How Google Makes Push Into Artificial Intelligence

Making its push into Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (VR), Google kicked off its developer conference Wednesday. Highlighting its progress with artificial intelligence, 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 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 a conversational assistant,” the Wall Street Journal, quoted Pichai as saying at Google’s annual developers’ conference. “We want users to have…


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