Adding AI and ML to Speech-to-Text and Language Translations Are Game Changers

At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai showed off an AI-based technology called Duplex, in which a computer made a call to a restaurant to make a reservation in a natural human voice and interacted directly with a person taking down reservations at a particular eating establishment.

This particular AI announcement got a lot of coverage at Google I/O and given its importance, and the breakthrough in technology it delivered, it deserved to be highlighted as one of the most important announcements coming out of this year’s Google Developers Conf. However, for those of us at the conference, it was clear that the theme of AI and Machine Learning was prevalent in all products and services they showed at the event.

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Tim Bajarin

Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. He is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others.