Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.
Alphabet is the world’s third-largest technology company by revenue and one of the world’s most valuable companies. Beyond Google, Alphabet consists of mostly moonshots and investments: Google X, Calico, Nest, Ventures, Fiber, and Capital. Artificial intelligence (AI) has moved into the mainstream of business, driven by advances in cloud computing, big data, open-source software, and improved algorithms.
As AI technologies impact how humans work, live, and manage businesses, organizational leaders, innovators, and investors are looking to harness the powerful AI strategies to create customer value, and competitive advantage and Alphabet Inc. knows exactly what to do.
Deepmind at the heart of Google operations
Google collaborates with Deepmind to solve some of its engineering challenges like energy efficiency. By applying DeepMind’s ML to Google data centers, energy use for cooling was reduced by up to 40 percent. In any large-scale energy-consuming environment, this is a huge improvement.
Alpha Go is a huge accomplishment in artificial intelligence. The program plays Go the board game, taking turns to place stones on a board with the aim being to surround the opponent’s stones, with the winner being the one that captures the most stones. While it sounds simple it is elegant and complex and taken extremely seriously in China, with some playing it on a professional basis.
Artificial general intelligence
One of the most important aspects of artificial general intelligence is applying knowledge from one task to another. Deepmind team tried to tackle this problem by teaching their Artificial Intelligence to play 10 arcade games. Artificial Intelligence was able to master 7 of these games. While humans are still probably decades from reaching artificial general intelligence, these are promising results.
In conclusion, Alphabet Inc. is making huge progress in the field of artificial intelligence, and its AI strategies are considered one of the best in the world.