Machine learning key to ‘rethinking everything’ at Google, says CEO Pichai

Google’s new CEO Sundar Pichai called the company’s efforts in machine learning a “priority” during Alphabet’s financial call Thursday. The call – which marked Pichai’s first as Google CEO and Alphabet’s first as a company – was an opportunity for the head exec to reveal the directions he wants to see Google grow. While all the old standards – Search, YouTube, Maps, Chrome and Android – received shout outs, he said machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence that Google has researched for some time, will be a focal point as the company builds new features for those products. “Machine learning is a core transformative way by which we are rethinking everything we are doing,” Pichai said during the call, according to a transcript from Seeking Alpha. “We’ve been investing…


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