Joseph Smarr

Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google

Joseph Smarr is a senior staff software engineer at Google, currently working on Natural Language Understanding for the Google Assistant. Previously, Joseph worked on Google Photos (co-creator of its stories feature) and was a founding technical lead of Google+. Before that, he was Plaxo's chief technology officer, where he led its initiative to open up the social web.

Joseph has served on the board of directors of the OpenID Foundation and OpenSocial Foundation. He has a BS and MS from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence ('02 and '03). His website is, or just Google him!

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Google designers had an ‘almost hallucinatory moment’ when Larry Page finally...
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 at 3:37pm

How to Teach Google What a Story Is
Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 1:40pm

Google Plus struggles to add women after mostly-male launch
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 2:52am

Facebook Connect and OpenID Relationship Status: “It’s Complicated”
Posted on 21 Oct 2008 at 5:00pm

Singel-Minded: How Facebook Could Beat Google to Win the Net
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 at 10:04pm

Openness Would Decide Whether 'Google Me' Is Genius or Garbage
Posted on 30 Jun 2010 at 11:59am

Google beefing up new 'Social Web Team'
Posted on 26 Jan 2010 at 9:06am

Google Grabs Plaxo's CTO To "Turbocharge" The Opening Of The Social Web
Posted on 17 Dec 2009 at 4:00pm

Google’s daydreams about a photographer’s panos become artistic reality at Sa...
Posted on 1 Apr 2016 at 10:59pm

Google buys Angstro, hires co-founder to build social networking service
Posted on 28 Aug 2010 at 12:00am

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