Google’s new focus is artificial intelligence

While global tech giants now see the metaverse as the next thing for the growth, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sees the future of the company in its oldest product, the research on the Internet .

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“ I am fortunate that our mission is timeless. Now the need to organize data is greater than but i, ”the head of Google and Alphabet said in an interview with Bloomberg Television . Not long ago, this company briefly surpassed the market value of $ 2 trillion thanks to strong sales and profit growth during the pandemic. When asked where the next trillion was coming from, Pichai pointed to the company’s core services. He predicts that consumers will ask more questions of computers through voice and “multimodal interaction “.“The ability to adapt to all of this and develop research will remain the greatest potential, ” said Pichai.

Since joining Google in 2015, Pichai has pushed the company deeper into cloud computing and artificial intelligence , which has gained more regulatory oversight. The company’s main growing areas of business, he believes, are cloud services, YouTube and the app store; all this is based on investments made in artificial intelligence.

Mr. Pichai noted that new Google products will always be developed and tested in Asia, but not in China. After the company failed to establish search operations in the country in 2018, it had to shut down most of its branded services in the PRC, and that is unlikely to change. At the same time, it views China as one of the world’s technology leaders in the most advanced fields, including artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

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Leading Google partners such as Microsoft and Meta Platforms see the future of technology in the virtual worlds of the metaverse. Google has already released several products in the field of virtual and augmented reality, but we note that the success of these products has also been limited. An example? I Google Glass. But now a new specialized division has opened, reporting directly to the head of the company, but there is still no information on this project. “ I’ve always been amazed by the future of immersive computing. They are not owned by any company. This is the evolution of the Internet, ”Pichai concluded.

According to previous reports from the New York Times, Google is aggressively working on a contract with the United States Department of Defense. According to the publication, the company’s cloud division has appointed engineers to prepare a proposal to the Pentagon. As part of the project, the Mountain View OEM intends to make a significant contribution to the implementation of the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability military program.

Source: Bloomberg