Google doesn’t want users to see artificial intelligence as a service to be accessed. Instead, it wants its AI to be everywhere, proactively and seamlessly guiding people’s lives. That’s one major takeaway from the tech giant’s latest annual conference, Olivia Solon reports for The Guardian. For example, Google’s AI assistant might soon tell you, unprompted, that traffic is going to disrupt your morning routine. And a new product, Lens, will use AI to translate visual images from a phone’s camera into useful information about everything from flower species to restaurants. Taken together, these strategies point to a future where businesses constantly observe and react to the minutiae of consumers’ surroundings.
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