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Google Clips camera looks for quick moments to captureGoogle unveiled its new $249 Clips camera, which uses AI to look for everyday, sharable moments.
Now we all love photos. Yeah. A lot of our photos let us step back into moments with friends, with family. Some of our favourites are the coded ones like this. They capture the essence of a moment. But the problem is to get those photos Some needs to be the photographer on duty waiting to press the shutter button at just the right moment. And we were thinking how do you capture those flitting spontaneous moments while letting yourself be part of the moment. So we've been working on that and I'm really excited to share an entirely new type of camera That works with your Pixel. We call it Google Clips. [APPLAUSE] And this first edition is specifically designed with parents and pet owners in mind. So you'll capture more of those spontaneous smiles, First steps and first tricks. [LAUGH] Now Clips has all the things you would expect from a great camera, a high performance lens, a powerful image sensor. It has a shutter button, but that's not what this camera is all about. We reimagined this camera from the inside out, starting with the software and applying machine learning To build a camera that takes photos for you so you can enjoy the moment and instantly get shots you couldn't get before. [BLANK_AUDIO] Thank you. How does all that work? It starts with an AI engine at the core of the camera. Let's talk about what that engine does. When you're behind a camera, you look for people you care about, you look for smiles, you look for that moment your dog starts chasing her tail. [LAUGH] Clips does all of that for you. Turn it on and it captures the moment so you can be in the moment. And because the software is at the core of the camera. It's gonna get smarter overtime. We also reimagined what camera hardware should do for you. [UNKNOWN] it weights almost nothing. So you can easily toss it into your pocket. And it's a hands free camera. So you can get this amazing new perspectives on your experience. And get yourself in the shot, by attaching clips to almost anything or setting it down. [LAUGH] Now from the beginning we knew privacy and control really matter. And we've been thoughtful about this for clips users, their family, and their friends. Let's start with the basics. It looks like a camera, and it has an indicator light. So everyone knows what the device does. Next, it looks for stable, clear shots. People you know and you help the camera learn who's important to you. Finally, all the machine learnings happens on the device itself. So just like any point and shoot nothing leaves your device until you decide to save and share it. This approach to designing and engineering clips required some significant technical breakthroughs to miniaturize the type of powerful machine learning that only a few years ago needed a super computer. Let's take a look at what Clips actually captures. So here's some clips I've captured with my family at home. Now, as you can see, it's not just photos that Clips is taking. It's taking little snippets that capture the whole moment. We call those, of course, clips. You can save them as a motion photo or choose any frame to save as a high-resolution still. It's like having my own photographer shooting and choosing the best moments for me. And I just have to swipe to save to google photos which can automatically make movies out of your clips in seconds. So that's the new goggle clips. A new type of camera that brings together the best of google, A.I software and hardware Tell people more easily captured, genuine candid moments of family, friends, and pets. Clips will be coming soon, and selling for $249.