Google boss downplays devices and talks up artificial intelligence

May 09, 2016   Abdul Montaqim Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, says the days of the ‘device’ are numbered  The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, says he can foresee the day when the “device” as we know it will be no more. In a blog post on Google’s website, Pichai says: “Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the ‘device’ to fade away.” The reason Pichai says is because artificial intelligence will make all devices work seamlessly and, therefore, make devices less important than the AI software behind them. “Over time, the computer itself – whatever its form factor – will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day,” says Pichai. “We will move from mobile first to an AI…


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