Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Google, Tech News 21st September 2018 194

Pie Is The Recipe For Mobile To Learn Our Ways 

There is a new version of Google’s smartphone software, Android, on the streets and it has Artificial Intelligence (AI) on board.

Android Pie is shipping on Google’s own brand Pixel phones and available as an upgrade on some other models.

It will ship on other phones brands soon.

Back in 2014, Google bought London-based AI developer, DeepMind Technologies for a reputed four hundred million pounds.

Now, it is starting to embed the self-learning code into Android so that our phones can adapt to the way we use them.

It is starting with some simple stuff. The DeepMind in Pie will learn the patterns of our App usage and use that to optimise battery use. Left to their own devices own devices, apps will constantly check for updates, wasting valuable battery capacity.

Android Pie’s Adaptive Battery function will learn the patterns by which we use our Apps and have them leap into life when it predicts we will use them.

So, imagine someone who never checks Facebook in work but likes to get home, make a cuppa and settle down to comment on their friends’ posts. They will not even notice that their phone, knowing that pattern, has Facebook ready for action having conserved its battery consumption all day at the office.

Meanwhile, the Adaptive Brightness function in Pie learns how we prefer our screen luminosity in different lighting conditions and at different times of the day sets that accordingly. These may seem minor developments for an investment of several million quid, but if we thought our phones were starting to rule our lives before, one might suspect that they have only just begun.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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