETHER. AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE INCREDIBLE THINGS
THAT YOU WILL BUILD. AND NOW HERE’S ONE EXAMPLE FROM THE
WIDER ANDROID DEVELOPER COMMUNITY. [ VIDEO PLAYING. ] [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]
[ APPLAUSE ] >>Jason Titus: HI. I’M
JASON TITUS I LEAD OUR DEVELOPER PRODUCT GROUP HERE
AT GOOGLE. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS ARE
CHANGING OUR WORLD IN A BIG WAY. IN FACT, IT’S HARD TO
FIND AN ASPECT OF OUR LIVES THAT HASN’T BEEN TOUCHED FROM
HOW WE LEARN TO HOW WE GET AROUND, TO HOW WE MEET
PEOPLE. YOU ARE CONSTANTLY FINDING WAYS TO USE KNEW NEW
AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO
IMPROVE OUR LIVES. DESPITE ALL THE
OPPORTUNITIES,BUT IT’S REALLY HARD TO GO
FROM AN IDEA TO BUILDING A GREAT PRODUCT TO GETTING IT
IN USER’S HANDS. SO I’D LIKE TO SHARE SOME OF THE THINGS
THAT WE’VE BEEN DOING OVER THE LAST YEAR TO MAKE THIS
PROCESS EASIER ON ANY PLATFORM.
LET’S START WITH THE WEB. THE SHIFT TO MOBILE FOR THE
WEB PLATFORM IS WELL UNDERWAY, WITH OVER — WE’VE
RECENTLY HIT A MILESTONE WITH OVER A BILLION PEOPLE USING
CHROME ON MOBILE EVERY MONTH. WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON SEVERAL
INITIATIVES TO TRY AND MAKE THE WEBWORK BETTER ON MOBILE
DEVICES. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TWO OF THEM.
FIRST, WE’VE IMPLEMENTED POWERFUL NEW WEB STANDARDS IN
CHROME THAT ENABLE A NEW CLASS OF WEB SITE TO GAIN APP
LIKE BEHAVIOR. LIKE WORKING RELIABLY ON EVEN THE WORST
NETWORKING CONNECTION OR SENDING NOTIFICATIONS TO
RE-ENGAGE USERS. WE CALL WEB SITES THAT USE
THESE FEATURES PROGRESSIVE WEB APPS, BECAUSE THEY GET
PROGRESSIVELY BETTER DEPENDING ON THE CAPABILITY
OF THE WEB BROWSERS, AND THEY CAN LEAD TO DRAMATICALLY
BETTER USER EXPERIENCES. SECOND, WE CREATED AN OPEN
SOURCE PROJECT CALLED ACCELERATED MOBILE PAGES OR
AMP, TO MAKE IT SIMPLE TO CREATE EXTREMELY FAST MOBILE
WEB SITES USING EXISTING WEB STANDARDS.
ON AVERAGE, AMP PAGES LOAD FOUR TIMES FASTER AND USE
ONE-TENTH AS MUCH DATA. THESE THINGS LOAD ALMOST
INSTANTLY. SO WE’RE MAKING IT EASIER TO DEVELOP MOBILE
WEB SITES, BUT WE’RE ALSO INVESTING IN NATIVE
DEVELOPMENT. WE WANT ANDROID STUDIO TO BE THE QUICKEST,
MOST RELIABLE WAY TO BUILD ANDROID APPS. I’D LIKE TO
INVITE STEPH UP TO TELL YOU MORE.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Stephanie Cuthbertson:
THANKS, JASON. I’M STEPH. I WORK ON THE ANDROID TEAM.
ANDROID STUDIO IS OUR OFFICIAL IDE. IT’S
PURPOSE-BUILT FOR ANDROID. AND IT WAS ONLY THREE YEARS
AGO, RIGHT HERE AT I/O, THAT WE SHOWED IT FOR THE FIRST
TIME. SINCE THEN, IT HAS BUILT A
TON OF MOMENTUM. 92% OF THE TOP 125 APPS AND
GAMES NOW USE ANDROID STUDIO. AND MILLIONS OF DEVELOPERS
WORLDWIDE. OUR ANDROID ENGINEERING TEAM
SEES THAT ALMOST ALL THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPERS THAT
WE CONNECT WITH HAVE USED IT AND SWITCHED OVER FROM OUR
ECLIPSE TOOLS. YOUR FEEDBACK HAS BEEN
AWESOME BECAUSE IT’S HELPED US FOCUS ON THE RIGHT THINGS.
WE CARE A LOT ABOUT MAKING IT GREAT. AND THERE’S MUCH MORE
TO COME. THIS MORNING, WE’LL RELEASE
OUR LATEST, WHICH IS ANDROID STUDIO’S 2.2 PREVIEW.
FOCUSING ON SPEED, SMARTS, AND ANDROID PLATFORM SUPPORT.
