Alphabet // X

X is an experimental product development lab where projects such as self-driving cars and Google Glass have been hatched. It marks Google’s first significant excursion from software and first investments in futuristic “moonshot” projects. X is exemplary of the company’s willingness to put short-term earnings at risk in order to create the next big breakthroughs in business and technology.

Leaders: Tom Chi (Head of X), Astro Teller (Captain of Moonshots at X), Rich DeVaul (Director of Rapid Evaluation & Mad Science at X)

Learn More: Moonshot Projects to Look Out For | A Look Behind the Secretive Lab's Closed Doors