At a small event today at Google's San Francisco offices, the company announced that its Knowledge Graph product will be launching worldwide tomorrow. It's unfortunately limited to English language users, but Google says that is taking care to change what information the Knowledge Graph presents based on location. In the example the company gave, a search for "Chiefs" would present information about the football team in the US, but the rugby team in Australia.
Google also demonstrated some expansions of the Knowledge Graph interface. It's able to present a top-bar version of the Knowledge Graph features in the main window of search, which worked equally well on desktop and on a tablet. Jack Menzel, director of product management for Knowledge Graph, said that "we can pivot the results around the sets of things that you are looking for." Essentially, Knowledge Graph is able to understand related types of "things" like roller coasters, lighthouses, or astronauts and present them in a horizontal list.
Google also walked through its current stats on both search and the Knowledge Graph product within it. Google says that there are 30 trillion URLs on the web today, and it crawls around 20 billion of those per day, then serves up 100 billion searches every month. Amit Singh, senior VP of engineering, called Google's Knowledge Graph product, announced in May, a "quantum leap" in improving search's ability to understand meaning instead of just keywords. The knowledge graph currently has "half a billion objects in [its] object base," and it's growing daily.