jamuna news desk: Google's computer programs are gaining a better understanding of the world.
Now it wants them to handle more of the decision-making for the billions of people who use its services.
CEO Sundar Pichai and other top executives brought Google's audacious ambition into sharper focus Wednesday at an annual conference attended by more than 7,000 developers who design apps to work with its wide array of digital services.
Among other things, Google unveiled new ways for its massive network of computers to identify images, as well as recommend, share, and organize photos. It also is launching an attempt to make its voice-controlled digital assistant more proactive and visual while expanding its audience to Apple's iPhone, where it will try to outwit an older peer, Siri.
The push marks another step toward infusing nearly all of Google's products with some semblance of artificial intelligence the concept of writing software that enables computers to gradually learn to think more like humans.
Google punctuated the theme near the end of the conference's keynote address by projecting the phrase, "Computing that works like we do."
Pichai has made AI the foundation of his strategy since becoming Google's CEO in late 2015, emphasizing that technology is rapidly evolving from a "mobile-first" world, where smartphones steer the services that companies are building, to an "AI-first" world, where the computers supplement the users' brains.