Google's new head of search is an AI analysis chief

Google's new head of search is an AI research leader

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There is a altering of the guard underway at Google… and it might have huge ramifications for a way the corporate tackles its fundamental enterprise. Senior VP of search (and early worker) Amit Singhal is retiring on February twenty sixth, and he is being changed by John Giannandrea, the VP who leads the corporate’s synthetic intelligence and analysis work. Within the course of, Google is folding its analysis division into search — it is now an integral a part of how Google operates.

The shift is not shocking. Google has been massive on AI for some time, whether or not it is defeating board recreation champions, creating picture recognition or constructing self-driving automobiles. It is solely logical that the corporate would need somebody who understands that know-how to occupy a key position. Additionally, it isn’t as if the competitors is standing nonetheless. Apple, Fb and Microsoft are all adopting AI to varied levels, so it is sensible to advertise somebody who can hold Google aggressive on that entrance. Giannandrea hasn’t stated simply what he’ll do in his new position, nevertheless it’s completely potential that AI will energy extra of your net searches.

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