“Artificial Intelligence is the future, if only we make sure the control stays on our hands” — Sunil Jagani
We saw many tech events panning out in the month of September. From Oracle’s OpenWorld conference to Microsoft’s Ignite, mega events and keynote speakers rocked the stage by giving the world a glimpse of how IT is going to be. While every event had its own focal point of discussion, A.I. was that one critical concept that never went untouched. And, when it comes to artificial intelligence, nothing can be the way Google is.
The search engine giant is trying to bring developments at lighting fast speed. Google’s quest to close the gap between man and machine is getting one step closer every day.
“It’s quite difficult to say whether A.I is transforming Google or vice versa”, says Sunil
Sunil jagani is the CTO and president of AllianceTek. A connoisseur of technology, he asserts A.I. is the technology that is shaping the way machines will interact with us. He stays abreast with the paradigm of artificial intelligence and tries answering questions that give meaning to it. Here, he outlines some of the most recent developments that Google has brought in the realm of A.I.
Chatbot – Google recently released a paper that chronicled the company’s recent advancement in A.I. Termed ‘Chatbot’, it is a highly advanced bot that can learn how to respond to conversations by analyzing massive amounts digital data. Here is an excerpt of the conversation:
- Human: What is morality?
- Machine: What is altruism?
- Human: What is the definition of altruism?
- Machine: If you don ‘t believe in god, then you don’t know.
- Human: Ok…so what is the definition of morality?
- Machine: Well, the truth is, you ‘re not a believer in god almighty.
- Human: Tell me the definition of morality, I am quite upset now!
- Machine: I’m not ashamed of being a philosopher!
Acquisition of API.AI – Trying to beat Siri, the voice-controlled personal assistant from Apple, Google recently acquired API.AI. It is a startup that enables developers plug in advanced speech recognition and machine learning – just like Siri – into their apps.
Pixel – What picture do you build up in your mind when you hear the term ‘pixel’. Certainly a camera! It’s rather a phone that is 100% Google, inside and out, one that claims to offer you the best photographing experience. Beating the iPhone 7 with a higher score in DxOMark’s Labs, Pixel is a sleek smartphone that is focused on giving a pure Google experience, i.e., easy and seamless.
“And of course, it has its artificial intelligence baked in”, reminds Jagani.
Google Assistant – In the event in San Fransisco, Google also demonstrated its Assistant, an AI. The Google Assistant is meant to be more powerful and open that what you currently experience with the “Ok Google” in your smartphones. The vision is to have it everywhere – TVs, connected speakers, alarm systems and so on.
“AI is going to lead the way”, Said Sundar Pichai, the man who needs no introduction.
Google has already noticed the surge in interest across various platforms related to IT.
“A momentous shift can be seen in the way Google-related things work”, Jagani transcribes, “You better get started”.