New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- The future of technology will be ambient and immersive, said Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google's parent Alphabet, envisioning a time when computing will adapt to more naturally interact with people, instead of merely being contained in rectangular boxes.

The India-born executive particularly zeroed in on artificial intelligence, which he said "will have a profound and foundational impact on everything we do" as a factor that will drive the future of technologies such as augmented reality.

"Over time, rather than people adapting to computers and phones, computing will adapt more naturally to people, which means you will be able to interact more naturally, like the way you see things and speak. I think ther...