FIRST, SPEED. ALREADY WITH 2.1 WE MADE
BUILDING AND RUNNING CHANGES 10 TIMES FASTER THAN IT WAS
ONLY SIX MONTHS AGO. OUR NEW INSTANT RUN FEATURE DROVE
MOST OF THIS. NOW WHEN YOU HIT “RUN” WE DEPLOY CHANGES
DIRECTLY INTO THE RUNNING APP. THE EMULATORS ARE THREE
TIMES FASTER AND PUSH SPEEDS ARE EVEN FASTER THAN THAT.
SO ALL OF THAT MEANS THE EMULATORS ARE NOW ACTUALLY
FASTER THAN THE PHYSICAL DEVICE THAT’S PROBABLY IN
YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW. BUT WE WANT TO KEEP SPEEDING
YOU UP TO LAUNCH EARLIER. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU
TOLD US IS THAT WE COULD NOT POSSIBLY MAKE BUILD SPEEDS
TOO FAST. SO WITH 2.2 WE’RE GOING TO
ACCELERATE BUILD SPEEDS AGAIN. PLUS WE KNOW INSTANT
RUN’S A LONG-TERM BET SO WE’LL KEEP EXPANDING
COVERAGE. ANOTHER THING WE WANT TO DO
IS MAKE IT EASIER TO WRITE TESTS TO HELP DRIVE UP APP
QUALITY. SO WITH TEST RECORDING, NOW AS YOU JUST
TAP THROUGH YOUR APP, WE’LL RECORD — WE’LL WRITE ALL OF
YOUR ESPRESSO TEST CODE FOR YOU. ALMOST — IT’S
BASICALLY AS IF — [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] IT’S AS IF YOU HAD
HANDWRITTEN THE CODE YOURSELF AND YOU CAN RUN THOSE TESTS
LOCALLY OR YOU CAN RUN THEM WITH OUR IDE-INTEGRATED CLOUD
TEST LAB, TO MAKE SURE YOUR APP RUNS WELL ON MANY ANDROID
DEVICES. NOW, ONE OF THE THINGS THE
ENGINEERING TEAM IS MOST EXCITED ABOUT IS THAT WITH
2.2 YOU’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUILD LAYOUTS FASTER AND
THEY’LL RUN FASTER, TOO. SO LET ME SHOW YOU THIS.
2.2 INCLUDES A REWRITTEN FEATURE-RICH LAYOUT DESIGNER,
WITH NEW CONSTRAINT LAYOUTS. SO WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE
HERE IS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO USE THE LAYOUT WINDOW. IT’S
ALMOST LIKE A SHEET OF PAPER. SO YOU CAN POSITION YOUR
WIDGETS AND ONCE YOU’RE HAPPY, YOU’LL SEE HERE WE
SAVE YOU A TON OF TIME BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO
AUTOMATICALLY ADD ALL THE CONSTRAINTS FOR YOU, DOING A
BUNCH OF ACTUALLY VERY COOL MATH UNDER THE COVERS.
YOU’LL SEE THE UI HERE IS NOW GOING TO ADAPT SO YOU CAN TRY
IT ON DIFFERENT ANDROID ADVICES. IT WILL ADAPT TO
DIFFERENT ORIENTATIONS. BUT WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE IS BEHIND
THE SCENES YOUR APP WILL RUN FASTER, TOO.
SO MANY OF YOU HERE ARE PROFESSIONAL ANDROID
DEVELOPERS AND YOU KNOW BUILDING RICH UI USUALLY
REQUIRES NESTED LAYOUTS AND THOSE ARE HARD TO
PERFORMANCE-TUNE AT TIMES. WITH CONSTRAINT LAYOUTS,
THERE IS NO NESTING REQUIRED, SO OVERALL YOU GET THE SAME
RICH UI, LESS WORK, AND BETTER PERFORMANCE BY
DEFAULT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] SECOND, SMARTS. WE WANT TO
HELP YOU WRITE BETTER ANDROID APPS. THE 2.2 PREVIEW
INCLUDES A NEW APK ANALYZER SO YOU CAN FIGURE OUT, “HEY,
WHAT’S MAKING MY APP SO BIG?” THIS IS REALLY USEFUL FOR ALL
OF YOU WHO ARE TARGETING EMERGING MARKETS. YOU’VE
TALKED TO US A LOT ABOUT THIS. YOU ALSO HAD ASKED FOR
A LAYOUT INSPECTOR SO WE HAVE A NEW LAYOUT INSPECTOR IN 2.2
SO YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR ANDROID LAYOUTS.
WHEN YOU RUN CODE ANALYSES, YOU’LL FIND A BUNCH OF NEW
QUALITY CHECKS, AND THAT’S IN ADDITION TO THE 260 THAT ARE
ALREADY THERE, ALL DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE COMMON CLASSES
OF ERRORS THAT WE SEE ON ANDROID.
