Sergey Brin convinced a worker not to leave via personal phone call

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Right now, we are in the midst of a huge AI race, and big companies are trying their hardest to keep their top employees. Apparently, this is so true that a Google co-founder directly reached out to an employee to keep them from jumping ship. Sergey Brin, one of Google’s co-founders, convinced one of Google’s employees not to leave via a personal phone call.

Employees leaving companies for different positions is not something new. The fact that AI technology is on the rise only exacerbates this. For example, Mark Zuckerberg has been personally reaching out to several Google employees to get them to join Meta’s AI team.

Sergey Brin convinced a Google employee not to leave through a personal phone call

The name of the employee in question remains unreleased. However, based on the information we have, it appears that the employee was a personal friend of Brin. So, this makes it seem less out of the blue. Apparently, the employee considered taking a position at OpenAI. Since OpenAI in Google are at each other’s throats, it’s only natural to assume that Google is not a fan of any of its employees crossing the pond over to OpenAI.

We’re not quite certain what was mentioned in the phone call, but we do know that the employee’s salary was raised. So, with the familiar voice of a friend, along with more money in their pocket, it appears that the employee decided to stay at Google.

This is a trend in the tech community where companies are looking to acquire people they think will be able to push their AI ventures forward. It’s also bittersweet, as many of the same companies are dropping other employees like flies. We get news that major companies are hiring a handful of AI specialists, but we also hear that they’re laying off thousands of other employees. So, we’re just going to have to see where this trend leads.

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