Both of the included articles highlight the milestones Google has been able to accomplish and the industries they are impacting.
The first article goes in-depth on the technical achievements: My highlights are learning about Distill, a new online open science journal dedicated to supporting human understanding of machine learning. The articles on the site are clear and practical for easy understanding of complex machine learning algorithms. Learning about the continuously growing adoption rate of TensorFlow is always impressive as well.
The second article may be more interesting to some as it details the industry impacts and use cases that Google has been able to complete. The section discussing creativity was my highlight. Using their demo to start a drawing and have the machine complete it was one of those eye-opening moments.
Very excited to see what 2018 brings!