A company the size of Google has the resources to focus on many different tasks, but for Google, AI is fast becoming one of the biggest. In addition to things like Search and Android, we've seen AI become a big Google initiative in the last few years. So it should come as no surprise that Google has decided to brand its research as Google AI.
Google Research will be known as Google AI today. The name change was announced on the re-launched Google AI Blog, which until a few hours ago was known as the Google Research Blog. At this year's Google I / O conference, AI is expected to have a pretty big focus, so the timing of this name change is certainly very meaningful.
"From computer vision, to health research, to AutoML, we've taken more and more value. In almost everything we do at Google, we implement machine learning techniques," the company said, noting that research into AI has influenced many of its products and platforms. "To better reflect this commitment, we join efforts under" Google AI, "which covers all the latest Google searches."
Not only the Google Research Blog has been redesigned, but also the existing social media accounts have changed. In addition, the existing Google AI website has been expanded to include links to published studies that join the usual Google AI press releases. Google says old research links will continue to work and be redirected, and none of the previously published content has been removed.
That's not a big change for Google in the end, but it's a good indicator of where the company wants to go in the future. Although AI has been a major Google initiative for some time, we can probably expect more coverage of its artificial intelligence projects. We do not have to wait long until we hear about Google AI because Google I / O 201