Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, feels that the humble search bar, which has stayed constant over the years, is the key to the Internet’s future. In an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang for the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, Pichai said, “I feel lucky our objective is timeless.” “Organizing information is more important than ever before.” Unlike its competitors, Microsoft and Facebook(now Meta), Pichai believes that the future is built on AI rather than virtual reality. “I’ve always been intrigued about immersive computing’s future,” he remarked. “This is not a company’s property.” “This is the internet’s evolution,” Bloomberg reported. Google had already attempted various virtual and augmented reality products, with mixed results.
Pichai also revealed something else in the interview: he does not hold any cryptocurrency. He answered, “I wish I did.” “I’ve dabbled in it from time to time.”
Pichai previously revealed in 2018 that his (then 11-year-old) kid was mining Ethereum on the family’s home computer. “Last week I was having dinner with my son and I was talking about something about Bitcoin and my son clarified what I was talking about was Ethereum, which is significantly different,” he said at a New York Times DealBook conference “Pichai clarifies. “He’s 11 years old,” says the narrator. He also informed me that he is mining it.” When asked if he had a server at home to help his son with his mining efforts, Pichai explained that his family simply had a modest computer, which he had built himself.
Sundar Pichai, who grew up in Chennai and studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, is a living example of how aspirations may come true for any Indian: Pichai is the current CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. While Sundar Pichai is currently one of the world’s most powerful tech executives, that is not where he began. In June 2020, Pichai discussed the difficulties he had 27 years ago when he left India for the United States to complete a course at Stanford University. “My father spent a year’s salary on my plane ticket to the United States so that I might attend Stanford. “It was my first flight,” Pichai remarked, adding that when he arrived in California, things were not as he expected.
Pichai, who was born and raised in Chennai and studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, possesses a master’s degree from Stanford University as well as an MBA from the Wharton School. He joined Google in 2004 and was instrumental in the creation of Google Toolbar and then Google Chrome, which went on to become the most popular internet browser in the world.