AI Chief To Replace Amit Singhal- A Powerful Man Behind Google Search
In a recent development, Alphabet (which is Google’s parent company) has announced that it’s going to lose Amit Singhal- one of the most renowned, influential and successful Google engineers till date. Amit Singhal, who joined Google back in 2000 is Senior Vice President for search and has been serving the company successfully till date.
Mr.Singhal who is basically from India was enrolled as employee No. 176 when he joined Google 15-years back. The 48-year-old Google engineer holds a doctorate degree from Cornell in Computer Science. Before joining Google, Mr. Singhal was associated with AT&T Labs where he worked avidly for the growth and development of the company.
As a beginner in Google, Mr. Singhal’s work was to rewrite the algorithms developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, two most prominent figures in the company and its co-founders.
In addition to the announcement made by Alphabet, Mr.Singhal also revealed about his retirement through Google plus, wherein he published an emotional and powerful post describing his life in Google and his future plans.
While talking about his retirement in the Google+ post, Mr. Singhal writes-
“Feb 26 will be my last day at Google. My relationships are the most important thing I’ve accumulated in life and I’d love for that to continue. Please do drop me a line occasionally and we can have a cup of tea.”
That means 26 February 2016, will be Mr. Singhal’s last day at Google, which is certainly not that good news for the company, considering the fact that he has contributed a lot when it comes to improving the status of Google search over the years. Mr. Singhal is also popular for being one of the first builders or developers of Google’s global computer system. In addition, to that, he has been associated with a variety of engineering technologies, which are accountable for bringing the company to new heights.
While talking about his future plans he writes following lines in the same Google plus post-
“I look back at my time here with a profound sense of gratitude that I was a part of building this. Now, with pride, gratitude, and joy in my heart, I need to define my next fifteen years. I am eager to see what kind of impact I can make philanthropically, and of course, to spend more time with my family–especially with my wife who I miss spending time with given our incredibly busy lives, and our son who will go to college soon, leaving an empty nest behind.”
Mr. Singhal will be replaced by Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chief John Giannandrea and this indicates that the company is looking forward to AI as an important part of its business.
Considering the fact that Mr. Singhal has been very successful in enhancing the growth of Google Search, it sets new benchmarks for John Giannandrea who will be accountable for taking forward the Search in future.