AND WE INTEGRATED THE LATEST VERSION OF THE WONDERFUL
INTELLIJ IDE, 2016.1. [ APPLAUSE ]
THE THIRD THING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS ANDROID
PLATFORM SUPPORT. SO WE DEVELOPED THE IDE RIGHT
ALONGSIDE THE PLATFORM, SO WE CAN BRING YOU THE VERY BEST.
2.2 INCLUDES, TO NAME JUST A FEW, SUPPORT FOR N’S NEW JACK
COMPILER WHICH IS BRINGING YOU WONDERFUL JAVA 8 FEATURES
LIKE LAMBDAS, DEFAULT METHODS. AND FOR ALL OF YOU
DEVELOPERS WHO ARE WORKINGGRAPHIC-RICH LIKE
GAMES AND APPS, YOU KNOW C++ IS CRITICAL AND IT’S BECAUSE
OF YOUR REQUESTS WE’VE BEEN SUBTLY BUILDING OUT C++
SUPPORT. NOW, WE ALREADY HAVE C++
EDITING AND DEBUGGING, BUT IN 2.2 YOU’LL FIND A MAJOR
CHANGE BASED ON YOUR FEEDBACK.
IN ADDITION TO GRADLE, FOR BUILD WE’LL NOW SUPPORT CMAKE
AND NDK BUILD. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
AND BOTH OF THOSE BUILD SYSTEMS WILL WORK WITH THE
DEBUGGER AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT, WE MADE C++ DEBUGGING
BETTER ALSO. SO I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE
IT, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT, IF YOU
DOWNLOAD AND TRY ALL OF THIS TODAY AND GIVE US FEEDBACK.
WITH THAT, I WOULD LOVE TO PASS IT BACK TO JASON. THANK
YOU VERY MUCH. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
>>Jason Titus: THANK YOU, ITSELF. IT’S GREAT TO SEE
DROITS ANDROIDS GETTING SO MUCH
FASTER. 18 MONTHS AGO WE ACQUIRED FIREBASE, A GREAT
MOBILE BACK END AS A SERVICE FOR STORING YOUR APP’S DATA
AND SYNCING IT ACROSS iOS, ANDROID AND THE WEB.
SINCE THEN, ITS USAGE HAS GROWN TO OVER 450,000
DEVELOPERS. WE WOULD REALLY ADMIRE, IT’S
GREAT DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE AND WE WANTED TO FIGURE OUT
HOW TO BRING THAT TO OTHER AREAS OF APP DEVELOPMENT.
WE’VE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH COMPANIES BIG AND SMALL
ALL OVER THE WORLD TO EXPLORE HOW WE COULD MAKE OUR
OFFERING BETTER. TODAY, WE ARE ANNOUNCING THE
NEXT GENERATION OF FIREBASE. FIREBASE IS —
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
FIREBASE IS NOW A SUITE OF INTEGRATED PRODUCTS TO HELP
YOU BUILD YOUR APP, GROW YOUR USER BASE, AND EARN MONEY.
THIS IS THE BIGGEST, MOST COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPER
UPDATE WE HAVE EVER MADE. SO AT THE HEART OF THE NEW
FIREBASE IS A MOBILE ANALYTICS TOOL WE’VE BUILT
FROM THE GROUND UP CALLED FIREBASE ANALYTICS. IT’S
INSPIRED BY MUCH OF THE WORK THAT WE’VE DONE IN THE LAST
TEN YEARS WITH GOOGLE ANALYTICS, BUT IT’S DESIGNED
SPECIFICALLY FOR THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF APPS.
IT’S GREAT FOR APP DEVELOPERS FOR A COUPLE OF WAYS. FIRST,
IT GIVES YOU RICH INSIGHTS INTO WHAT USERS ARE DOING
INSIDE OF YOUR APP. AND IT ALSO TELLS YOU WHERE THEY’RE
COMING FROM WITH RICH CROSS NETWORK ATTRIBUTION; ALL OF
THIS IN A SINGLE DASHBOARD. SECOND, WE’VE CREATED A NEW
FEATURE CALLED FIREBASE AUDIENCES WHICH INTEGRATES
ALL OF FIREBASE TOGETHER. WITH FIREBASE AUDIENCES, YOU
CAN GROUP USERS BASED ON THE CRITERIA THAT MATTERS TO YOU
MOST, AND THEN TAKE ACTION WITH NOTIFICATIONS,
EXPERIMENTS, AND EVEN RE-ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGNS ON
ADWORDS. AND THE BEST PART, FIREBASE
ANALYTICS WORKS ACROSS ANDROID AND iOS AND IT IS
COMPLETELY FREE AND UNLIMITED!
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
SURROUNDING ANALYTICS ARE OVER A DOZEN OTHER MAJOR
FEATURES. I’M GOING TO COVER SOME HIGHLIGHTS.
