Google placed a lot of importance on machine learning and artificial intelligence in its third-quarter earnings call. Google CEO Sundar Pichai pointed outthat the company sees investments in machine learning and artificial intelligence as a priority area.
Many Google products already use AI
More importantly, Pichai said the company wants all its products to include more AI and machine learning, and it is ‘re-thinking’ to achieve that goal. Machine learning means to create learning algorithms that do not need any intervention or assistance from humans and learn automatically.
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Several Google products already make use of those smart algorithms. These are voice search and translation, Photos and ‘Now On Tap,’ which is a new service that anticipates the information a user might need even before they ask for it. At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Google showed off its smart assistant product, which was apparently far better than Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana.
In reply to a question on Google’s vision, Pichai said the company is making use of machine learning as a way to re-think how it is doing everything. “We are thoughtfully applying it across all our products, be it search, ads, YouTube, or Play. And we’re in early days, bu