Google is bringing artificial intelligence to a whole new set of devices, including Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and the Raspberry Pi board, later this year.
A cool thing is these devices don’t require a set of powerful CPUs and GPUs to carry out machine learning tasks.
Google researchers are instead trying to lighten the hardware load to carry out basic AI tasks, as exhibited by last week’s release of Android Wear 2.0 operating system for wearables.
Google has added some basic AI features to smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0, and those features can work within the limited memory and CPU constraints of wearables.
Android Wear 2.0 has a “smart reply” feature, which provides basic responses to conversations. It works much like how predictive dictionaries work, but it can auto-reply to messages based on the context of the conversation.