The artificial intelligence (AI) race is intensifying as governments and organizations worldwide seek to outcompete one another in this rapidly advancing field. With technology giants like Google and IBM investing heavily in AI research, other countries are eager to keep up with their rivals and establish themselves as key players. However, new competitors have presented fresh challenges for those already invested in the sector – leveraging their expertise while staying true to ethical principles.
Recently, we discussed the collaboration between Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and OpenAI, the revolutionary AI “speech engine,” which is the parent firm of ChatGPT.
And last week, Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) announced its AI chatbot, Bard.
Bard carries out a range of tasks, such as organizing a baby shower for a mate, contrasting his two movies that were both nominated for an Oscar, and devising lunch options based on the ingredients he has in his fridge.
The chatbot uses Google’s LaMDA language model, specifically developed for conversational dialogue. The language model is applied to the field of conversational applications.
Google is making rapid progress in its pursuit of creating AI, as demonstrated by CEO Sundar Pichai’s announcement on Monday, Feb. 6. In a blog post, Pichai revealed the company’s new project to get even closer to achieving their goal.
The organization then organized a get-together unexpectedly on Wednesday to launch his Bard. This reflects the firm’s rushed reaction to reports that Microsoft could incorporate his ChatGPT into its Bing hunt engine, which was affirmed at its sudden occasion on Tuesday.
An obstacle has been encountered in Google’s relentless attempt to outdo Microsoft. A post on Pichai’s blog posed a query to the chatbot’s inquiry box.
– The assertion that the James Webb Space Telescope captured the initial photograph beyond our solar system is incorrect.
– No confirmation yet has been made that this telescope was behind capturing such a photo.
The VLT was the initial telescope to capture images of exoplanets, but since then, the James Webb Space Telescope has taken pictures of such planets.
It was established before the Google event that a mistake had been made. Many people on social media blamed Google for not cross-checking Bard’s statement against the truth.
Google’s market cap saw a significant reduction of $100 billion on Wednesday, Feb. 8, causing the stock to plunge 9% when trading opened that day.
Following the publication of the company’s disappointing fourth-quarter financial results, Microsoft’s stock has experienced a 3% increase.
Google is continuing to participate in the AI competition, with Bard yet to go public – but that is anticipated to happen soon. Its performance is being assessed through the Trusted Tester program, with Google Fiber customers taking part in its internal tests.
Pichai stated in his blog post that external feedback was combined with internal testing to ensure Bird’s answers meet the standards of quality, authenticity, and accuracy required for real-world information.
Google, the leading search engine, is aware that its language models, such as LaMDA and GPT-3.5, which power ChatGPT are vulnerable to mistakes like misinformation or prejudice and historically have been met with distrust towards AI. The company accepted responsibility for its AI technology in a separate blog post on its official website, expressing this sentiment.
“Language may be one of humanity’s greatest tools, but like all tools it can be abused. It is possible.”
The emergence of new rivals and challenges in the AI race signifies the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence. As more countries invest in AI research and development, there is an increasing need for collaboration and cooperation to ensure that progress is made ethically and responsibly.
While the competition in the AI race is intensifying, it is important to remember that the ultimate goal is not to win but to create intelligent systems that can benefit society. As new challenges arise, such as data privacy and bias, researchers and policymakers must work together to address these issues.