Google's New Toy Lets You Teleport Around The World From Your Phone

By Holly Brockwell on at

We love Google's AI experiments, and the latest one is weirdly addictive considering it's just a mashup of things that already existed.

Speak To Go is a microsite that lets you say any destination in the world out loud, and you'll instantly go there. If you have a VR headset, you'll find it more immersive because you'll be able to look around with your actual head, but it still works without one.

On a phone, you can move the phone about to see Lady Liberty looming over your shoulder, or on a desktop, click and drag like on Street View to get the full 360-degree effect.

Speech recognition works really well (it understood everywhere we asked for, and took us there instantly), but if you've run out of places to visit, you can say "I'm feeling lucky" (nostalgia vibes) for a random place.

Try it out here.

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