Tech giants race for edge in artificial intelligence

1 / 4Google Assistant software is being built into new Pixel handsets — aiming to outdo Apple’s SiriGoogle Assistant software is being built into new Pixel handsets — aiming to outdo Apple’s Siri (AFP Photo/Glenn Chapman)San Francisco (AFP) – Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people.The effort is seen as an evolution in computing that allows users to interact with machines in natural conversation style, telling devices to tend to tasks such as ordering goods, checking traffic, making restaurant reservations or searching for information.The artificial intelligence (AI) component in these programs aims to make create a world in which everyone can have a virtual aide that gets to know them better with each interaction.Here are some…


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