Google’s artificial intelligence chief says ‘we’re in an AI spring’

Artificial Intelligence Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto By Christina Warren2016-05-20 19:13:28 UTC “We’re kind in an AI Spring,” says John Giannandrea, Google’s head of machine learning.  Giannandrea’s statement — a reference to the term AI winter — sums up how the use cases, interest and research in artificial intelligence are really taking off.  During a Google I/O panel on Friday held at the company’s developer’s conference, Giannandrea was joined by Google SVP of Product Aparna Chennapragada and Google Brain lead Jeffrey Dean to talk about how AI and machine learning are changing products. Image: Google I/O Livestream Giannandrea cited the recent success in the areas of speech recognition and image understanding as two reasons AI and machine learning are suddenly so hot. Even though Google has invested such areas for more than a decade,…


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