Over the past few years Google has focused on machine intelligence, and this week announced its new artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Gradient Ventures. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, stated that he wishes for the company to be on the forefront of AI. To this end, Google has been recruiting top AI investors and technical talent for years, and its newest partner continues that trend. Artificial intelligence holds particular promise for people with disabilities as it can adapt intelligently to the individual and/or context-specific needs and preferences of the user. Anna Peterson, head of Gradient Ventures, said, “the biggest benefit for Google is spurring innovation in the AI space.” Source: John Mannes, Tech Crunch.
Google Announces its Newest Artificial Intelligence Fund, Gradient Ventures
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