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  Google is synonymous with search. But the company's CEO has made
  it clear that the future is artificial intelligence.

  Leading the charge is Jeff Dean, a 20-year Google veteran
  credited with being the brains behind some of Google's most
  significant back-end technology, including MapReduce, Google
  Search's most important performance upgrade, and BigTable
  Spanner, Google's internal database.

  One of only two senior fellows at Google, Dean is such a
  celebrity within the company that he has 
  Chuck Norris-like memes written about him.

  Today, as the head of AI at Google, Dean's focus centers on
  speech recognition, computer vision, language understanding,
  robotics, and healthcare. In February, 
  Dean said healthcare excites him most as it relates to the
  opportunity for AI.

  Already AI is being incorporated into popular Google consumer
  products - like the smart-compose option in Gmail and the
  voice-enabled Assistant that's spreading across Google's family
  of hardware products.

  But the reality is that the applications for AI and machine
  learning are limitless, so Dean's legacy at Google may just be
  getting started.

Jeff Dean, a senior fellow for artificial intelligence at Google, is making the AI of science fiction a reality

Google is synonymous with search. But the company's CEO has made it clear that the future is artificial intelligence.

Leading the charge is Jeff Dean, a 20-year Google veteran credited with being the brains behind some of Google's most significant back-end technology, including MapReduce, Google Search's most important performance upgrade, and BigTable Spanner, Google's internal database.

One of only two senior fellows at Google, Dean is such a celebrity within the company that he has Chuck Norris-like memes written about him.

Today, as the head of AI at Google, Dean's focus centers on speech recognition, computer vision, language understanding, robotics, and healthcare. In February, Dean said healthcare excites him most as it relates to the opportunity for AI.

Already AI is being incorporated into popular Google consumer products - like the smart-compose option in Gmail and the voice-enabled Assistant that's spreading across Google's family of hardware products.

But the reality is that the applications for AI and machine learning are limitless, so Dean's legacy at Google may just be getting started.

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