Former Android Chief Expects AI Boom

Andy Rubin thinks the next major wave of computing will be artificial intelligence. Former Android chief Andy Rubin, who left Google last year and launched the Playground start-up incubator, has high hopes for artificial intelligence. During this week’s Code/Mobile event in California, Rubin told Re/code’s Walt Mossberg that AI will be “the next computing platform” after mobile.  Computing evolves every 15 to 20 years, he said, citing the shift from mainframes to mini computers and then home PCs to the Internet and now mobile. Playground is intended to “prepare for the next thing,” Rubin said, which he believes will be AI. That’s not going to happen overnight, though. “Mobile’s not going away,” he said, suggesting that a true AI shift could take up to 30 years. In the meantime, Playground Global—which describes itself as “start-up studio helping…


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