Andy Rubin: Artificial intelligence may be key to all connected things

Artificial intelligence might eventually be the key not just to smartphones but to all connected things, according to Android co-founder Andy Rubin. And a single AI may power them all.

"If you have computing that is as powerful as this could be, you might only need one," Rubin told attendees at Bloomberg's Tech Conference in San Francisco Tuesday. "It might not be something you carry around; it just has to be conscious."

Data will pave the way for AI to reach its potential, Rubin continued, so sensors and robots will play a crucial role by gleaning information and learning from their environments. And the biggest challenge may be managing and protecting all that information. Article