Google to prioritize artificial intelligence

CNBC: Google plans to shift focus from mobile technologies to artificial intelligence.

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Right now, Google works across screens, [Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google,] said, not just computers, but phones, wrists, cars and virtual reality devices. But Pichai predicts that these devices will be replaced by the more powerful forces of artificial intelligence.

“Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the ‘device’ to fade away,” Pichai wrote. “Over time, the computer itself — whatever its form factor — will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day. We will move from mobile first to an AI first world.”

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