Google’s VP of labs and Salesforce’s former co-CEO to launch AI firm
San Francisco (IANS) Clay Bavor, Google’s vice president of labs, has announced his departure from the company next month to co-found a new artificial intelligence (AI) company with Salesforce’s former co-CEO, Bret Taylor.
Bavor announced in a LinkedIn post. “Bret and I have known each other since our early days at Google, and I have always admired his keen product sense and entrepreneurial spirit, his technical chops, and, above all, his character and integrity,” he said.
“We’re excited to launch a new company to apply AI to some of the most pressing business problems.”
He also stated that until his departure next month, he will focus on transitioning his teams and projects and properly wrapping things up at Google.
“I learned how to work at Google, and I saw up close what excellence looks like. I had the opportunity to work on a myriad of important products and technologies. And I learned so much along the way, from my successes and failures alike,” he added.
Bavor said that he had worked with many “smart, endlessly interesting, and kind colleagues, many of whom I have come to count among my closest friends.”
“The greatest gift of my life has been the time that I have spent working at Google. I am eternally grateful for it, and to everyone who contributed to making that time memorable, “He said.