In the opening letter to the employees on the company’s progress and priorities during the year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai shared his thoughts on the future of Technology. He highlights the importance of Artificial Intelligence, which will overpower any form of Smartphones or Formless Computers.
The letter starts with a small introduction from Google co-founder Page, where he praises Pichai for his performance as new Google CEO.
Sundar Pichai share his believes as:
Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the device to fade away. Over time, the computer itself — whatever its form factor — will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day. We will move from mobile first to an AI first world.
Understanding the impact of such services by Google, he says:
You should be able to move seamlessly across Google services in a natural way, and get assistance that understands your context, situation, and needs-all while respecting your privacy and protecting your data
Following is the section of his letter that addresses, “The power of machine learning and artificial intelligence”:
A key driver behind all of this work has been our long-term investment in machine learning and AI. It’s what allows you to use your voice to search for information, to translate the web from one language to another, to filter the spam from your inbox, to search for “hugs” in your photos and actually pull up pictures of people hugging … to solve many of the problems we encounter in daily life. It’s what has allowed us to build products that get better over time, making them increasingly useful and helpful.
We’ve been building the best AI team and tools for years, and recent breakthroughs will allow us to do even more. This past March, DeepMind’s AlphaGo took on Lee Sedol, a legendary Go master, becoming the first program to beat a professional at the most complex game mankind ever devised. The implications for this victory are, literally, game changingand the ultimate winner is humanity. This is another important step toward creating artificial intelligence that can help us in everything from accomplishing our daily tasks and travels, to eventually tackling even bigger challenges like climate change and cancer diagnosis.
Now what this means for us is a constant change. In the past decade we have become very familiar and used to our computer machines and laptops but here is another wave of change soon. And those who adapt will be the survivors for the future!
Source: Business Standard