Google has announced a new business model that will see its devices connected directly to the Internet.
The company said it will invest $1bn (£700m) in building a new network called Impact Network, which will enable users to control their devices remotely.
“We have been working for years on bringing better connectivity to everyone around the world, but the world is getting worse,” said Amit Agarwal, chief executive of Google.
“The problem is not just that we’re losing the ability to communicate and connect with each other.
The problem is that connectivity is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve.”
It’s a fact of life in our modern society that we are disconnected from each other.
“Mr Agarwals startup will be funded by Google Ventures, a venture capital firm that is helping fund projects in areas such as health, AI, and artificial intelligence.
The new network will be built by Google’s new Internet of Things (IoT) initiative, which aims to deliver ubiquitous internet access in the home and in factories.
Mr Agarews team has already built a prototype device, the Spark, which uses wireless connections to control the device and act as a wireless network.”
Our Spark connects to the internet, which means it can communicate with any device that supports wireless connectivity,” Mr Agarwar said.”
If you are in a factory and want to communicate with your factory worker, the only way to do it is by having a Spark in your factory.
“With the Spark you can use your Spark as a Wi-Fi router to connect directly to other people in the factory.
The Spark will be a small device, but it can connect to a lot of devices in your life.”
Google said it had secured more than 20,000 patents for its technology, which is still in the early stages of development.
“When we were developing the Spark it was difficult to get access to the patent filing databases because they were in Indian patent offices,” Mr Agarwals said.
The Google Ventures deal with Google is a huge deal for the Indian tech company, which has struggled to gain traction in the Indian market.
The average revenue for Google Ventures last year was $12.5m, but Mr Agrarwas said the number of patents being filed was still growing, adding that the company has more than 2,500 patents in its patent database.
“In the next three years, we will be able to offer a lot more patents to our customers, but that’s not all.
We also plan to start to sell devices in India to help make it easier for people to get their hands on these products,” Mr Tewari said.
Mr Agarwal said the company was also planning to expand the Spark’s capabilities, allowing it to control devices that are connected to a Google home hub or a Google-owned data centre.
“I think it will be really interesting to see how this works,” he said.
IoTs also bring a new level of convenience, as Google is expected to offer free WiFi in some of its buildings.
“This is a way for people, especially the less connected, to connect to the network and get internet,” Mr Yudhvir Singh, a senior vice president of Google Ventures said.