Pichai reveals how Google stays on top

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Dec 17, 2015 15:45 IST
The Google CEO, who is on a two-day India visit, was interacting with Harsha Bhogle at a students meet in SRCC college (via Twitter)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who is on a two-day India visit, while interacting with students at SRCC college, said that his company was continuously reinventing itself to stay on top of the game.

“In the tech world, everything changes at a fast pace. You have to reinvent yourself. India is an amazing, vast country and in trends of future will come from India,” Pichai said while having a conversation with cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle at SRCC.

The CEO said that the company was focussed on innovation and was always looking at building products for the future. “Constantly thinking about what to do next, Android is here and doing good and we always think on what next. We think about virtual reality, constantly thinking about pushing forward. We have always had an ambitious mission. We want to do even better job. Do much better with Artificial Intelligence and machines,” he said.

Pichai also went a little candid while responding to questions from students. He said that he would still be building softwares if he wasn’t hired by Google. The CEO is known to make jokes about his recruitment at Google. “I got into Google because I wasn’t interviewed by Larry Page,” Pichai had said in conversations with other media outlets.

The CEO was also asked questions about the future of Google and he said that Google was working towards solving problems for the world. “I was drawn to Google due to the ethos of helping humanity to use technology,” he said.

Pichai also went on to say that he shared the same aspirations for the company as its founders -- Sergey Brin and Larry Page. “I share most approaches in problem-solving with them than not, even though there are some differences of opinion,” he added.

Talking about the current startup scene in India, Pichai also said that he had been waiting for this change in the country for many years and finally felt it when he visited India last year. He said the quality of ideas by Indian startup founders is the same as that of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and that India is well positioned to become the Silicon Valley of the East.

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