Google combined the Android and hardware teams to focus on artificial intelligence

Google's software and hardware teams will be combined for faster deployment of AI models.


Google is making organizational changes to further integrate its products with AI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced significant internal changes, including the creation of a new team called "Platforms and Devices" that will oversee all products such as the Pixel phone, Android OS, Chrome, ChromeOS, Photos and more. .

According to The Verge, the new team will be led by Rick Osterlo, formerly Google's senior vice president of devices and services, overseeing all of Google's hardware efforts.Hiroshi Lockheimer, the former head of Chrome, Android and ChromeOS, will join other projects within Google and Alphabet.


"There's only one reason for all of these [domestic changes]: artificial intelligence," Osterlow says. The combination of teams helps us to develop more innovations. For example, I think the hardware and software integration with AI algorithms on the Pixel 8 Pro camera showed how AI can completely change the user experience."


Converging hardware and software allows for faster development

Osterlow believes that Google can now more quickly integrate artificial intelligence into all of its products by combining teams. "We have a very fast way to get the latest research and models from DeepMind," she says. Now there is a team for AI research and another team for AI product development. This will mean finding a way to build a new application based on the results of the latest artificial intelligence model.”


Commenting on Google's new changes, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said: "I look forward to working with Rick to deliver the best Android experiences powered by Snapdragon, not only in phones, but also in automotive, virtual reality and beyond."


It is clear that Google is focusing more on the Android operating system as a driving point in the application of artificial intelligence features. The company adds Jamnai's AI model wherever it thinks of it, bringing AI features to the Pixel phone and a wide range of Android devices, WearOS, ChromeOS and more.