Singhal has led the technical development of the search engine since 2000, supervising the tool that over 60 percent of the world uses every day for their search needs.
"When I started, who would have imagined that in a short period of fifteen years, we would tap a button, ask Google anything and get the answer," Singhal wrote. "My dream Star Trek computer is becoming a reality, and it is far better than what I ever imagined."
John Giannandrea, who has been overseeing Google's recent forays into artificial intelligence, will move into the role when Singhal officially leaves. Giannandrea had started a company that was acquired in 2010 by Google and eventually became the foundation of Google's knowledge graph.
Google's efforts into AI include the addition of a neural network to boost the accuracy of search results, a "Smart Reply" option in Gmail for auto-responses and better results using image recognition.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 6 Feb 2016 16:19