AI chief to take the helm of Google search

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Google's AI chief takes control of search

Searching on the Web may get even more intuitive. Google parent Alphabet said the chief of its Internet search unit is retiring and will be succeeded by John Giannandrea, vice president of engineering at Google, who runs the company's artificial intelligence unit.

Giannandrea's work involves deep learning — networks of hardware and software that analyze and learn from neurons in the human brain. It's the technology behind familiar products like image recognition for Google Photos search, and the smart reply for Google Inbox.