If you are in the market for a new smartphone, you have probably seen the Google Record app in action. This app uses AI and search to record audio and save it for later listening. Google automatically transcribes all sounds so that you can listen to them later without losing any important information. Even speech and music is automatically transcribed. This is great for busy people who want to capture the most important parts of an event and store them for future use.
While Google likes to tinker with life, it spends too much to make a real difference. This could be a problem if these moonshot projects end up being money pits. In order to measure its innovations and giant failures, the company uses the 3M metric. By tracking how much money Google spends on each, they are able to determine whether they are wasting their resources or making the world a better place to live.