Indian-born Google search chief Singhal retires as AI efforts get boost

Share Share Share Share Google’s India-born search chief Amit Singhal, who rewrote the search engine codes in one year after joining in 2000 to topple rivals like Yahoo, is about to retire from his position after completing a 15 years stint at the Mountain View-headquartered internet major. Google said that Singhal will be replaced by John Giannandrea who has been working on machine intelligence efforts or in orther words artificial intelligence (AI). Giannandrea came to Google through the acquisition of his startup, Metaweb Technologies, a database of objects in the world which formed the basis of Knowledge Graph. He has also worked on projects like RankBrain, which incorporates machine-learning techniques into Google’s search results, and a Gmail hack that uses AI to automatically respond to emails. His other efforts include…


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