Indian fast food could be the trump card for any White House powwow.
“We've had a lot of traction with our payments product over the past 18 months. We had a tremendously successful launch in India from which we learned a lot of features, and we are bringing that and we are revamping our payments products globally,” said Pichai speaking to analysts after the company’s fourth quarter earnings.
Although new regulation is needed, "a cautious approach is required that might not see significant controls placed on AI," Pichai who was last month took over as the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, in an editorial piece in The Financial Times.
"Internet is actually an export product. Even in India, if we talk about YouTube, a video created by an Indian gets audience from across the world. That's the beauty of digital economy" he said. Pichai, also CEO of Alphabet, said he has always been a technology optimist, having experienced firsthand the benefits new technology brought to his own life.
"With our scale rightly comes scrutiny. Yes, we've bought start-ups, but we also invest every year in hundreds of start-ups through our venture arms," he said at the WEF 2020 in a conversation with World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab.
The Google CEO's comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how AI is used.
Google on Monday confirmed that head of human resources Eileen Naughton was stepping away from her job as "vice president of people operations" at the internet company.
The main reason so many Silicon Valley executives are paying court in the European Union's capital: EU lawmakers are debating a new digital policy, including first-of-its-kind rules on the ways that artificial intelligence can be used by companies.
Rising regulatory scrutiny, increased tax demands & threat from Chinese cos is what Pichai is staring at.
The regulator said that it had received complaints from various European consumer associations about the lack of transparency in data processing.
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and helped lead the development of Toolbar and then Chrome.
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WORLD’S A STAGE Under Pichai’s watch, Google has been relentless in its focus on India, launching around 20 India-specific initiatives, some of them for global markets, but always first tested and launched in India. The vast Indian market provided perfect ground for Google’s global dreams.
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Minister for Law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said the issue of fake news is a worry, and added that there are "serious parliamentary concerns" about internet being abused for child pornography. He also asserted that identification of originator of messages was still a problem with regard to WhatsApp.
Sundar Pichai announced the dates on Twitter.
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and started amassing responsibility for some of the most popular products of the company, including Gmail, the Chrome browser and Android. Former employees often describe him as a collaborative and loyal colleague. He even turned down a big new grant of stock in 2018 because he felt he was already paid generously.
Some are beginning to call it the ‘India Mafia’, like the PayPal Mafia. The latter was used to describe the many former PayPal employees and founders who went on to found and develop other technology companies such as Tesla, LinkedIn, Palantir, SpaceX, YouTube, Yelp, and Yammer.
Saudi Aramco is the world’s most valuable company at a market cap of $1.85 trillion, while Amazon is currently just shy of the $1 trillion mark, having scaled it previously.
The Google boss has been an advocate of following one's passions.
Google has introduced a new "Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate" a program which is designed to provide job-ready skills in Python, Git and IT automation within six months. The program includes a final project where learners will use their new skills to solve a problem they might encounter on the job.
YouTube is a powerful platform, and in India people use it to teach themselves new skills, he said.
Both made the announcement at a round-table event in Dallas.
The letter – ‘TechAgainstFascism’ on online publishing platform Medium – comes at a time when hundreds of thousands of Indians across the country and overseas have protested against what they fear are policies that could render many Muslims stateless. Thousands have been detained by the police for protests across India.
The President and CEO of Samsung’s STAR Labs told ET in an exclusive interview that he created Neon because human beings are unable to connect with artificial intelligence (AI) assistants such as Apple’s Siri.
For Barcelona fans, nothing can come in the way of a Champions League semi-final clash against Liverpool.
The Google CEO, an avid cricket fan himself, was in the company of 'God', it seems.
The US President went on a tirade against the India-born Google top boss.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, has come under fire in the last couple of years, as controversial and supremacist content has continued to show up on the site despite the company's attempts to filter it out.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is on a visit to India, said on Wednesday that Amazon will invest another $1 billion in the country to help small and medium businesses sell their products, seen as an attempt to bridge differences with brick-and-mortar retailers. The amount adds to the $5 billion Amazon has pumped into India since 2013.
Founders Brin, Page step down; Pichai, who remains Google CEO, to run world’s third most valuable firm that currently faces regulatory scrutiny. Investors have rewarded Google stock, with the company’s market cap doubling to nearly $900 billion since Pichai took over. Pichai studied in IIT-Kharagpur before moving to Stanford University for his Masters.
The deletion of executive Google+ accounts could have similar implications as the disappearance of Facebook posts from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The internal activism at Google is only growing it seems as the company has fired another employee for sending browser pop-ups about the labour rights at the company.
Pichai was earlier a Product Chief at Google and was elevated to the CEO's role in 2016.
Ghosh, OYO CEO, enjoys meeting new people and observing them.
The Google CEO added that Australia and New Zealand were also very good teams.
Trump, who has been at loggerheads with several big companies, earlier this month said, "Google is helping China and their military, but not the US".
The board of Alphabet Inc. is scheduled to revisit the CEO’s pay later this year.
Pichai said that privacy was "one of the most important topics of our time."
Pichai will assume the CEO role at parent firm Alphabet in a shakeup at the top of the Silicon Valley titan.
