Google puts AI expert in charge of its search algorithms

©Dreamstime Google has put an artificial intelligence expert in charge of its search algorithms, signalling a sea change in one of the core technologies of the internet that may ultimately give intelligent machines the job of finding and sorting information for humans. The search company on Wednesday named John Giannandrea, an expert in machine learning, to run the engineering group that devises its ranking algorithms, the core technology for making sense of the deluge of information on the internet. More On this topic IN Technology He replaces Amit Singhal, an Indian engineer who oversaw a rewrite of Google’s ranking technology after joining 15 years ago. He has since headed its search engineering efforts as the company has consolidated its grip on internet search for most of the world and wrestled…


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