Google’s Head of Artificial Intelligence To Take Over Search

As Amit Singhal prepares to leave his position as senior vice president of search at Google, a new chief — John Giannandrea, who currently leads the company’s machine learning efforts — is getting ready to take over. The changeover is being widely characterized as a sign that Google wants to boost its search capabilities with more artificial intelligence .Singhal, who joined Google in 2000, announced yesterday in a post on his Google Plus page that he planned to retire from the company as of February 26. After 15 years at Google, he said he has decided to spend the next 15 working to “give back to others” and pursuing more philanthropic ventures, as well as spend more time with his family. Past Work in Structured Data, Voice Tech Gianandrea (pictured…


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