AI and machine learning are the future of technology, and Google has introduced them into our routine lives in the form of the beloved ‘Google assistant’ on our smartphones. If your smartphone runs on Android then you are part of Google AI’s circle. The purpose of artificial intelligence is to enable technology to mimic human behavior, mainly through machine learning. Nonetheless, AI cannot think like a real person so it won’t sue you if you try to offend it.
Most applications or devices included in ‘the internet of things’ that integrate AI do so to a very limited extent. As a result, most of their responses are very generic and anything that is even a tad bit unconventional will not be recognized or understood. Google has the most advanced AI to date and the reason is not the underlying algorithms.
Google is a profound search engine at core with infinite web crawlers, having access to excessive amounts of data. The truth behind Google AI’s dominance is the massive database it has and others do not. The creators of the mega search engine have data collecting resources everywhere, ranging from your very own mobile devices to street cameras.
What do you do when you need to find a place? Gone are the days where you would consult a bulky paper map and try to make sense of it. Now you got Google Maps on your phone that you can use in any part of the world, as long as you are connected to the internet. Similarly, whether you are looking up a research paper, seeking an answer to a question, or finding a holiday recipe, Google is your best friend in every kind of scenario.
It’s funny how much we rely on Google today, because the answer to every anomaly could be “Google it”. Talking of Google Assistant, let’s not forget about its top two contenders who have human like names to be referred to, i.e. Siri and Alexa. Both of the latter amazed us around when they were first introduced, because virtual assistants were quite the innovation back then. The voice recognition is not perfect and somewhat biased, but it was the start of a new era.
As expected, Google’s AI was made to be bigger and better; this made the other contenders look a tad bit unintelligible. The answer again is the vastness of data that empowers Google AI and makes it more encompassing. As a result, it produces results that are more accurate and precise. Machine learning helps it in copying human behavior to a greater extent, where it becomes difficult to distinguish it from a real person.
AI does not come up with anything on its own after all; it can only incorporate information produced by people and manipulate it with varying data sets. At present, AI can have a normal phone conversation, drive a car, and write a book; the growth in technology sure is making it less predictable. The famous robot named “Sophia” is another astounding example of where artificial intelligence is headed.