Google+. And even though Google despises patent battles between rivals, they’re going to need a patent or two for these new glasses they’re working on. This may even be an opportunity to integrate their recent patent for picking up on background noise and other location-aware data, developing an entire AI system around Project Glass. Mobile gadgets are the entry point for the potential mass consumer adoption of AI, and can even solve the problems of behavioral targeting solutions that give us bad recommendations, says Expertmaker’s founder and CTO Lars Hard.
As a maker of AI software, Hard recognizes the potential behind AI integration in our social-mobile lives. Not only will AI simplify our user experiences as an intelligent way to handle our information, but it can keep our local, mobile, social lives in order.
“AI will be instrumental in moving social networking behavior from being an activity we merely consume, to a contextual feature that helps us without explanation,” Hard says. “Virtual assistants will alert us to social activities that are interesting to us but only when we want or need this information based on where we are and what we are doing. These assistants are part of a bigger trend to create a virtual arsenal of assistants for all our daily personal services – from shopping to banking.”
Indeed, Project Glass may be the ticket for Google as a way to surpass Apple’s lead on innovative gadgets. “This puts Google out in front of Apple; they are a long ways ahead at this point,” said Michael Liebhold, senior researcher at the Institute for the Future, who specializes in wearable computing devices. He notes that Google has the talent and the data elements to pull this off.