FIRST THERE’S CLOUD MESSAGING AND NOTIFICATIONS, WHICH IS
BUILT ON THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR CLOUD-TO-DEVICE
MESSAGING PLATFORM, WITH OVER ONE MILLION APPS SENDING OVER
170 BILLION MESSAGESES EVERY DAY.
AND NOW THAT IT’S INTEGRATED INTO FIREBASE, YOU CAN SEND
TARGETED NOTIFICATIONS TO YOUR AUDIENCES WITHOUT
WRITING ANY CODE. AND, LIKE ANALYTICS, IT IS COMPLETELY
FREE AND UNLIMITED.
[ APPLAUSE ] NOW, APP QUALITY IS IMPORTANT
TO ALL OF US. IF YOUR APP CRASHES, IT’S BAD FOR YOUR
USERS, AND IT HURTS YOUR BUSINESS.
WITHIN GOOGLE, TEAMS LIKE CHROME BUILD AND DEPLOY
ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS AT SCALE. SO WE’VE BUILT ON
THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE AND CREATED FIREBASE CRASH
REPORTING. YOU CAN USE IT TO QUICKLY
IDENTIFY BUGS AND ISSUES, AND TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE IMPACT
ON YOUR USERS. ANOTHER ASPECT OF BUILDING A
HIGH-QUALITY APP IS BEING ABLE TO TUNE AND EXPERIMENT
WITH FEATURES. SO WE’VE TAKEN THE SAME INFRASTRUCTURE
THAT WE USE FOR OUR OWN APPS AND CREATED FIREBASE REMOTE
CONFIG WHICH LETS YOU CREATE EXPERIMENTS AND TEST APP
CONFIGURATIONS AT SCALE. FINALLY, TO HELP YOU GROW,
WE’VE CREATED DYNAMIC LINKS. A DYNAMIC DYNAMIC LINK IS JUST
A REGULAR URL WHOSE BEHAVIOR
CAN BE CONFIGURED DEPENDING UPON WHERE IT’S TAPPED. IT
PERSISTS THROUGH THE APP INSTALL PROCESS SO YOU CAN
DRIVE INSTALLS WHILE STILL MAINTAINING A SUPERIOR USER
EXPERIENCE. IN THIS EXAMPLE WITH NPR,
WITH DYNAMIC LINKS, WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE WHAT WAS 13 TAPS
DOWN TO ONLY 4.
SO AS I MENTIONED, THERE ARE OVER A DOZEN FEATURES OF THE
NEW FIREBASE, AND WHILE EACH OF THEM IS INTERESTING ON ITS
OWN, THE POWER OF FIREBASE IS IN HOW THEY’RE INTEGRATED
TOGETHER. HERE’S A QUICK EXAMPLE.
FIRST, WITH CRASH REPORTING, YOU CAN SEE CRASHES AS
THEY’RE HAPPENING. THEN IN ANALYTICS, YOU CAN LOOK AT
WHAT THE IMPACT IS ON YOUR BUSINESS. ONCE YOU FIX THE
CRASH, YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE NOTIFICATIONS TO REACH BACK
OUT AND INVITE USERS BACK INTO YOUR APP. OR USE REMOTE
CONFIG TO OFFER THEM A COUPON. AND ALL OF THIS IS
INTEGRATED INTO OUR GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM, SO THAT IF
YOU WANT TO DO DEEPER, MORE CUSTOMIZED ANALYSIS OF YOUR
ANALYTICS DATA, YOU CAN EXPORT IT TO BIGQUERY,
GOOGLE’S FULLY MANAGED, PETABYTE SCALE DATA WHITE WAREHOUSE.
SO I’VE ONLY SKIMMED THE SURFACE, BUT WE’RE GOING TO
GO INTO DETAIL LATER ON THIS AFTERNOON, AND WE HAVE OVER
30 SESSIONS ON FIREBASE THROUGHOUT I/O.
THE NEW FIREBASE IS AVAILABLE TODAY THROUGH ONE —
[ APPLAUSE ] THROUGH ONE EASY TO INSTALL
SDK ACROSS ANDROID, iOS, AND THE WEB. PLEASE GIVE IT
A TRY. WE’RE REALLY INTERESTED TO HEAR WHAT YOU
THINK AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU BUILD NEXT.
AND WITH THAT, HERE IS ELLIE TO GIVE YOU A PREVIEW OF A
NEW ANDROID EFFORT THAT WE’RE WORKING ON FOR YOU.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Ellie Powers: THANKS,
JASON. HI, EVERYBODY. I’M ELLIE
FROM THE ANDROID TEAM. AND I’M HERE WITH FICUS
KIRKPATRICK, OUR ENGINEERING DIRECTOR.
