Otavio Good

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Otávio Good
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Otavio Good (left) Photographed at the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco
Residence San Francisco, California
United States
Nationality American and Brazilian
Alma mater University of Maryland
Occupation Video game developer (former)
Translation software entrepreneur
Known for Original author of Word Lens[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Title Founder and CEO of Quest Visual, Inc. (2009–present)[1][2][3]
Co-founder of Secret Level, Inc. (1999-2006)[1][3]

Otávio Good is a Brazilian and American computer programmer and inventor. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Quest Visual Inc.[1][2][3]Quest Visual was later bought by Google on May 16, 2014 and is offered for free on google glasses. Good previously co-founded Secret Level Inc., which was acquired by Sega in 2006 and became Sega Studios San Francisco.[1][3] Otávio Good is the original author of Quest Visual's first product Word Lens, the first augmented reality translation application that replaces text into the desired language in video without connection to the Internet.[4][5][6] Because of its potential impact on international travel, Word Lens received significant amount of attention[7][8][9][10][11][12][13] following its release on December 16, 2010,[4] including Wired,[14] The Economist,[15] CNN,[5][16] The New York Times,[17][18] Forbes,[6] The Wall Street Journal,[19] and MIT Technology Review.[2] Otavio Good won the 2011 World Technology Award in the category IT-Software (Individual) presented at the United Nations headquarters [20][21] and the 2012 NetExplo award in the category Innovation & Technology presented at the UNESCO headquarters for the creation of Word Lens.[22] He led the team "All Your Shreds Are Belong to U.S." that won the DARPA's Shredder Challenge 2011.[23][24][25]


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  1. ^ a b c d e Armstrong, Natalie (April 19, 2011). "Word Lens app developer builds on social media buzz". Reuters. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Boutin, Paul (May–June 2011). "A New Reality: Applications that overlay information on smart-phone screen views will change the way we interact with the world around us". Technology Review. 
  3. ^ a b c d e MacMillan, Douglas (May 5, 2011). "Otávio Good's Instant Translator". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Tsotsis, Alexia (December 16, 2010). "Word Lens Translates Words Inside of Images. Yes Really". TechCrunch. 
  5. ^ a b c Milian, Mark (December 20, 2010). "New iPhone app translates foreign-language signs". CNN: Tech. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Olson, Parmy (December 22, 2010). "Hot, New ‘Word Lens’ App Is Founder’s First Project In Augmented Reality". Forbes. 
  7. ^ Hennigan, W.J. (December 17, 2010). "Word Lens enables iPhone users to instantly translate Spanish to English". Los Angeles Times: Business/Technology. 
  8. ^ Broida, Rick (December 17, 2010). "Word Lens for iPhone translates Spanish to English--in real time!". CNET Reviews. 
  9. ^ Darren, Allan (December 19, 2010). "Word Lens translation app planned for Android and more". Tech Watch. 
  10. ^ Yam, Marcus (December 19, 2010). "Word Lens App is Like a Magical Visual Babel Fish". Tom's Guide: Software. 
  11. ^ "Word Lens instant translation app launching on Android, plus global languages". Expert Reviews. December 19, 2010. 
  12. ^ Eisenhower, Rachel (December 21, 2010). "Cool App-titude: Word Lens". Signal Scape. 
  13. ^ Evans, Joel (December 21, 2010). "Instant word translations without an internet connection with Word Lens". ZDNet. 
  14. ^ Sorrel, Charlie (December 17, 2010). "Word Lens: Augmented Reality App Translates Street Signs Instantly". Wired: Gadget Lab. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  15. ^ B., N. (December 18, 2010). "Word Lens: This changes everything". The Economist: Gulliver blog. 
  16. ^ Kim, Ryan (December 17, 2010). "Augmented Reality Translations: Word Lens vs. Google Goggles". CNN Money: Fortune Tech. 
  17. ^ Grobart, Sam (December 17, 2010). "Word Lens: Una App Loca". The New York Times: Technology. 
  18. ^ Pogue, David (December 29, 2010). "The Pogies: Best Tech Ideas of the Year". The New York Times: Technology. 
  19. ^ Rooney, Ben (December 29, 2010). "Apps We Use: Word Lens [iOS]". The Wall Street Journal: TechEurope. 
  20. ^ DesMarais, Christina (October 30, 2011). "Apple Didn't Just Change the World, its Apps Did Too". PC World. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  21. ^ Robinson, Bill (November 1, 2011). "The World Technology Awards". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  22. ^ Dial, Minter (March 16, 2012). "MDE23: Interview with Word Lens founder, Otavio Good at Netexplo". The Myndset: MDE23. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  23. ^ Bingham, Amy (December 2, 2011). "Calif. Programmers Win $50K in Pentagon’s Un-Shredding Contest". ABC News. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  24. ^ Drummond, Katie (December 2, 2011). "Programmers Shred Pentagon’s Paper Puzzle Challenge". Wired. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  25. ^ Aron, Jacob (December 3, 2011). "DARPA's Shredder Challenge has been solved". New Scientist. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 

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