Missed the Google’s ‘Made by Google’ keynote event? Well, here is the full transcript of Google’s Pixel Launch – ‘Made by Google’ hardware event where the company unveiled its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. This event occurred on October 4, 2016 in San Francisco.
Dinesh – HBO sitcom Silicon Valley
Gilfoyle – HBO sitcom Silicon Valley
Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google
Rick Osterloh – SVP, Hardware Group
Brian Rakowski – VP, Product Management
Sabrina Ellis – Director of Product Management at Google
Clay Bavor – Head of VR at Google
Adrienne McCallister – Google Director of Global Partnerships for VR/AR
Mario Queiroz – Google Vice President of Product Management
Rishi Chandra – Google group product manager
Scott Huffman – Engineering Director at Google
Dinesh: The Google keynote is about to start.
Dinesh: You’re gonna watch?
Dinesh: Why? Don’t you want to know what it’s about?
Gilfoyle: I know what it’s about.
Dinesh: You don’t know what it’s about, they’re going to tell everyone what it’s about during the keynote.
Gilfoyle: No, they’re going to tell everybody who wasn’t on the beta what it’s about.
Dinesh: There is no beta. Was there a beta? Did you get on the beta? How did you get on the beta? Why wasn’t I on the beta?
Gilfoyle: They only give the beta to qualified industry professionals.
Dinesh: Oh yeah, well then what am I? Don’t answer that…
Gilfoyle: A virgin.
Gilfoyle: Next question.
Dinesh: You can be a qualified industry professional and a virgin, in fact it helps, but I’m not a virgin.
Gilfoyle: Okay. I’ll take your word for it.
Dinesh: Wait, what’s in the box?
Gilfoyle: There was no box.
Dinesh: Is that the keynote thing, the Google thing is in the box? Is it a thing?
Gilfoyle: Is a box a thing? Hmmm…
Dinesh: No if — Is the thing in the box a thing?
Gilfoyle: Do you have any other questions?
Dinesh: Is it multiple things….?
Gilfoyle: (No response)
Dinesh: I don’t care, it’s fine, I’m cool.
Gilfoyle: Got to go.
Dinesh: Where you going?
Gilfoyle: Well, since you asked.
Dinesh: Google after party…
Dinesh: That sucks.
Gilfoyle: And I heard Larry is going to fire Sergey out of a cannon. We’re all excited for that. Don’t wait up for me.
Dinesh: You know what? Maybe I will wait up for you. What are you going to do about it?
Gilfoyle: Probably have a really great night without you. If you want to know.
Dinesh: Stupid Google keynote. Oh, here we go!
[Google: Hi Doug, how can I help?]
Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google
Google morning. Thank you for being here. We are being joined by many people at global launch events around the world so welcome to all of them as well. We also have a Live Stream and so lot of folks are joining on the Live Stream, including Dinesh, I’m told. So welcome to everyone.
This space used to be a power station for a chocolate factory in the 1900’s. So we have transformed it pretty well, but I’m glad we have a historic setting as we talk about what we are building for the future.
At I/O earlier this year, we talked the about our vision for that future. We are at a seminal moment in computing. If you step back and think about it, computing has always had big shifts every 10 years or so. It all started in the ‘80s, early ‘80s when the personal computer reached the mainstream. It was the first time computing touched the lives of many people and revolutionized the way they worked.
Roughly a decade later, in the mid ‘90s, the Web arrived. It is arguably the biggest platform shift we have seen in our lifetimes. It brought the Internet to many more people, radically changed industries, fundamentally changed how people interact and connect with each other.
Mobile first to an AI first world
About 10 years later, in the mid 2000s with the advent of smartphone we had the mobile revolution. That brought computing to probably now around half the world’s population. And it’s profoundly changing people’s lives. And the shift continues. In fact, when I look ahead at where computing is headed, it’s clear to me that we are heading — evolving from a mobile first to an AI first world.
What do I mean by that? In this world, computing will be universally available. It will be there everywhere in the context of a user’s daily life. People will be able to interact with it naturally and seamlessly than ever before. And above all else, it will be intelligent. It will help users in more meaningful ways.
At Google, we are very, very excited about the shift and we have been working for a long time towards this shift. At the heart of these efforts is our goal to build a Google Assistant. We spoke about the assistant earlier at Google I/O this year. The envisioned assistant is a two-way conversation, a natural dialogue between our users and Google to help them get things done in the real world. The assistant will be universal, it will be available when the users need it to help them. And our goal is to build a personal Google for each and every user. Just like we built a Google for everyone, we want to build each user his or her own individual Google.
To capture our vision for what the Google Assistant is, we put together a short video. So let’s take a look.
[Video Starts: When we started, we made this for everyone so that everyone could find anything they need among the millions of zillions of things in the world. Today it seems like sometimes it’s easy to feel like you need a little help with the stuff just in your own world, your photos, phone, videos, calendars, messages, friends, trips, reservations, and so on, and so on. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had some help with all of that? Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a Google for your world? That’s why we are building the Google Assistant. Hi, Amy, how can I help? You ask it what you need. Okay, Google, what do I have to do today? And your assistant understands and helps you out. You can even carry on a conversation with it. How long will it take to get to downtown Chicago from home. What restaurants are there. Book a table at Cortina restaurant. Sure and the assistant is always there for you, so if you are on the road you can ask it where to fill up. And if you are at home you can ask it to play some music or if you are in a chat with a friend, it can show you what is playing tonight. It’s like your own personal Google. Naturally anything you share with it is safe and secure. The more you use your Google Assistant, the more useful it becomes. Remember my bike combo is 326. Got it? And soon you will be able to access it from all sorts of places. So it will be everywhere you are. We made this for everyone. And today we are making this just for you. Hi, how can I help? Meet your Google Assistant. – Video Ends]
So as you can see that’s our early vision for how we want to build the Google assistant. We are just getting started but in many ways we have been working hard at this problem ever since Google was founded 18 years ago. We have invested in deep areas of computer science. Today our Knowledge Graph has over 70 billion facts about people, places and things and we can answer questions based on that.