Google reports strong profit and explores machine learning potentials

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google Google’s parent company, Alphabet, reported its quarterly financial results on 22nd October, with revenue and profit both up from a year earlier. Google CEO Sundar Pichai took part in his first earnings call, and in between discussing the numbers he revealed how important Google thinks machine learning is to its future. “Machine learning is a core, transformative way by which we’re rethinking everything we’re doing,” he said. He was putting the spotlight on a branch of artificial intelligence that’s getting more attention lately. It involves using computer algorithms that can “learn” over time. A common example is its use in email, where machine learning figures out from watching users’ behavior which emails are spam and which should be let through. At Google, it’s long been used…


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