Google, we all have one first though when we think of the name which is: Search on it! Which is because its the most trusted search engine ever created. Also, Google is probably the first of its kind which got so popular that from a Search Engine, it grew to World’s Biggest Company! But, it seems like Google is upgrading their mother business now finally! As, Google on Wednesday said AI chief John Giannandrea will take over search responsibilities when current search boss Amit Singhal retires at the end of the month. That move signals profound changes for how we find things online. Which sounds so amazing!
“Search has transformed people’s lives; over a billion people rely on us,” wrote Singhal, 48, in a post on Google+. “Search is stronger than ever, and will only get better in the hands of an outstanding set of senior leaders who are already running the show day-to-day.”
Google, the child company of Alphabet, confirmed Giannandrea’s new role but declined further comment.
Choosing the head of Google’s artificial intelligence efforts to run the company’s crown jewel telegraphs how important AI is to Google. That’s especially true as Google tries to shift away from search just being bound by a query box and a keyboard, but more of an assistant that can predict what you need in different situations.
Google has a deep investment in AI. Last week, the company announced its London-based AI division, DeepMind, had developed a program that beat a human expert at Go, the ancient Chinese board game that’s exponentially more complex than chess. On a conference call on Monday, Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat called out AI as among the company’s most important “moon shots” — Alphabet parlance for its most ambitious projects.
Singhal, who is retiring at the end of the month, is a towering figure within Google. He’s earned the rare distinction of Google Fellow, a title reserved for only the company’s most accomplished engineers. After Singhal announced his retirement, Danny Sullivan, a longtime Google observer, likened his role at the company to iconic industrial designer Jony Ive’s role at Apple.
Giannandrea, who was CTO of the early Internet giant Netscape, came to Google in 2010 when it bought his data company Metaweb. He knows he’s got a lot of work to do to make computers smarter.
“I think computers are remarkably dumb,” he told Fortune in October. “A computer is like a 4-year-old child.”
This sounds something really worth waiting for! I’m quite excited about this as seeing a search engine which is enough smarter getting more smarter is something superb! Well, We will have to wait and watch the future of Google Search coming in future days! 🙂