On innovation, AI, and how Google is trying to automate our lives

I really found interesting this bit from a recent Andreessen Horowitz a16z podcast that looked at Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. In it, Kyle Russell, Benedict Evans, Connie Chan, and Steven Sinofsky offer some great thoughts on innovation and artificial intelligence (via my rough transcript; assume all errors or weirdness mine): The Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam. Steven: Well because it was a really exciting event for Google. There’s no doubt about that. They showed an unbelievable amount of stuff and it was coherent and clear and innovative all at once. I think what people get confused by is how does innovation really happen? And there’s this view that innovation is the same as invention and that one day you don’t have something and…


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