The 10 Coolest Experiments from Google Labs

When you've got thousands of the world's most brilliant engineers spending 20% of their time on whatever takes their fancy, cool software is the result.

Google Audio Indexing

What it does: Uses speech technology for videos to allow you to search them and jump to the point where particular phrases are spoken.

Why it's cool: The ability to index and search images and videos has made giant strides in recent years, and any steps along that path are worthwhile. Audio Indexing is far from perfect (a search for "New Zealand" pulled up David Letterman saying "he's only"), but it's definitely a functionality that will revolutionize the way we interact with video.

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