Google CEO, Sundar Pichai says, "When I look at where computing is heading, I see how machine learning and artificial intelligence are unlocking capabilities that were unthinkable only a few years ago. This means that the power of the software — the “smarts” — really matters for hardware, more than ever before. The last 10 years have been about building a world that is mobile-first, turning our phones into remote controls for our lives. But in the next 10 years, we will shift to a world that is AI-first. A world where computing becomes universally available — be it at home, at work, in the car, or on the go — and interacting with all of these surfaces becomes much more natural and intuitive, and above all, more intelligent. This is why we built the Google Assistant, which allows you to have a natural conversation between you and Google. It’s one Assistant that’s ready to help you throughout your day. The first instance appeared in our new smart messaging app Google Allo to help you in group conversations".Google is not the only company working towards making artificial intelligence and virtual assistants more mainstream. Amazon.com has done it with their Alexa-powered range of Echo smart speakers and Apple is doing it with Siri. Soon we'll all be speaking to our electronics and virtual assistants. Asking them to do everything from turning off the bedroom light to ordering a pizza and summoning an Uber.