May 18, 2017 03:01 PM EDT
Internet Search giant Google held their annual developer conference yesterday at Shoreline amphitheater in Moscone. The company kicked off their active development to Android O operating system. One thing was made pretty clear by Google, it's that they now plan to move into an AI-first approach.
During the keynote, Sundar Pichai praised the involvement of AI that has resulted in an ongoing process in the field of information, technology, and medicine. Thanks to their own TensorFlow research, Google now plans to give away one thousand TPU units as mentioned by Sundar Pichai, the CEO himself. According to a report from Bloomberg, companies will be able to purchase Google's Cloud Tensor Processor Units (TPUs) with the help of which, the company hopes for rapid progress in the development of artificial intelligence.
Google has witnessed a salutary change in their AI research resulting in their products like Google Home and assistive technologies like Google Assistant. Details from MIT's Technology Review, explains in details as to how machine learning improves over time to display more effective results. The same was demonstrated by Google at the event which included a graphical representation as to how the process learns to differentiate between various subjects an image.
Since components required to run a supercomputer also come at a superior cost, Google plans to give away one thousand TPUs as aforementioned to various researchers who are openly willing to share details of their research. This is a brave move by the company considering the active cost it has to bear. Mr. Pichai has also announced a lot of initiatives involving AI that will be beneficial to medical analysis.
The Google I/O 2017 keynote was very exciting for Google fans especially since the company demonstrated on numerous topics not just limiting to artificial intelligence but even VR and Augmented Reality. The upcoming beta developer preview for Android O is also out for Google devices.