WE HOPE THAT FIREBASE WILL MAKE IT A LOT EASIER FOR ALL
OF YOU TO BUILD GREAT APPS. AND WE’RE ALSO THINKING HARD
ABOUT HOW ANDROID APPS SHOULD EVOLVE AND DO MORE.
WE’LL BE SHOWING YOU A SNEAK PEEK OF A NEW PROJECT. WE
THINK IT’S GOING TO CHANGE HOW PEOPLE EXPERIENCE ANDROID
APPS, AND WE’LL BE BRINGING IT TO ANDROID USERS AND
DEVELOPERS OVER THE NEXT YEAR.
DEVELOPERS LIKE ALL OF YOU HERE HAVE BUILT AMAZING
ANDROID APPS. THEY UNLEASH THE FULL POWER OF ANDROID
DEVICES, SEAMLESSLY COMBINING THE CAMERA, SENSORS, SMOOTH
ANIMATIONS, AND MORE. BUT YOU’VE REALLY TOLD US
THAT YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO BRING USERS INTO YOUR APPS
MORE QUICKLY. WE WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR USERS AND
DEVELOPERS TO CONNECT; FOR USERS TO ACCESS A WIDER RANGE
OF APPS AND FOR DEVELOPERS TO REACH MORE PEOPLE.
WITH THE WEB, YOU CAN JUST CLICK ON A LINK AND LAND ON A
WEB PAGE. THAT’S ONE CLICK AND A FEW SECONDS.
WHAT IF YOU COULD RUN ANY APP WITH ONE TAP?
THAT’S WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON. WE’RE EVOLVING ANDROID APPS
TO RUN INSTANTLY, WITHOUT INSTALLATION. WE CALL THIS
ANDROID INSTANT APPS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
WE’RE GOING TO SHARE A QUICK PREVIEW OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN
WORKING ON, AND I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I’VE BEEN
LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MOMENT FOR A REALLY LONG
TIME. SO LET’S SAY MY FRIEND
MICHAEL SENDS ME THIS LINK TO TASTY ON BUZZFEED VIDEO. AND
LET’S BE COMPLETELY CLEAR. LET’S BE HONEST WITH EACH
OTHER. I DO NOT HAVE THE BUZZFEED VIDEO APP INSTALLED
ON MY PHONE. SO WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO IS
WE’RE GOING TO TAP THE URL, AND IT’S GOING TO TAKE ME
RIGHT INTO BUZZFEED VIDEO’S ANDROID APP, WITHOUT
INSTALLING IT.
FICUS, GO! WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE IS
GOOGLE PLAY IS FETCHING ONLY THE PIECES OF THE APP THAT WE
NEED RIGHT NOW. THERE.
[ APPLAUSE ]
WE ARE IN THE ANDROID APP. AND I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO
INSTALL IT. IT WAS PRETTY FAST TOO; RIGHT?
SO HERE YOU CAN SEE THERE’S A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT VIDEOS
SHOWING HOW TO MAKE A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT RECIPES, AND THE
VIDEOS START PLAYING AUTOMATICALLY. REMEMBER,
IT’S A REAL ANDROID APP; RIGHT? AND I CAN JUST SWIPE
AND GO TO THE NEXT VIDEO REALLY QUICKLY.
THE APP WAS ABLE TO OPEN SO FAST BECAUSE IT’S BEEN SPLIT
UP INTO MODULES. WHEN FICUS TAPPED THE LINK, GOOGLE PLAY
DOWNLOADED ONLY THE CODE THAT WAS NECESSARY TO DISPLAY THIS
SCREEN. AND IF I WANT TO KEEP
BUZZFEED VIDEO ON MY HOME SCREEN, IT’S SIMPLE TO
INSTALL THE APP RIGHT HERE. HERE’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE. PHOTO AND VIDEO HAS AN
ANDROID APP BUT I DON’T HAVE IT ON MY PHONE BECAUSE I
DON’T SHOP FOR CAMERAS EVERY DAY. IF I’M SEARCHING FOR
SOMETHING SPECIFIC LIKE A CAMERA BAG I CAN STILL GET
THAT SAME EXPERIENCE. WITH ONE TAP, THE APP OPENS UP
RIGHT TO THE BAGGY WANT TO BAG I WANT TO
BUY. TECHNICALLY, THIS IS A DEEP LINK TO THE ANDROID
ACTIVITY THAT B&H ROTE TO DISPLAY THIS PAGE. I CAN
ALSO SWIPE RIGHT HERE AND SEE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE
BAG. NOW, WHEN I ADD IT TO MY
CART, THE ANIMATION THERE WAS PRETTY SLICK. AND AT CHOWT CHECKOUT TIME, DRAIP WORKS
JUST LIKE IF I HAD THE APP INSTALLED. I DON’T HAVE TO
PULL OUT MY CREDIT CARD AND TYPE IN MY NAME AND ADDRESS.
