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Andy Rubin Sees AI and Quantum Computers as Next Big Thing

  • Former Google executive backs quantum-computing company
  • Rubin sees AI and robotics as next major technology platform
Andy Rubin.

Andy Rubin.

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Andy Rubin, the Google veteran who built Android into the world’s largest mobile operating system, is convinced that artificial intelligence is the next big thing.

Rubin is the founder of Playground Global, a hardware and software incubator and venture capital firm overseeing at least $300 million. A veteran of past technology transitions, Rubin is now thinking about what could be the next big change to ripple through the industry.