Sandal Pichai (Sundar Pichai), chief executive of Google and Alphabet, said he was "committed" to finding other opportunities to work with Apple outside of the two companies' exposure notification system.Pichay recently spoke to wired reporter Steven levy about topics ranging from telecommuting to apple and Google's contact tracking API, which was created to help stop the spread of the new crown virus.
When asked if the partnership could "open" the door to further cooperation between the two companies, Mr Pichai said he was "committed to looking for other opportunities," adding that he hadApple CEO Tim Cook got the same feeling. "It's a good thing for the world that big companies work together to serve the community ," Pichay told Wired》..
Such close public cooperation between the two giants is unusual. But a detailed report on the development of the framework in April showed that although the initial work was separate, Google soon joined in. "The two teams independently started working on technologies to support contact tracking at the healthcare facility." Pichai said. "Soon both sides realized that for this work to work, it must be available everywhere."
Since then, both apple and Google's engineering teams have come into contact. At some point, pichay said, he and cook decided to dock directly. Once the framework is finalized, the two CEOs seal it. The API was first released on April 10.
Pichai told wired that he and cook would "meet on a regular basis.". He added that Google and apple work together in many areas, and when it comes to exposure notification frameworks, they think "the sum is greater than the part.". The head of Google extended some of the powerful privacy protections embedded in the API, saying the opt in part of the framework was an important aspect.
When asked if contact tracking would not work because of the opt in clause, Pichai said that even if only 10% to 20% of users participated, the system would have a meaningful impact on virus mitigation. "We also realize that we have to provide users with real privacy protection," he said. "I think we have the right balance."
Pichai also said Google is unlikely to maintain 100% telecommuting. He said it was too early to say how many employees could work from home after the outbreak. Since March 16, employees at Google and elsewhere in Silicon Valley have been affected by the "home order.".