AND DROID INSTANT APPS, ANDROID INSTANT APPS I’M
ALREADY SIGNED IN AND READY TO PAY. SO IT’S GOING TO
TAKE ME TWO TAPS, NOT TWO MINUTES.
FINALLY — [ APPLAUSE ]
FINALLY, LET’S SEE HOW ANDROID INSTANT APPS CAN HELP
ME WHEN I’M OUT AND ABOUT. SO I WALK UP TO A PARKING
METER AND I NEED TO PAY. I’M IN A REAL HURRY TODAY AND I
DON’T HAVE TIME TO INSTALL A PARKING APP, BUT WHAT IF I
COULD JUST TAP MY PHONE, AND WITH NFC IT COULD BRING UP
THE PARKING APP IMMEDIATELY? ALL I HAVE TO DO IS CHOOSE
HOW LONG I WANT TO PARK. I’M ALREADY DONE.
AND NOW FICUS CAN RUN OFF THE STAGE TO HIS MEETING AND EVEN
ADD MORE PARKING TIME LATER IF HE REALLY NEEDS TO.
SO THAT’S ANDROID INSTANT APPS. AS A USER, IT’S
TOTALLY SEAMLESS, FROM LAUNCHING THE APP, TO SIGNING
IN, TO MAKING PAYMENTS. NOW, AS A DEVELOPER, YOU’LL
UPDATE YOUR EXISTING APP. IT’S THE SAME ANDROID APIs,
THE SAME PROJECT, AND THE SAME SOURCE CODE. AND IT CAN
TAKE LESS THAN A DAY OF WORK, DEPENDING ON HOW YOUR APP IS
BUILT. YOU’RE MODULARIZE YOUR APP
AND GOOGLE PLAY WILL DOWNLOAD ONLY THE PARTS THAT ARE
NEEDED ON THE FLY, AS YOU SAW HERE. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED
TO GIVE DEVELOPERS MORE WAYS TO GET THEIR APPS INTO THE
HANDS OF USERS. IN ADDITION TO DISCOVERING YOUR APPS IN
THE PLAY STORE AND INSTALLING THEM, INSTANT APPS WILL
PROVIDE ANOTHER ONRAMP. PEOPLE CAN CAN USE YOUR
INSTANT APP DIRECTLY, AND AS WE SHOWED EARLIER, IF THEY
WANT TO INSTALL IT, THAT’S EASY, TOO.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU WILL BE IN CONTROL OF THE EXPERIENCES
YOU BUILD. AND WHEN YOU DO MAKE THE UPDATE, YOUR APP
WILL BE JUST ONE TAP AWAY FOR OVER A BILLION PEOPLE.
OH, YEAH, I ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION ONE REALLY IMPORTANT
DETAIL. SO THIS DEMO THAT FICUS DID, HE ACTUALLY DID
THAT ON A PHONE RUNNING KITKAT.
[ APPLAUSE ]
YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT INSTANT APPS IS GOING TO BE
COMPATIBLE ALL THE WAY BACK TO JELLY BEAN.
AND WE REALLY WANT FOR ALL OF YOU TO BE ABLE TO TRY THIS,
AND WE’RE REALLY GOING TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO YOU JUST
AS SOON AS WE CAN. BUT IT’S A BIG CHANGE IN HOW WE THINK
ABOUT APPS. WE WANT TO GET IT RIGHT. AND SO THAT’S
GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME FOR US.
WE’RE WORKING NOW WITH A SMALL SET OF DEVELOPERS AND
WE’LL BE GRADUALLY ROLLING OUT ACCESS AND ACTUALLY
ROLLING OUT INSTANT APPS TO USERS LATER THIS YEAR.
WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT ALL OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT
THIS WILL OPEN UP, AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU
ARE GOING TO BUILD WHEN YOUR APP IS JUST A TAP AWAY.
AND WITH THAT, I’LL HAND IT BACK TO SUNDAR.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >>Sundar Pichai: THANK YOU,
JASON AND ELLIE. FIREBASE IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE
RDEVELOPER OFFERING WE HAVE DONE TO DATE. I’M GLAD IT’S
AVAILABLE TODAY AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR
FEEDBACK. WE TALKED A LOT TODAY ABOUT
MACHINE LEARNING AND AI. WE THINK THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY
TO ACCELERATE COMPUTING BY WORKING ON THIS WITH EVERYONE
ELSE. AND SO WE’RE TRYING TO DO THAT IN TWO WAYS. FIRST,
WE ARE OPENING UP CORD COMPONENTS OF OUR MACHINE
LEARNING SYSTEMS. LAST YEAR, WE OPEN SOURCED TENSORFLOW SO
DEVELOPERS CAN EMBED MACHINE LEARNING AND DEEP NEURAL NETS
WITH A SINGLE APIs API. IN 2015,
IT WAS THE MOST FORKED PROJECT ON GITHUB, AND IT IS
THE NUMBER ONE MACHINE LEARNING PROJECT ON THAT
SITE. LAST WEEK WE OPEN-SOURCED A
NATURAL LANGUAGE PARSER WHICH IS ALSO BUILT ON TOP OF
TENSORFLOW. WE ARE DOING THESE THINGS SO WE CAN ENGAGE
THE EXTERNAL COMMUNITY AND WORK ON THIS TOGETHER WITH
EVERYONE. SECOND, FOR DEVELOPERS AND
COMPANIES OUT THERE, WE ARE ALSO EXPOSING OUR MACHINE
LEARNING CAPABILITIES THROUGH OUR GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM.
