What Direction Will Google Be Taking in 2014? Larry Page CEO Of Google Explains!

Recently, Charlie Rose interviewed co-founder and CEO of Google, Larry Page at the TED 2014 conference. In the interview, Page talks about subjects ranging from aerial bikeways and internet balloons, to his long-term vision for Google.

He also shares his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how he believes that we need revolutionary change instead of incremental change in technology. Since his interview followed one between Rose and Edward Snowden, he also spoke about the NSA and how security was very important to both himself and the company.

For the most part, a large number of people are quite leery of and rightfully so, giving companies such as Google their personal data. For many, it’s not just because of potential identity theft and the standard credit fraud, but reports also suggest that quite a lot, simply have an aversion to sharing their personal data with anyone, let alone companies. He points out to Rose, that there is also a lot of good that can come from sharing.

Page’s ideas on the future of computing were also interesting. All in all, it was an easy listen for around 20 minutes or so and while not giving an exact blueprint of course, it was a reasonable indication of his future plans and vision for Google.

Original Source: The official Ted Talks YouTube Channel Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company.

6 thoughts on “What Direction Will Google Be Taking in 2014? Larry Page CEO Of Google Explains!”

  1. Another interesting video Mike, ties in nicely with the one from Seth Godin and his comments on education in the real world. But I don’t share his perspective that AI should not be done incrementally but in leaps and bounds, I think there is danger in jumping ahead too fast without securing in reality the steps we take. Recently there have been huge leaps in medical technology which “our” doctors are having a hard time keeping up with … I don’t know about you but I don’t want my doc guessing at which button to push … just sayin’.

    1. There is that risk for sure Sherry. However, I think that if it’s a calculated risk, then it may pay dividends in the end. Understood re-the Dr and “keeping up” too. For myself, I believe that while the technology may advance in leaps and bounds, which it is on a daily basis, then I would expect all professionals, regardless of their fields of expertise, to do whatever it takes to keep up with it and advance their skills. I would also expect doctors to have perfected their skills and the technology side of things, before relying on the push of a button. On the other hand, if it’s an unproven technology and if it’s a “last ditch” effort to save someone and they or their relatives, etc., are aware of the risks, then the decision is up to them. I don’t believe that any amount of technology will completely eliminate the risk of human or technical error though.

  2. Thanks for the share Mike, I remember reading about the London based company google recently acquired who specialised in Artificial Intelligence Algorithms vi Sir Richard Branson’s Blog.

    It didn’t surprise they’d made zero sales and google paid I think it was about $400m for the buy over, they obviously seen something in their IP which they wanted 🙂

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