Google parent company Alphabet Inc. will now be led by Sundar Pichai of Indian origin. The announcement was made following the announcement of the resignations of the company’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Pichai, 47, has said that the pair has established a “strong foundation” on which they will continue the “tradition of construction”.Pichai’s journey is remarkable and the story of reaching the top in Google is inspiring. He was born in Chennai and from here he completed his schooling.
He was also the captain of the cricket team of his school. Under his captaincy, the team had won many regional competitions.
Sundar Pichai studied metallurgical engineering from IIT Kharagpur. His teacher said that Pichai was “the most talented student of his batch”.
Pichai was associated with Google in the year 2004 and he showed his talent there better. He had a significant contribution to Google’s important products like web browser ‘Chrome’ and Android mobile operating systems.
Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world today, but its current CEO did not even have a telephone in his home. He did not see the telephone in his home until he was 12 years old.
According to an article in Bloomberg magazine, Pichai was raised in an ordinary family. His family lived in a two-room house. Sundar Pichai did not have a private room of his own and he slept on the floor in the living room. His younger brother used to do the same.
There was neither a TV nor a car in his house. His father used to work in General Electric Company and his tendency towards technology increased due to his father.
In an interview with Bloomberg, his father Raghunath Pichai said, “I used to come home and talk to him a lot about his work and his challenges.”
He says that Pichai had an amazing ability to remember telephone numbers. After completing his studies from IIT, he went to Stanford, USA, about which it is said that ‘Tech Genius’ is born here.
After the reorganization of Google in 2015, Alphabet Inc. was founded, which aims to make the company’s activities “more accountable”.
Its subsidiary company was formed and was given the responsibility of search, map, YouTube, Chrome and operating system.
Other businesses already owned by Google were made part of Alphabet Inc.
Waymo was started in 2009 as a Google project to make self-driving cars. It is now being run as a separate company under Alphabet.
The company started its first commercial service in the year 2018. Under this, people of Phoenix and Arizona are provided with Robo taxi facilities.
In 2013, Google established a company called Calico Labs, which works on health research. The company says that it is working to explore the mysteries of medicine, the development of drugs, molecular biology, genetics, and human aging.
It claims to work to realize the dream of a smart city. The company is working on how data-gathering sensors can be used to manage congestion and traffic.
In October, Toronto allowed the company to build a smart city in an unusable location. The company wanted to build a smart city on 190 acres but was given only 12 acres.
In 2014, Google acquired American company DeepMind, which is doing research on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The wing is the drone delivery service company of Alphabet. Its commercial service was started in the month of April. Food, coffee, and medicines were delivered to about 100 homes in Canberra, Australia.
It was created by Google’s Research Lab X in 2011, which was made part of Alphabet in 2018.