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Google employees comment on Imax O Conference: praise engineers but mock company executives

via:新浪科技     time:2023/5/15 11:00:35     readed:172

Sina Science and Technology News Beijing time on May 15 morning news, it is reported that Google employees are closely watching last week's Icano annual developer conference, as well as Wall Street's very enthusiastic response to this.

Shares of Alphabet, Google's parent company, rose 4.3 per cent after the IZP O developer conference. Internal conversations show that many employees believe that doing well is mainly due to Google engineers, not company executives.

On Google's internal website Memegen, the most popular images put the photos of Google's Imax O conference side-by-side with the movements of Alphabet's share price. This picture has received thousands of likes. The text on the left side of the picture reads "executives cut costs and buy back shares", while share prices fell during this period. At the same time, the stock price rose on the right side of the picture, while the words at the bottom read, "Engineers get things done."

Many employees agree with the views of the comment area. They praise their colleagues, saying that they have worked hard to make products during the prime time and helped the company compete in the field of artificial intelligence.

In the run-up to the conference, many employees criticised Sandal Sundar Pichai, chief executive. In the course of Google's layoffs and cost cuts, he received more than $200 million in equity incentives in 2022. In addition, employees are also dissatisfied with the $70 billion share buyback authorized by the company.

Alphabet shares are now at their highest level since August, up 11 per cent last week. Google released PaLM 2, a general language model, last Wednesday, as well as a series of optimizations to the artificial intelligence technology and search services of the chat robot Bard.

Google has been under pressure in artificial intelligence since the launch of OpenAI's ChatGPT at the end of last year. Microsoft, an investor in OpenAI, is integrating ChatGPT's technology into Bing's search engine and other products. This has raised concerns among investors that Google's dominance in its core search market is in jeopardy.

In February, Google held an event to promote Bard, an artificial intelligence chat robot, but Alphabet shares fell 7 per cent. Google employees described Pichai's release as "hasty and clumsy".

Then Google began to speed up and bring its consumer artificial intelligence services to market as soon as possible.

Then Google began to speed up and bring its consumer artificial intelligence services to market as soon as possible.

After Google's Bard O conference, employees were very interested in some updates to Google, especially features for programmers, such as Dark Mode. This display style is usually popular with programmers. After Google announced its support for the model, the crowd burst into applause.

In another picture, employees like Dave Burke, vice president of engineering. Burke demonstrated Android 14 this time and was very sincere on stage. This is a far cry from the general speaking style of senior executives at corporate conferences.

The keynote speech at Wednesday's conference lasted two hours, and employees laughed at the word "artificial intelligence" that frequently appeared in the speech. The caption of one picture reads: "Igamo 2023 boosted the company's share price", and the small print below reads: "as long as you keep talking about artificial intelligence, it will always work." Another popular picture reads: "Let's sprinkle some artificial intelligence / machine learning materials on Imax O 2023."

A Google spokesman declined to comment. Alphabet shares fell nearly 40 per cent in 2022 and are up 33 per cent so far this year.

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