Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Keynote at 2017 I/O Conference (Full Transcript)

Sundar Pichai

Here is the full transcript of the entire Google I/O 2017 developer conference keynote where Google CEO Sundar Pichai and the team announced latest products and services the tech giant provides. This event occurred on Wednesday, May 17 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA.


Speakers at the event:

Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google

Scott Huffman – Vice President, Assistant

Valerie Nygaard – Product manager for Google Assistant

Rishi Chandra – VP of Home Products

Anil Sabharwal – Head of Google Photos

Susan Wojcicki – CEO, YouTube

Sarah Ali – Head of Living Room Products

Barbara MacDonald – Product Manager at YouTube

Dave Burke – VP of Engineering, Android

Stephanie Cuthbertson – Group Product Manager, Android Studio

Sameer Samat – VP of Android and Play

Clay Bavor – ‎VP, Virtual Reality at Google

Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google

Good morning. Welcome to Google I/O.

[Audience: We love you, Sundar!]

I love you guys, too. Can’t believe it’s one year already. It’s a beautiful day. We’re being joined by over 7,000 people, and we are live-streaming this, as always, to over 400 events in 85 countries.

Last year was the tenth year since Google I/O started, and so we moved it closer to home at Shoreline, back where it all began. It seems to have gone well. I checked the Wikipedia entry from last year. There were some mentions of sunburn. So we have plenty of sunscreen all around. It’s on us. Use it liberally.

It’s been a very busy year since last year. No different from my 13 years at Google. That’s because we’ve been focused ever more on our core mission of organizing the world’s information. And we are doing it for everyone, and we approach it by applying deep computer science and technical insights to solve problems at scale.

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That approach has served us very, very well. This is what has allowed us to scale up seven of our most important products and platforms to over 1 billion monthly active users each. And it’s not just the scale at which these products are working, users engage with them very heavily.

YouTube, not just has over 1 billion users, but every single day, users watch over 1 billion hours of videos on YouTube. Google Maps — every single day, users navigate over 1 billion kilometers with Google Maps. So the scale is inspiring to see and there are other products approaching this scale.

We launched Google Drive five years ago, and today, it is over 800 million monthly active users. And every single week, there are over 3 billion objects uploaded to Google Drive.

Two years ago, at Google I/O, we launched Photos as a way to organize users’ photos using machine learning. And today, we are over 500 million active users. And every single day, users upload 1.2 billion photos to Google. So the scale of these products are amazing. But they are all still working up their way towards Android, which I’m excited, as of this week, we crossed over 2 billion active devices of Android. As you can see, the robot is pretty happy, too, behind me.

So it’s a privilege to serve users at this scale. And this is all because of the growth of mobile and smartphones. But computing is evolving again. We spoke last year about this important shift in computing, from a mobile-first to an AI-first approach.

Mobile made us reimagine every product we were working on. We had to take into account that the user interaction model had fundamentally changed, with multitouch, location, identity, payments, and so on. Similarly, in an AI-first world, we are rethinking all our products and applying machine learning and AI to solve user problems. And we are doing this across every one of our products. So today, if you use Google Search, we rank differently using machine learning.

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