WE ALREADY HAVE A CLOUD MACHINE LEARNING PLATFORM
UNDERWAY, AND YOU GET ACCESS TO COMPUTER VISION, SPEECH,
LANGUAGE, AND TRANSLATION APIs. AND WE ARE WORKING
ON BRINGING MANY MORE MACHINE LEARNING APIs SO THAT YOU
CAN GET ACCESS TO THE SAME GREAT CAPABILITIES WE HAVE
INSIDE AT GOOGLE. WE BELIEVE THIS WILL BE ONE
OF THE BIGGEST DIFFERENTIATORS FOR THE
GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM OVER TIME. AND, BY THE WAY, WHEN
YOU USE GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM, YOU NOT ONLY GET
ACCESS TO THE GREAT SOFTWARE WE USE INTERNALLY, YOU GET
ACCESS TO SPECIALIZED HARDWARE WE BUILD INTERNALLY.
AND TALKING ABOUT THAT, FOR MACHINE LEARNING, THE SCALE
AT WHICH WE NEED TO DO COMPUTING IS INCREDIBLE AND
SO WE’VE STARTED BUILDING SPECIALIZED, CUSTOM HARDWARE.
WE CALL THESE TENSOR PROCESSING UNITS OR TPUs.
TPUs DELIVER AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE HIGHER PERFORMANCE
PER WATT THAN ALL COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE GPUs
AND FPGAs. AND WHEN YOU USE THE GOOGLE CLOUD
PLATFORM, YOU GET — YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TPUs AS
WELL. TPUs ARE WHAT POWERED
ALPHAGO, DEEPMIND’S ALPHAGO, IN ITS GAME AGAINST LEE SEDOL
SEDOL. GO IS AN ANCIENT CHINESE BOARD GAME. IT’S A SIMPLE 19 BY 19 GRID BUT IT
IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX GAMES HUMANS HAVE EVER
DESIGNED. IT HAS MORE POSSIBLE BOARD
CONFIGURATIONS, MANY MORE POSSIBLE BOARD CONFIGURATIONS
THAN THERE ARE ATOMS IN THE UNIVERSE. BEATING GO FOR
COMPUTERS WAS WIDELY CONSIDERED TO BE THE GRAND
CHALLENGE FOR AI AND MOST PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WOULDN’T
HAPPEN FOR ANOTHER DECADE OR SO.
SO WE ARE REALLY THRILLED THAT ALPHAGO WAS ABLE TO
ACHIEVE THIS MILESTONE RECENTLY.
ONE THING WORTH CALLING OUT, IN THE SECOND GAME THERE WAS
A MOVE 37 BY ALPHAGO. IT CHANGED THE COURSE OF THE
GAME AND IS NOW WIDELY CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL GO MOVES EVER SEEN IN TOURNAMENT PLAY. IT WAS
NOT JUST AN INTUITIVE MOVE BUT A VERY CREATIVE MOVE. WE
NORMALLY DON’T ASSOCIATE COMPUTERS WITH MAKING
CREATIVE CHOICES AND SO TO US, THIS REPRESENTS A
SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT IN AI.
BY THE WAY, LEE SEDOL HAS WON EVERY SINGLE GAME SINCE HE
PLAYED AGAINST ALPHAGO AND HE HAS EVEN REPLAYED SOME OF THE
MOVES HE LEARNED FROM ALPHAGO IN THAT GAME.
AS A STATE-OF-THE-ART CAPABILITIES IN MACHINE
LEARNING AND AI PROGRESS, WE SEE THEM BECOMING VERY
VERSATILE AND WE THINK IT APPLIES TO A WIDE RANGE OF
FIELDS. I WANT TO GIVE YOU TWO EXAMPLES. FIRST,
ROBOTICS. AT GOOGLE, A BUNCH OF 20%ERS DECIDED TO HELP
ROBOTS — TRAIN ROBOTS TO PICK UP OBJECTS. YOU CAN SEE
IT BEHIND ME. THIS IS NOT NEW. YOU USUALLY DO IT BY
WRITING CONTROL SYSTEM CODE. YOU PROGRAM THE ROBOTS WITH
RULES. BUT THIS TIME THEY DECIDE TO USE DEEP LEARNING
TECHNIQUES. SO YOU CREATE A CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK CYCLE SO
THAT THE ROBOTS CAN LEARN HAND-EYE COORDINATION BY
THEMSELVES USING DEEP LEARNING.
AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY KEEP DOING IT AND THEY KEEP
LEARNING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND OVER TIME, THEY GET
BETTER AND THEY EVEN LEARN NATURAL AND USEFUL BEHAVIORS.
SO, FOR EXAMPLE, THE ROBOT IS NUDGING THE STAPLER AWAY TO
PICK UP THAT YELLOW OBJECT. WE DIDN’T WRITE THAT RULE.
THE ROBOT LEARNED IT AUTOMATICALLY USING DEEP
LEARNING. SO IT’S AN AMAZING EXAMPLE OF WHAT MACHINE
LEARNING CAN DO. [ APPLAUSE ] ANOTHER EXAMPLE IN
HEALTHCARE, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY IS THE FASTEST
GROWING CAUSE OF BLINDNESS. IT AFFECTS 4.2 MILLION PEOPLE
IN THE U.S. AND MANY MORE WORLDWIDE. TO DETECT IT, YOU
NEED TO DO A SCAN, A SCAN OF THE EYE LIKE YOU SEE BEHIND
ME AND A HIGHLY TRAINED DOCTOR CAN DETECT IT. IF
DETECTED EARLY, THE TREATMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE. IF
DETECTED LATE, IT CAUSES IRREVERSIBLE BLINDNESS. AND
IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE HIGHLY TRAINED DOCTORS
AVAILABLE IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. SO WE SET OUT TO
WORK WITH A SMALL TEAM OF ENGINEERS AND DOCTORS AND,
AGAIN, USE DEEP LEARNING AND STARTED TRAINING ON EYE
SCANS. AND OVER TIME, OUR COMPUTER VISION SYSTEMS HAVE
GOTTEN REALLY GOOD AT DETECTING DIABETIC
RETINOPATHY EARLY. THIS IS STILL EARLY, AND THERE’S A
LONG ROAD AHEAD, AND WE’LL WORK WITH THE MEDICAL
COMMUNITY TO GET IT IN THE HANDS OF AS MANY PEOPLE AS
POSSIBLE. BUT YOU CAN SEE THE PROMISE, AGAIN, OF USING
MACHINE LEARNING. WHEN I HEAR ABOUT
ADVANCEMENTS LIKE THESE, I’M REMINDED THAT WE LIVE IN AN
EXTRAORDINARY PERIOD FOR COMPUTING. WHETHER CLIMATE
CHANGE, HEALTHCARE, OR EDUCATION, THE MOST IMPORTANT
STRUGGLES ALREADY HAVE THOUSANDS OF BRILLIANT AND
DEDICATED PEOPLE WORKING TO MAKE PROGRESS ON ISSUES THAT
AFFECT EVERYONE. NOW, CONSIDER WHAT THE BEST
CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCHERS, DOCTORS, OR EDUCATORS CAN DO
WITH THE POWER OF MACHINE LEARNING ASSISTING THEM.
AS YOU HAVE SEEN TODAY, I’M INCREDIBLY EXCITED ABOUT THE
PROGRESS THAT WE ARE MAKING WITH MACHINE LEARNING AND AI.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE REAL TEST IS WHETHER HUMANS CAN ACHIEVE
A LOT MORE WITH THE SUPPORT OF AI ASSISTING THEM.
THINGS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT TO BE IMPOSSIBLE MAY, IN FACT,
BE POSSIBLE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO BUILDING THIS FUTURE
TOGETHER WITH ALL OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT
GOOGLE I/O.

10 thoughts on “Google I/O 2016 – Keynote

  1. I don’t get why people are recording it when it’s already on YouTube unless there not gonna post it there or they don’t have an account but if they do then recording it is pointless… or unless they don’t know google has a channel, kinda gonna have to check before hand…. wait how did he get those peoples texts?…. do they know he’s using there texting?… (if it’s peoples texts).. that’s cool how a text will be translated by using the camera.. but what of if a persons speaking that language?.. omg this app understood his accent… and Siri doesn’t.. the word allo reminds me of the bbc series, Allo’ Allo, idk if it’s a coincidence or if they know how that series connects… Vulkan?… well I understand the change in spelling…. why a wand VR controller?.. I mean why not but it just seems too Harry Potter or whimsical? I mean with a creating app… or controlling things app.. idk..

  2. Should be possible to get assistance from Google Home without saying "Ok Google". Because tecnology should be more subtle, as being part of your life without you having to control it. I guess this is the next step. The Google being able to recognize when it is necessary without you having to say "Ok Google". This is a very hard level to achieve, even today, however I believe Google can do it.

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