Sergey Brin

Computer scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Sergey Brin is half of the team that founded Google.

Why you should listen

Sergey Brin and Larry Page met in grad school at Stanford in the mid-'90s, and in 1996 started working on a search technology based around a new idea: that relevant results come from context. Their technology analyzed the number of times a given website was linked to by other sites — assuming that the more links, the more relevant the site — and ranked sites accordingly. Despite being a late entrant to the search game, it now rules the web.

Brin and Page's innovation-friendly office culture has spun out lucrative new products including AdSense/AdWords, Google News, Google Maps, Google Earth, and Gmail, as well as the Android mobile operating system. Now, led by Brin, Google is pursuing problems beyond the page, like the driverless car and the digital eyewear known as Google Glass .

Sergey Brin’s TED talks

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Our thoughts on using Google Glass, as Google halts its Explorer Program

May 17, 2013

In his TED talk, Sergey Brin of Google shares the idea that motivated the development of Google Glass: that while smartphones inherently take us away from experiencing the real world, a device could allow for a digitally-mediated experience within it. “This position you just saw me in – looking down at my phone – that’s one of […]

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“It’s a little freaky at first, but you get used to it”: Sergey Brin and Google Glass at TED2013

February 27, 2013

Google cofounder Sergey Brin returns to the TED stage this morning to show off Google Glass, a hands-free, voice-activated augmented-reality headset from Google. To take a picture while you’re wearing Glass, say “take picture.” Done. “When we started Google 15 years ago,” Brin says, “my vision was that information would come to you as you […]

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