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Google I/O 2013 keynote

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  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:02:37 PM
    Will people talk to their computers in situations when they're not facing a tech fail or PEBKAC?
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:02:45 PM
    "All this goodness of conversational search will be coming to your desktops and laptops through Chrome," he says. It uses the "OK Google" interface from Glass.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:03:25 PM
    Looks like we're getting Google Now for desktops...
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:03:37 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:03:51 PM
    Google Now:
    "The more you use it, the more useful it becomes for you."
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:03:57 PM
    Google Now getting reminders
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:04:06 PM
    Now you can set reminders with Google Now.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:04:11 PM
    Cards for public transit commute times
    '
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:04:38 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:04:48 PM
    Cards for media: books, movies, TV shows
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:05:10 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:05:25 PM
    Johanna Wright takes the stage for a Google Now demo
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:05:48 PM
    "Show me things to do in Santa Cruz"
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:06:05 PM
    First link
    is Yahoo Answers
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:06:13 PM
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:06:49 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:07:12 PM
    "How far is it from here?" KG knows that "it" is Santa Cruz and "here" is SF
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:07:32 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:07:34 PM
    Wright: "Somehow Google knew 'it' was the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and 'here' is here." It keeps track of your earlier queries for context.
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:08:54 PM
    Wright: "Google Now anticipates my information needs."
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:08:58 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:09:09 PM
    We wrote about the Knowledge Graph and Voice Recognition and machine learning here: news.cnet.com
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:10:54 PM
    What Google is demonstrating here are seriously beefed-up personal assistant features for Google Now. They're launching today.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:11:18 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:11:26 PM
    It's comprehensive. Think Siri plus Google Search.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:12:25 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:12:44 PM
    Wright: "Show me my pictures from New York last year." Her Android phone pulls them up. "I hope you'll see how it's all coming together."
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:13:18 PM
    Amit Singhal back on stage now. He says there are still lots of complex scientific problems. "But our investment and commitment to getting there sooner rather than later are immense."
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:14:02 PM
    "Search is becoming a beautiful ubiquitous experience... that comes to you across all your screens"
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:14:31 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:15:15 PM
    Singhal is promising search will be life-transforming. Now we're moving to some Maps news.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:15:45 PM
    Brian McClendon Google Maps leader, on stage
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:16:36 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:16:47 PM
    Ground Truth is basically trying to create a virtual version of the real world.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:17:08 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:17:18 PM
    North Korea was the last of 200 countries to join MapMaker
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:17:50 PM
    On Maps: "Geocoded photos change the experience of everything."
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:18:02 PM
    Now 50 countries covered with Street View imagery.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:18:20 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:19:21 PM
    Local data, imagery, Street View, and Base Maps underneath it all
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:19:23 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:19:30 PM
    By combining data from multiple views of the same areas, Google constructs 3D building data on Google Maps.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:19:49 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:20:13 PM
    "Locating businesses precisely is pretty hard," but Street View makes it better. Google has 40 million businesses in its local database.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:20:25 PM
    more than 1m Web sites have Google Maps embedded
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:20:58 PM
    External use of Google Maps on others' Web sites is bigger than Google's own Maps site. No wonder they raised the price of the Maps API.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:21:30 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:21:43 PM
    BTW, Street View cars have driven more than 5 million miles
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