A device doesn’t become smart just because it is hooked to the Internet. It can just be something like a parrot that remotely repeats what it hears, and then forgets everything. Smartness emerges from the ability to watch, memorize, analyze, find patterns, learn, and continuously readapt.
A world of Internet-connected remote controls that toe the line is not enough. We want machines that bring us more knowledge, more meaning, more smartness. We are designing systems that let us learn things we didn’t know, that take care of tasks we don’t want to do or that we do badly, that provide the patience, reliability, and meticulousness that we lack.
Ten years ago, we wanted to connect all things. Today, we are prepared for the adventure of the next ten years. Our motto says it all. The name of the game is going to be: the meaning of life. Even if this is life is with a small l, it would be a lot.