AI is tech’s next big thing: here’s what companies are doing about it

Artificial intelligence has long fascinated the technology industry and it’s easy to see why. Creating a piece of software that can think, and act, like a human mind would be one of the biggest advancements in computer science ever, and that might even be an understatement. The interest in A.I. has meant that big companies, like Google or Facebook, are hiring teams of engineers and researchers to build the technology into their products. While humans have not created anything close to the human mind, machines and software are becoming much better at predicting what we want based on a much smaller set of information. Google, for example, spent much of its annual I/O conference talking about advances in A.I. and how the company plans to implement the technology. Google assistant…


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