How the mighty fell: Facebook focussed on tapping into, and perhaps accelerating, expressing a personal identity on the web and also enabled connections with others while Orkut was inherently more about community than about individuals.
Concerns about Google's plans to re-enter China, codenamed ‘Dragonfly’, have upset some employees of company and members of Congress.
Challenges like rising inequality and pompous populism are testing the tenacity of capitalism.
The announcement came as hundreds of Google employees participated in the "Global Climate Strike" during the United Nation's climate summit on September 23.
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has agreed to testify before the US House Judiciary Committee later this year over Republican concerns that the company is biased against conservatives and will also attend a meeting with President Donald Trump, government officials said on Friday. Republicans want to question Google, the search engine of Alphabet Inc, about whether its search algorithms are influenced by human bias. They also want to probe it on issues such as privacy, classification of news and opinion and dealing with countries with human rights violations. Pichai met on Friday with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, and the pair "discussed a range of issues impacting internet platforms and the economy in general." (Text: Reuters)Sundar Pichai to testify before US House on bias accusations
The tech giant also unveiled the Pixelbook Go at $649.
Google's worldwide portfolio of wind- and solar-generated electricity agreements total 5,500 megawatts, which was described as the capacity of a million solar rooftops.
The company sought to allay any fears emerging out of security concerns, saying safety and security are built into every layer of the Cloud operation with high level of data encryption.
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On Thursday, thousands of Google employees walked out to protest the company’s handling of alleged misconduct by some executives.
The usually social media elusive Pichai makes very few exceptions and Jeffree seems to be one of them.
Foreign companies are more willing to set up outsourcing centers and research centers in India, which is beneficial for the nurturing of global and high-end talent.
After facing backlash over its involvement in an Artificial Intelligence-powered Pentagon project "Maven", Google CEO Sundar Pichai has emphasized that the company will not work on technologies that cause or are likely to cause overall harm.Google's Sundar Pichai to stop Artificial Intelligence weapon project
Chopra recently met tech titan Pichai at the Google headquarters.
The tech giant refused to renew its Pentagon contract in June following an uprising from employees.
Google also announced a phone line in partnership with Vodafone Idea to enable users get their queries answered in English and Hindi even on a 2G phone.
The slew of new initiatives in India also include a tie up with state run BSNL for expanding Wi-Fi hotspots in villages in Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra.
Pichai's call came after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday stressed that the company is determined to ensure users' data and is building secure solutions towards preserving data privacy.
On Tuesday, Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from day-to-day executive roles at Alphabet.
In 2016, CEOs of S&P 500 companies realized an average of $16.2 million from shares that vested or exercising stock options, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The duo distanced themselves from the day-today ops over the past year.
During his three day visit to San Francisco and the Bay Area, Prasad held meetings with a large number of CEOs and tech leaders from leading IT and Electronics firms based in the region.
Now Google and Facebook are among foreign giants who regularly visit in an effort to curry favour and regain access to the lucrative market.
Priyanka Chopra follows at number 2, while economist, Amartya Sen is at the third spot.
However, Google's AI push comes with plenty of people problems.
Speaking here at the WEF annual summit, Pichai also expressed concern over militarisation of AI or artificial intelligence.
Data privacy and security at Google and its tech rivals including Facebook are increasingly in the spotlight.
Indian politicians also tweeted about the 'unbelievable day for sports', and the sportsman spirit displayed.
Pichai's attendance at the state sponsored internet meeting came after China recently lifted the ban on Google translation services.
As Google's CEO, Pichai is responsible for Google's product development and technology strategy, as well as the company's day-to-day operations.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai started off the 2018 developer fest on a rather cheesy note! He spoke about fixing bugs in things that matter such as the burger emoji and floating foam on beer mug emoji! And, Artificial Intelligence had to be on top of things. Google aims to open AI centres around the world, and utilise machine learning for revolutionising healthcare. Listen-in.Google I/O 2018 keynote: Sundar Pichai talks emojis, AI advances and more
The tenth edition of Google's annual gig kicked off with a revamped, AI-enabled Google News in the works.
Many of the corporate executives received golden parachutes after short stints on the job.
Observing that Google has been in India now for "a very very long time", Pichai said that the number of Indian manufacturers who would make devices 'Made in India'.
To help millions of people, we are building products specifically designed for local markets in Asia, said Sundar Pichai.
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The US has been pushing for a broader role by India in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region.
At all-hands meeting, it’s likely Pichai will handle most of the discussion. He’s already shown a willingness to be the face of the issue by attaching his name to the memo.
Google yesterday fired James Damore after he wrote a memo titled 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber' in which he had written in violation of Google's code.
The advancement of having Assistant on-device lets Google add live captions to videos and podcasts.
Damore, who was ousted for writing an anti-diversity memo, filed a class-action lawsuit against Google this month, claiming that it discriminates against white men.
Back at his alma mater IIT-Kharagpur, Google CEO talks about life, universe and everything
The Google CEO said that the Indian film industry was well known across the globe.
Majority of the businesses continue to store their business information and technology applications on a local data centre.
The Google CEO seems to have tackled an international problem in the Android 8.1 fix!
Pompeo said this during his address to a Washington audience that included Google's Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai.
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