Google is AI first: 12 AI projects powering Google products

We already covered how AI is integral to Alphabet. We had left out Google. As AI is starting to power all Google products, Google deserves its own focus.

We are now witnessing a new shift in computing: the move from a mobile-first to an AI-first world.

Sundar Pichai @ blog.google

From smartphone assistants to image recognition and translation, a myriad of AI functionality hide within google apps that you daily use. We mapped this functionality leveraging Smart Faktory’s Google strategy framework. Read more

Alphabet’s AI Investments in 38 Companies: In-depth Analysis

As Alphabet’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt summarizes, having worked through the AI winter he was not optimistic about the potential of AI in the early 2000s. However after hiring leading AI researchers including Andrew Ng and acquiring Deepmind in 2014 Google is currently one of the leaders in the field of AI.

For a refresher on what Alphabet does: Alphabet is a conglomerate including Google which mainly consists of search, maps, YouTube, Chrome, Cloud, AdWords, AdSense and the Android mobile phone platform. Read more