Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from Alphabet, Google’s parent company, on Tuesday, and Sundar Pichai took over from the two elders. Alphabet’s CEO and PRESIDENT are one. The high-level reshuffle is not over, and DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman said in a tweet today that he would leave DeepMind to join Google.
Although both DeepMind and Google are affiliated with Alphabet, Suleiman is now directly in Google. Suleiman co-founded DeepMind with Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg, who gained worldwide fame for AlphaGo’s victory over professional go-goer Li Shishi.
Although Suleyman has not yet announced he will join Google in January, the tweet suggests he will continue to work in artificial intelligence with Jeff Dean, Google’s head of AI, and Kent Walker, senior vice president of global affairs. Predictably, this high-level adjustment will help Google move faster toward artificial intelligence.