Amit Singhal, the longtime chief of internet search business, will leave the company and be replaced by the head of the technology’ s artificial intelligence.
John Giannandrea, currently a vice president of engineering, will replace Singhal after February 26.
In a blog post announcing the move, Singhal said he would spend the next 15 years giving back to “people who are less fortunate.”
Oh what a journey! Fifteen amazing years at @google. Time for me to take the next turn. https://t.co/TjZhFG1bm6
— Amit Singhal (@theamitsinghal) February 3, 2016
Google’s decision to replace Singhal with Giannandrea was a sign features dependent on machine learning, which answers questions and conducts searches with the push of a button, which will play a larger part in future of searches.
Google’s fan were quite disappointed with this decision.
Google’s Amit Singhal to Quit, to be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence Head: As one of Google’s earliest search pioneers steps down…
— amarchandmeetei (@amarchandnew) February 4, 2016
Love the quote from @theamitsinghal‘s goodbye note: “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.” https://t.co/cNK15MwicG
— Kevin Weil (@kevinweil) February 4, 2016
And unfortunately, Google’s stock fell after Singhal announced his retirement. Although analysis deny the same.