Google Makes Push Into Artificial Intelligence With New Offerings

ENLARGE Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks Wednesday during the company’s annual developers’ conference in Mountain View, Calif. Photo: Reuters By Jack Nicas Jack Nicas The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @jacknicas jnicas Google+ Jack.Nicas@dowjones.com May 18, 2016 2:12 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai revealed new products and services that use smarter software to make decisions rather than follow instructions, part of a major push into artificial intelligence that he said would define the tech giant over the next decade. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., said it would soon start selling a device called Home that will answer users’ questions and complete tasks for them, like scheduling appointments, playing music and sending emails. The device resembles Amazon.com Inc.’s popular Echo device. “We think of it as…


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