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Google I/O: for the third year, AI-driven Android is a key theme

For the third year running, the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and Android mobile devices was a big theme at Google’s annual developer event, Google I/O. The company outlined how it plans to use deep learning in forthcoming smartphones, as well as its home displays and web services, in particular to reinvent the user interface around voice recognition rather than the touchscreen. This has started in virtual assistants, smart speakers and home hubs, but Google envisages all devices and interactions making use of voice – and in future, tactile and virtual reality interfaces. The degree to which each of the web giants can define and control the next generation of Internet and mobile experiences will shape their commercial success in…

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