Amit Singhal, Google Search SVP is retiring after 15 years

Google’s senior vice president for Search, Amit Singhal is bidding adieu to the company after a 15 year long stint. Singhal, who joined Google in 2000 will be replaced by John Giannandrea, currently vice president of engineering and head of artificial intelligence.


Amit Singhal said in a Google+ post.

Search is stronger than ever, and will only get better in the hands of an outstanding set of senior leaders who are already running the show day-to-day. Search has transformed people’s lives; over a billion people rely on us. Our mission of empowering people with information and the impact it has had on this world cannot be overstated.

Singhal who has been responsible for the all important ranking algorithm behind Search, will leave the company on February 26 to pursue philanthropy. He was named “Google Fellow” in 2006 for his engineering work on the early search engine. Google has been focusing its efforts and emphasizing on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Giannandrea led Google’s machine learning efforts, applying the technology to products such as image recognition for Google Photos search and the smart reply for Google Inbox.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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