Intro|Intermediate|The future of Google

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Here is some information about Google Inc., the topic of this lesson. Is it true or false? Don’t google the answers 😉


Check your guesses in the next step!

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And here are the facts. Did you get everything right?

1. The founders started Google in the basement. False

Nope, the founders started Google in the garage of a friend.

2. Google’s new employees are known as Nooglers; they are required to wear blue, yellow and red hats at their first company meeting. True

3. If a Google employee dies, their spouse gets half of their salary for 10 years. True

4. Google rents cows to replace lawn-mowers at its Mountainview location. False

They don’t rent cows, but they do rent goats!

Wanna speak the lingo of trendy Google developers? Then try to match these words to what they mean

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Okay, let’s see this vocabulary in action. Can you fill in these gaps?

To save several hours of your time, let’s watch the highlights of the Google I/O Conference. Tick the things mentioned

🔹machine learning — the science of getting computers to learn to develop models and rules by being fed large amounts of data.

🔹naturally conversational — speaking like a human.

🔹readmission — the fact of taking someone back into a hospital again after they had been allowed to leave.

🔹quantitatively — in terms of numbers.

🔹data point — a unit of data.

We are bringing out the feature to Gmail, we call it ‘Smart Compose’, as the name suggests, we use machine learning to start suggesting phrases for you as you type. All you need to do is to hit ‘tap’ and keep on completing.

Our vision for the perfect assistant is that it’s naturally conversational, it’s there when you need it, so that you can get things done in the real world. And we are working to make it even better. We want the assistant to be something that’s natural and comfortable to talk to and to do that, we need to start with the foundation of the Google Assistant — the voice. We are adding, as of today, six new voices to the Google Assistant.

So we are bringing a new feature called ‘suggested actions’, say, for example, you went to a wedding and you’re looking through those pictures. We understand your friend Lisa is in the picture, and we offer to share the three photos with Lisa, and with one click those photos can be sent to her.

Health care is one of the most important fields AI is going to transform. If you go and analyse over hundred thousand data points per patient, more than any single doctor could analyse, we can actually quantitatively predict the chance of readmission 24 to 48 hours before, earlier than traditional methods. It gives doctors more time to act.



Information reload? Let’s watch again and check how well you’ve understood it with these questions

We are bringing out the feature to Gmail, we call it ‘Smart Compose’, as the name suggests, we use machine learning to start suggesting phrases for you as you type. All you need to do is to hit ‘tap’ and keep on completing.

Our vision for the perfect assistant is that it’s naturally conversational, it’s there when you need it, so that you can get things done in the real world. And we are working to make it even better. We want the assistant to be something that’s natural and comfortable to talk to and to do that, we need to start with the foundation of the Google Assistant — the voice. We are adding, as of today, six new voices to the Google Assistant.

So we are bringing a new feature called ‘suggested actions’, say, for example, you went to a wedding and you’re looking through those pictures. We understand your friend Lisa is in the picture, and we offer to share the three photos with Lisa, and with one click those photos can be sent to her.

Health care is one of the most important fields AI is going to transform. If you go and analyse over hundred thousand data points per patient, more than any single doctor could analyse, we can actually quantitatively predict the chance of readmission 24 to 48 hours before, earlier than traditional methods. It gives doctors more time to act.


Okay, Google, let’s see how the new Google Assistant works and answer these questions

Sundar Pichai   Hair Salon Manager   Google Assistant

Sundar Pichai: So, what you’re gonna hear is the Google Assistant actually calling a real salon to schedule the appointment for you. Let’s listen.
Hair Salon Manager: Hello, how can I help you?
Google Assistant: Hi, I’m calling to book a women’s haircut for a client. I’m looking for something on May 3d.
Hair Salon Manager: Sure, give me one second.
Google Assistant: Mm-hmm.
Hair Salon Manager: Sure, what time are you looking for around?
Google Assistant: At 12 pm.
Hair Salon Manager: We do not have a 12 pm available. The closest we have to that is 1:15.
Google Assistant: Do you have anything between 10 am and 12 pm?
Hair Salon Manager: Depending on what service she would like. What service is she looking for?
Google Assistant: Just a women’s haircut, for now.
Hair Salon Manager: Okay, we have a 10 o’clock.
Google Assistant: 10 am is fine.
Hair Salon Manager: Okay, what’s her first name?
Google Assistant: The first name is Lisa.
Hair Salon Manager: Okay, perfect. So, I will see Lisa at 10 o’clock on May 3d.
Google Assistant: Okay, great. Thanks.
Hair Salon Manager: Great. Have a great day. Bye.



Now, can YOU understand what the Google Assistant is saying? Watch again and fill in the gaps

Sundar Pichai   Hair Salon Manager   Google Assistant

Sundar Pichai: So, what you’re gonna hear is the Google Assistant actually calling a real salon to schedule the appointment for you. Let’s listen.
Hair Salon Manager: Hello, how can I help you?
Google Assistant: Hi, I’m calling to book a women’s haircut for a client. I’m looking for something on May 3d.
Hair Salon Manager: Sure, give me one second.
Google Assistant: Mm-hmm.
Hair Salon Manager: Sure, what time are you looking for around?
Google Assistant: At 12 pm.
Hair Salon Manager: We do not have a 12 pm available. The closest we have to that is 1:15.
Google Assistant: Do you have anything between 10 am and 12 pm?
Hair Salon Manager: Depending on what service she would like. What service is she looking for?
Google Assistant: Just a women’s haircut, for now.
Hair Salon Manager: Okay, we have a 10 o’clock.
Google Assistant: 10 am is fine.
Hair Salon Manager: Okay, what’s her first name?
Google Assistant: The first name is Lisa.
Hair Salon Manager: Okay, perfect. So, I will see Lisa at 10 o’clock on May 3d.
Google Assistant: Okay, great. Thanks.
Hair Salon Manager: Great. Have a great day. Bye.


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