Artificial intelligence a ‘gigantic’ development: Jeff Bezos

The emergence of artificial intelligence and machine learning for household gadgets is a ”gigantic” development, according to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Speaking at the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Bezos, whose company has scored a huge hit with the Echo connected speaker, said, ”It’s hard to overstate how big of an impact this will have on society over the next 20 years. It is big. But it doesn’t mean phones are going to go away or that voice actions will replace screens. As long as people have eyes, they will have screens.” The Echo speaker can turn on lights, access online music and answer queries by awaking the speaker by stating the word Alexa. Amazon hasn’t revealed sales stats, but says the product is hard to keep in…


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