How Google, Apple phones will become robot assistants

Google, Microsoft and Apple are racing to transform smartphones into personal assistants that could one day be intelligent enough to make decisions for their users but the iPhone maker is uniquely concerned about the privacy costs people would pay for this convenience. Google Now, for instance, can suggest reminders for people’s daily lives and prompt them with information they need based on their routines and buying habits, sending messages that the flight they booked is delayed or that their favorite business is about to close. Google’s voice-activated search app is also being taught to recognize images and sounds to help people with tasks like organizing photos or translating a foreign language, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said during an earnings webcast on Thursday. “Machine learning and artificial intelligence are a priority…


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