Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched a new project to create a “global search” that will be able to answer questions about the global internet, including “what are the top 10 languages in the world?”, according to a document seen by Reuters.
The project is being developed by Google’s Advanced Research and Development Lab, or ARL.
The company said in a statement that it would help make global search accessible by connecting the world to the web, and the project will use the technology to “provide answers to the questions of today”.
ARL is a division of Google’s X division, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet.
Google is the world’s largest search engine, with revenues of $21.5 billion last year.
The US search market is expected to grow more than 50 percent this year, according to market researcher market intelligence firm Statista.
The technology is already being used by some of the largest internet search companies in the US and overseas, including Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo.
However, ARL was founded in 2003 and has been a division since 2013.
Google has a number of subsidiaries and partnerships with other tech companies, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Salesforce.
Google announced the new project on its Google+ social network, where it said it would be “a global search platform, bringing together the best and brightest from all the different fields of the internet”.
The company did not give an estimated launch date or a timeline for the project.
Alphabet’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt, said in December that Google was working on a global search engine “that will be smarter, faster, more responsive, and cheaper than anything we’ve done in the past”.
The US government is looking into whether Google’s work on internet searches violates federal privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
A Google spokesperson said the company was “looking forward to exploring our next steps”.
Alphabet is the US’s largest internet service provider, with customers in over 170 countries.
In June, Alphabet launched a $1.3 billion fund to support internet infrastructure investments.