Google’s home invasion begins


Google’s home invasion begins
Doug Vining
Posted: 06 October 2016

Three years and one month ago, we published this MindBullet about Google ‘invading’ peoples homes with a smart TV. Well, now they are doing it, but with a speaker instead of a screen. Or you can use the phone to summon Google’s Assistant. Yes, we ‘predicted’ that, way back in 2004, in a MindBullet too…


All That New Google Hardware?  It’s a Trojan Horse for AI

THE FOCUS OF GOOGLE’S big hardware event this week wasn’t the hardware at all. It was Assistant, the artificially intelligent digital helper that caters to your every whim and powers your every interaction.

Assistant is invisible, in the design-jargon sense. The omnipresent concierge works in the background, predicting your needs, processing your requests, and offering neatly parceled answers to your questions. You never see the cogs behind it, you merely type (or speak) a command and read (or hear) tailored responses served on screen or through a speaker.



With Google Screen you get more than just television, broadband and games.
Dateline: 26 August 2015

That’s not always a good thing. Initial research conducted by the US military lead to the development of VAPR (Vanishing Programmable Resources) systems. Labelled “Snapchat for hardware,” VAPR aimed to develop an electronic system that could literally disappear into thin air …


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