Quotes

There is “a small set of people that understand collectively that when we put all this [Artificial Intelligence] stuff together we can build platforms that can change the world," said Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt per Bloomberg, 1-11-16;

“In the future, Schmidt would like to see “Eric and Not-Eric,” he said at a conference in New York, where “Eric” is the flesh-and-blood Schmidt and“not-Eric is this digital thing that helps me.””said Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt per Bloomberg, 1-11-16

"I think the other thing is: 'What happens to the next generation of apps?' is a really interesting question. I personally think we can de-silo and unbundle the function of apps. So apps are a means to an end right? For many of these services they're a way for their functionality to get to users." Business Insider’s explanation: “Take Spotify: Users don't care whether it comes via a dedicated app, or a desktop webpage, or an embedded widget in another app, just so long as they get the functionality — music streaming — they want.” Aparna Chennapragada, a Google director, spoke at a tech conference on the future of the smartphone, per Business Insider, 12-6-15

“Mobile changes everything. [There are three] "key shifts": [1] "On a phone… you don't have time to wade through screens. You want quick answers on the go. [2 Mobile is] not about getting answers, it's about getting stuff done. [3 the phone is] such a partial-attention device, you want the information to find you, not just for you to find the information. " Aparna Chennapragada, a Google director, spoke at a tech conference on the future of the smartphone, per Business Insider, 12-6-15.

On AI: “We are building tools that humans control. AI will reflect the values of those who build it. Ultimately, our dream for AI is to give people more choices about how they live their lives. Under our control, it can take the drudgery out of work and free up many more hours for creative pursuits. And applied collaboratively, AI could help bring about solutions to the world’s most complex problems.” Eric Schmidt, Time Op-ed on artificial intelligence, 12-22-15,

“Eventually it will be possible to give a computer unstructured data—say, spreadsheets used to manage business records—and receive quality advice on improving operations. All it will take is a training data set that is large enough, computers that are big enough and algorithms that are adaptable enough.” Eric Schmidt, Time Op-ed on artificial intelligence, 12-22-15

"Net neutrality has been hugely critical to the way Internet has developed. The Internet has been a level playing field and I don't think we would be here today and have a strong, free and open Internet without net neutrality. We're very committed to it. Google benefitted a lot from having strong net neutrality in place." Said Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, per The Verge, 12-17-15;

"Our mission is to systematically organize all the information around the world. I think we can use machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies for this," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said, per Korea Times, 12-14-15

"My goal is for us to talk about Google as a cloud company in 2020 because our revenue is bigger than ads revenue is," “I think clouds will actually turn out to be a huge business because it’s ultimately a services business.” Said Urs Holzle, Google’s SVP of infrastructure per Bloomberg 11-18-15

"one of the greatest achievements of humanity," the Internet is threatened by the EU Court of Justice invalidating the US-EU Data Safe Harbor, said Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, per USAToday, 11-12-15