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Thu, May 10 2018. 01 03 PM IST
Google unveils an artificial intelligence tool capable of handling routine tasks -- such as making restaurant bookings, as a way to help people disconnect from their smartphone screens. Google Assistant is being taught to better understand people and interact with them more naturally and will be getting new voices, including one based on the voice of singer John Legend, as well as programming making it better at conversation. Much of the focus was on Google Assistant, the artificial intelligence application which is competing against Amazon’s Alexa and others.
Thu, Apr 05 2018. 09 19 AM IST
Amazon has held early exploratory talks to buy Flipkart even as the latter closes in on a sale to Walmart. Other than Amazon and Walmart, Google also offered to invest in the e-commerce firm at a valuation of $15-16 billion. Flipkart is seen as one of the most attractive assets in the global internet economy. Launched in 2007, Flipkart has, so far, raised more than $6 billion. Apart from its eponymous platform, Flipkart owns fashion businesses Myntra and Jabong, eBay India and mobile payments firm PhonePe.
Wed, Mar 16 2016. 12 59 PM IST
Self-driving cars may revolutionize US transportation enough so that the government can spend less money on roads, parking garages and public transportation systems, a Google executive is scheduled to tell senators Tuesday