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Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 5 Boldest AI Remarks From Google Cloud Next Keynote

Mark Haranas

‘[AI] will touch every sector, every industry, every business function, and significantly changed the way we live and work,’ says Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google Cloud Next.

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off Google Cloud Next today by with bullish remarks about his company’s goals and new innovation launched around artificial intelligence, and more specifically, generative AI.

“[AI] will touch every sector, every industry, every business function, and significantly change the way we live and work,” said Pichai on stage in front of thousands of Google partners and customers at Google Cloud Next 2023 today. “This isn’t just the future. We are already starting to experience the benefits right now. As a company, we’ve been preparing for this moment for some time.”

Google’s cloud arm, Google Cloud, held its largest in-person event in years this week in San Francisco with an estimated 18,000 people in attendance.

[Related: Google Cloud Injected With Duet AI: 7 Huge New AI Features]

The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant unveiled a slew of new AI products as well as injecting generative AI capabilities into flagship cloud products Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google Workspace—which includes Gmail, Google Meet, Chat, Drive and more— as well as into Google’s Search engine.

“We have spent the last 25 years trying to perfect Google Search. And by the way, we are still not done,” said Pichai. “Today, we are using generative AI to reimagine their experience and take more of the work out of searching.”

Google unveiled today new Duet AI integration into Google Workspace and GCP. Duet AI is an AI-powered collaborator aimed at taking productivity to new heights. The technology can create text and images for documents, take meeting nots, and generate automatic summaries. Since its launch earlier this year, thousands of companies have used Duet AI as a “powerful collaboration partner” that can act as a coach, source of inspiration, and productivity booster — all while ensuring every user and organization has control over their data, Pichai said.

Speaking in front of thousands of partners and customers, CRN breaks down Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s most bullish remarks on stage at Google Cloud Next 2023 today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on AI, his vision and Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian.

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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