Google’s AI leadership position will pay dividends for decades to come as natural language AI increasingly becomes part of our day-to-day lives.
We are only in the first inning of AI’s evolution insofar as how we interact with it on a day-to-day basis. Google’s AI ingests more data and learns at a faster rate as compared to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana. That lead will only widen over time. Google Assistant only handles a fraction of the discrete tasks today that it will eventually process in the years to come. It is easy to imagine a future where Google Assistant powers thousands of consumer-oriented tasks as well as Enterprise tasks (Google Assistant powering a variety of Robotic Process Automation workflows will undoubtedly eliminate many costly, repetitive, low value-added workflows across industries). Google’s AI capabilities will help differentiate its various applications from competitive offerings – both Consumer and Enterprise.
As it relates to the Consumer, many of these services are widely available, especially on Android phones (I love Google’s Pixel phone from a feature and functionality standpoint despite the fact its default position is zero privacy). On the Enterprise side, things will get really interesting as Google infuses industry-specific applications and workflows with its AI capability.
- What you can ask Google Assistant: Click HERE
- For other examples as to how Google’s AI effort powers various services, check out Google’s 2022 IO event HERE (abbreviated version) and HERE (full keynote).