The chief executive officer of one of the largest technology giants on the planet surely must be swimming in his company's tech, right? You'd think so, but that's not true for Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO who was just speaking at this year's Code Conference 2016 which is wrapping up today after three busy days in the Terranea Resort hotel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
After his yesterday's speech, Pichai took the time to chat with the conference attendees which is when he revealed that he isn't actually all that crazy about turning his home into a testing lab for Google prototypes. "I try to keep my prototypes at work and keep tech simple at home," said Pichai. Google's CEO also revealed that his absolute favorite moments of using the Google Now personal assistant is when he succeeds in doing something and thinks "ah, it actually understands me." Pichai explained that he loves little moments like these because they represent quite significant progress for him and everyone else working in this industry. Furthermore, when asked to comment on his "nice guy" persona and reputation in the tech industry, Google's current CEO didn't seem to be bothered with it at all, stressing that optimism, long-term strategy and the likes are crucial to his leadership style which he's rather faithful to.
Pichai also recently wrote his first founder's letter, Google's annual progress report and written vision for the near and distant future which is usually handled by the company's actual founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. However, the honorary founder Pichai did quite a job with it seeing how he predicted the demise of physical computing science and a significant rise in the field of machine learning and neural networks. Pichai also revealed that he believes artificial intelligence has quite a bright future in front of it, adding that phones will soon start acting as almost completely autonomous intelligent assistants capable of proactive actions like letting people know you're late for a meeting or paying your bills before they're due. However, to get to that point, more research and testing is required and Pichai isn't keen on conducting the latter in his own home.