Google’s Head of Artificial Intelligence to Lead Search

ENLARGE Amit Singhal, Google’s head of search, left, with Indian Minister for Information and Broadcast Prakash Javadekar in November 2014. Mr. Singhal said Wednesday he was leaving Google. Photo: –/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Alistair Barr Alistair Barr The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @alistairmbarr alistair.barr@wsj.com Updated Feb. 3, 2016 1:32 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Alphabet Inc. GOOGL -4.58 % ’s Google is putting the leader of its artificial-intelligence research in charge of its online search engine, showing how important AI technology is to the future of the company’s main profit engine. AI chief John Giannandrea will take over from search leader Amit Singhal, who said on Wednesday he is leaving in late February after 15 years at Google. Google sees AI as an emerging technology frontier that will power new…


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