Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, gets underway today. There will be many in-depth discussions about the software that runs under the hood of the Mountain View behemoth’s technologies — a far-reaching swath of products and services that probably knows more about you than even you do.
Have you ever stopped to think about just how much of your personal information is being absorbed and analyzed by Google’s constantly-growing spread of automated, data-collecting products? It’s not just your search history and Gmail anymore. The company has moved on to artificial intelligence products that are legitimately frightening, putting it closer to becoming Skynet — the self-aware artificial intelligence system that served as the Terminator franchise’s main antagonist — than you might think.
To ramp up your paranoia, we’ve created a video (and uploaded it to Google’s YouTube, of course) that identifies eight key products — many of which are currently under the radar — that prove the company is well on its way to becoming a real-life Skynet.