Google search is about to get a lot smarter

facebooktwitterlinkedingoogleplusemailcommentsmoreredditpinteresttumblrGoogle’s head of AI will be taking over search. © Richard Levine/Demotix/Corbis How important is artificial intelligence to Google’s future? Hint: The search giant is promoting its head of AI to take over its biggest business.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. Many believe AI will deliver some of the biggest breakthroughs in computing technology over the next few years. The goal of AI is to create systems that understand their environment and even handle everyday tasks, from recognizing speech and handwriting, preventing online fraud and replying to emails to developing self-piloting cars. Google, already deep in AI research, looks…


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