Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin typically write a public letter every year to reflect on the company’s accomplishments and goals. This year, however, Google’s new CEO Sundar Pichai penned the annual note for the first time. Pichai was made CEO of Google after a recent reorganization made the company a subsidiary of umbrella organization Alphabet. (Page is Alphabet’s CEO, while Brin is its president.)
Pichai’s note delves into Google’s accomplishments around search, YouTube, artificial intelligence, and more. He writes that Google will continue to push heavily into the development of artificial intelligence as a means of improving and advancing its most important products.
“Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the ‘device’ to fade away,” Pichai wrote. “Over time, the computer itself—whatever its form factor—will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day. We will move from mobile first to an AI first world.”
Read Pichai’s full letter below: