Ryan Lawler

21 November 2019

1 min read


How is AI changing the world?

By Ryan Lawler

3 min read

This article is part of our “How AI is changing the world” event series, held in San Francisco, New York, and Tel Aviv from June to November 2019, featuring insights by leading scientists and entrepreneurs on how AI will change healthcare, communication, agriculture, travel, and other industries. Check out all 12 talks here.

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Google is at the forefront of research on AI applications. "Our mission, as Google, is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful," Martin Aguinis, product marketing manager at Google "Our Google AI team is working to do the same thing with AI."

Google already uses AI in popular Google products, such as Gmail Smart Compose and Google Search and Translate. But some of Google's most exciting AI applications are happening outside its flagship products. For example, the company is prototyping its augmented reality microscope with real-time AI to aid in cancer diagnosis.

Meanwhile, individuals around the world are using Google's open-source machine learning library, TensorFlow, to create their own AI projects. Applications range from an app that helps detect illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest, to sensors that detects the sounds of endangered whales. Google also recently sponsored the AI Impact Challenge, which provided 20 AI startups with $25 million in funding to help develop their projects.