Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai faces one of his biggest tests as the leader of the search giant, as he balances the need to respond to the threat from

chatbots such as ChatGPT—developed by the Microsoft Corp.-backed startup OpenAI—with investor pressure on the Alphabet Inc. company to cut costs. Here are edited excerpts from his interview with The Wall Street Journal about this moment:

WSJ: We’re entering this difficult economic environment and this amazing moment for artificial intelligence. I think a lot of people are wondering, is Google moving fast enough to capture this moment in AI and is Google set up to do that? 

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