Published on October 23, 2023, 1:27 pm
Generative AI tools have become essential for companies of all sizes and industries. However, without the right support and investment, their true potential may not be fully realized. Google Cloud, with its size and influence, has positioned itself at the forefront of this AI revolution.
At the recent Google Cloud Next event in London, the company showcased its central role in maximizing the power of generative AI. Phil Moyer, Google Cloud’s VP Global AI & Business Solutions, emphasized that Google has always been known as “the AI company.” He highlighted the incredible momentum of Google’s Vertex AI platform and mentioned the explosion of projects and products utilizing this technology.
Google’s commitment to AI started back in 2016 when CEO Sundar Pichai declared their ambition to be an AI company. This early focus gave them a head start over their competitors by more than a decade. Moyer emphasized that what sets Google Cloud apart is its provision of cloud services as well as first-party models, open-source models, and third-party models. They offer over a hundred models that power over 70% of today’s AI unicorns.
Moyer also highlighted the potential impact of Cross-Cloud Interconnect announced in May 2023. This feature allows users to connect any public cloud with Google Cloud, enhancing interoperability and simplifying SaaS networking in a multicloud environment.
Looking to the future, Moyer expressed excitement about collaboration and expansion opportunities because of the universal interest in generative AI worldwide. He acknowledged that sometimes expectations for what generative AI can achieve may be overblown or too aggressive but emphasized the importance of thinking broadly about its use in every business function.
Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it useful to everyone aligns perfectly with their focus on AI. As information and data continue to grow exponentially each year, it becomes challenging for organizations and individuals to keep up. Moyer reassured that Google is committed to making generative AI safer, easier, and more cost-effective. He predicts that the next three to five years will see significant progress and innovation in this field.
With Google Cloud’s strong position and extensive suite of offerings, they are well-positioned to continue leading the way in utilizing generative AI for business success. As companies embrace this technology with Google’s support, we can expect even greater advancements in the coming years.