Google CEO: Mobile will fade, AI will rise

With the spawn of the internet and proliferation of mobile phones, it may seem like technology completely transformed the past two decades. But we’re still just at the start, according to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.

In Alphabet (GOOGL)’s annual founder’s letter, Pichai documented Google’s accomplishments, and homed in on the potential of artificial intelligence. Google’s AI system AlphaGo recently beat one of the world’s best players of the ancient and complex Chinese game of Weiqi, which is better known as Go — and Pichai was clear that they’re not just playing around.

“The implications for this victory are, literally, game changing — and the ultimate winner is humanity,” Pichai wrote. “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.” …  Read entire article… 

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