Google uses Assistant to square up to Siri in AI arms race

Battle of the digital assistants: Google Home (powered by Assistant), left, and devices powered by Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri Google’s big bet on computers that can teach themselves is about to face its most significant examination. “Machine learning” has brought artificial intelligence (AI) back into the technology mainstream which, for Google, means using its computing resources to analyse mountains of data to identify patterns and make predictions, from calculating the adverts users are likely to find most relevant to whether a digital image shows a cat or a dog. “It’s now solving problems we don’t know how to solve in any other way,” said Jeff Dean, the engineer who has spearheaded Google’s efforts since it began to focus on the area nearly five years ago. About 100 product teams…

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