“Google’s founders saw early on the power of AI and today it is built into everything Google does,” said Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud, on the sidelines of Google Cloud Next 2018. “And now we’re incorporating the power of AI into everything you (clients) do.”
While Google Cloud trails Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud infrastructure market, it has emerged as the leader in cloud AI services. And with AutoML available in public beta, its clients will be able to use Google’s machine-learning technology without having to type a single line of code.
The company is also taking an AI-first approach for all its products including ‘search’ and ‘Gmail.’
“We want to bring the power of that approach to all (our clients), we want to make it possible for them(to apply) our advanced research to problems that matter to our customers,” said Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, who made a surprise visit to the company’s cloud conference in San Francisco.
The company is also using AI to improve its other offerings like G Suite, which includes Gmail, Docs, and Drive, among others. SmartC ompose, which ‘intelligently’ autocompletes emails for consumers, will now be available for Google Cloud’s enterprise customers. Google has also added voice commands to Hangouts Meet hardware, which is used by enterprises to have video meetings at scale.
The India public cloud services revenue is projected to grow 37.5% in 2018 to $2.5 billion, up from $1.8 billion in 2017, according to Gartner.
(The reporter is in San Francisco at the invitation of Google)