Google’s Senior vice president of search, Amit Singhal, is leaving the company after joining in 2000.
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In a Google+ post describing his departure, Singhal states that he’s leaving in order to spend more time giving back to others:
“It has always been a priority for me to give back to people who are less fortunate, and make time for my family amidst competing work constraints–but on both fronts, I simply want to give and do more.”
Singhal’s last day will be February 26th. His role will thereafter be taken up by artificial intelligence chief John Giannandrea. That’s a guy who’s previously said he thinks computers are “remarkably dumb,” so you can expect him to put in work towards making Search understand our questions more naturally.