Google’s Background with Data
Google was founded to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” It has persisted in that objective, while expanding its service footprint from the search of the World Wide Web to language translation, specialty searches of scholarly publications, image search, streaming video and video conferencing, smartphone applications, document production, photo archive management, voice recognition and generation, machine learning applications and a host of other products and services. Some of the most recent applications involve automatic speech recognition and captioning for video conferences, streaming video, and small group conversational captioning using smart phones. Our holding company, Alphabet, has a number of corporate initiatives of which Google is one. Others include human longevity (Calico), health (Verily), stratospheric communication (Loon), autonomous vehicles (Waymo), research “moonshots” (X), smart cities (Sidewalk Labs), deep machine learning (Deep Mind), drone delivery systems (Wing), power generation kites (Makani), terrestrial fiber (Google Fiber) among others.
Google, a Founding Member of IEIC
Google is deeply dependent on the global Internet to reach its customers and users, so Internet Exchange points and undersea cables are part of its critical infrastructure. The IEIC effort is focused on the formation of additional infrastructure lending resilience and capacity to the Internet. Our data centers require high capacity interconnection for internal data distribution and for access to the global Internet. We are not the first to recognize and invest in major communications infrastructure, but we are one of the major consumers of such capacity.