Amongst its many offerings, Google has been estimated to run over one million servers in data centres around the world, also processing over one billion search requests.
In 2014, the company acquired DeepMind Technologies, a privately held UK artificial intelligence company. Since then it has become increasingly clear that the company has a strong interest in the field.
The company has since added more AI into its products and the Google DeepMind unit has been pushing the boundaries of this field of technology.
The company has also collaborated with the University of Oxford in 2016 to create a highly accurate piece of lip-reading software using artificial intelligence.
Google is called this as a play on the “googol,” which is a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. Supposedly this was picked as a reflection of the founder’s mission to organise information around the web.
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