Sundar Pichai: A Journey from Chennai to Google

Sundar Pichai: A Journey from Chennai to Google

Sundar Pichai: A Journey from Chennai to Google

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Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, traces his roots back to Chennai, India. Raised in a middle-class family, Pichai’s journey to the top was shaped by his upbringing and educational experiences. Graduating from IIT Kharagpur, he eventually made his mark in the tech world, moving to the USA.

Pichai credits his parents for instilling in him a deep appreciation for learning and knowledge, values that resonate with Google’s mission. Reflecting on his childhood, he recalls the impact of technology, from waiting years for a rotary phone to experiencing the transformation brought by a television set.


His journey wasn’t just about material possessions; it was about embracing change and innovation. Pichai vividly remembers the awe of upgrading to a bike with gears, highlighting his refusal to take technology for granted. This optimism about technology’s potential to make a difference has been a driving force throughout his career.
As the CEO of Google since 2015, Pichai emphasizes the importance of innovation and relevance in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). He believes that Google’s approach to AI not only drives innovation but also adds value and choice for users. However, he acknowledges the challenges posed by synthetic content and the need to maintain objectivity and truth in an evolving digital landscape.


Looking ahead, Pichai envisions a future where technology continues to empower and connect people, while also recognizing the responsibility to navigate the complexities of information in the digital age.