GOOGLE EASES TECH STRESS WITH APP CONTROLS, TABLE-BOOKING ASSISTANT
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – Google on Tuesday showed how its virtual assistant can now call restaurants and salons to book appointments, navigating complex conversations, as the Alphabet Inc unit acknowledged that a technological onslaught was leaving users frazzled and needing a cure.
The demonstrations at Google I/O, an annual event for creators of Google-compatible products, showed how big technology companies are positioning themselves for a lucrative artificial intelligence revolution while grappling with heightened scrutiny about their societal influence.
Chief Executive Sundar Pichai and other officials said Google should find ways to reduce stress from technology and improve customers’ “digital well-being.”
“We can’t just be wide-eyed about the innovations technology creates,” he added.
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