Google Research


Solving fundamental computational problems that deliver meaningful impact for Google’s products, society, and scientific progress.

About the team

Athena is an international team of research scientists and engineers who tackle product-inspired problems with novel solutions to assist, complement, empower, and inspire people — from the everyday to the imaginative. Our work spans algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), language understanding, and many other fields, and yields state-of-the-art breakthroughs in areas like efficiency, privacy, and user engagement.

We collaborate closely with partners across Google to take discoveries from publication to implementation for the Company's largest and most trusted products. Beyond Google's portfolio of products and services, our contributions to AI, computer science and machine learning power scientific advances for climate science, journalism, microeconomics and other data-driven disciplines.

We recognize that AI is a foundational and transformational technology and are proud to contribute to a long history of responsible innovation. Our commitment to Responsible AI principles ensure we develop and use technologies in ways that are socially beneficial, avoid bias, are built and tested for safety, are accountable to people and aligned with our values.

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