Alphabet set to report Q2 earnings results after the bell

Google parent company Alphabet is set to report its second-quarter earnings Tuesday after the market closes. Here’s what analysts are expecting: Earnings per share: $1.84, according to LSEG Revenue: $84.19 billion, according to LSEG Wall Street is also watching several other numbers in the report: YouTube advertising revenue: $8.93 billion, according to StreetAccount Google Cloud revenue: $10.20 … Read more

Google testing facial recognition technology for security near Seattle

Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Google is testing facial recognition technology for office security “to help prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to our campuses,” according to a description of the program that was viewed by CNBC. The initial test is taking place at one of Alphabet’s sites in Kirkland, Washington, a Seattle … Read more

Google ‘won’t always find mistakes’ in AI, search VP Reid tells staff

Liz Reid, vice president, search, Google speaks during an event in New Delhi on December 19, 2022. Sajjad Hussain | AFP | Getty Images Google’s new head of search said at an all-hands meeting last week that mistakes will occur as artificial intelligence becomes more integrated in internet search, but that the company should keep … Read more

After ChatGPT and the rise of chatbots, investors pour into AI agents

Rafael Henrique | Lightrocket | Getty Images Earlier this year, financial services company Klarna said its artificial intelligence agent, powered by OpenAI, had taken over two-thirds of customer chats and was doing work equivalent to that of 700 full-time agents. That was after just one month of use. Alexander Kvamme, CEO of customer engagement startup … Read more

Alphabet CFO Anat Ashkenazi jumps from GLP-1 boom to generative AI

Alphabet incoming CFO Anat Ashkenazi, who spent 23 years at Eli Lilly Eli Lilly Alphabet’s outgoing finance chief, Ruth Porat, spent the past year and a half trying to help her internet company navigate the generative artificial intelligence boom. The person who was just named her successor was knee-deep in a very different phenomenon: anti-obesity … Read more

Argentina’s Milei meets with Open AI’s Sam Altman and Apple’s Tim Cook

Argentina’s President Javier Milei waves during the commemoration of the 214th anniversary of the May Revolution that led to the independence from Spain, at Plaza San Martin in Cordoba, Argentina, on May 25, 2024. Diego Lima | Afp | Getty Images Argentina President Javier Milei met with leaders of some of the world’s largest tech … Read more

Nvidia is talk of town at AI events before fiscal Q1 2025 earnings

Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang displays products on-stage during the annual Nvidia GTC Artificial Intelligence Conference at SAP Center in San Jose, California, on March 18, 2024. Josh Edelson | Afp | Getty Images At the start of last week, OpenAI’s technology chief personally thanked Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang for “bringing us the most … Read more

Google will ‘sort it out’ if OpenAI misused YouTube for AI

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in San Francisco on Nov. 16, 2023. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said Google will “sort it out” if it determines Microsoft-backed OpenAI relied on YouTube content to train an artificial intelligence model that can generate … Read more

Gemini AI updates, new search features and more

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O developer conference.  Andrej Sokolow | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Google on Tuesday hosted its annual I/O developer conference, and rolled out a range of artificial intelligence products, from new search and chat features to AI hardware for cloud customers. The announcements underscore the company’s focus … Read more

Google announces lightweight AI model Gemini Flash 1.5 at Google I/O

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O developer conference.  Andrej Sokolow | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Google is using its annual developer conference to showcase what the company is calling its lightest and most efficient artificial intelligence models. At Google I/O on Tuesday, the company announced Gemini 1.5 Flash, the newest addition … Read more