Alphabet Chief Govt Sundar Pichai acquired complete compensation of about $226 million (roughly Rs. 1,850 crore) in 2022, greater than 800 instances the median worker’s pay, the corporate mentioned in a securities submitting on Friday.

Pichai’s compensation included inventory awards of about $218 million (roughly Rs. 1,800 crore), the submitting confirmed.

The pay disparity comes at a time when Alphabet, the mum or dad firm of Google, has been reducing jobs globally, The Mountain View, California-based firm introduced plans to chop 12,000 jobs world wide in January, equal to six p.c of its international workforce.

Early this month, a whole bunch of Google staff staged a walkout on the firm’s London workplaces following a dispute over layoffs.

In March, Google staff staged a walkout on the firm’s Zurich workplaces after greater than 200 staff have been laid off.

In the meantime, the corporate is working quickly in the direction of making its chatbot Bard stand out among the many rivals. On Friday, Google introduced that Bard, its generative synthetic intelligence (AI) chatbot, to assist individuals write code to develop software program, because the tech big performs catch-up in a fast-moving race on AI know-how.

Bard will be capable of code in 20 programming languages together with Java, C++ and Python, and can even assist debug and clarify code to customers, Google mentioned on Friday.

The corporate mentioned Bard can even optimise code to make it sooner or extra environment friendly with easy prompts reminiscent of “Might you make that code sooner?”.

At the moment, Bard could be accessed by a small set of customers who can chat with the bot and ask questions as an alternative of working Google’s conventional search device.

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