Exploring Google’s AI Tech And Its Impact On The Future

Google places great importance on the safe development and application of AI technologies like LaMDA and Waymo. It will be interesting to see how these systems are further developed and improved to make them more reliable for consumers and businesses. Thank you for reading!

Google recently released a blog post and in-depth paper that gave insight into their outlook on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The document also explains why they are taking a more moderate stance in releasing new AI-based inventions, such as the LaMDA chatbot and Waymo self-driving cars.

James Manyika (SVP at Google), Jeff Dean (Head of Google’s AI division), Demis Hassabis (CEO and Co-Founder of DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.), Marian Croak (VP of Engineering at Google) and Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of both Google and Alphabet are credited with the blog post.

As AI becomes a major topic of discussion in 2023 due to OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, Google has responded with its own ‘explanation.’ There have been claims that this marks the end of Google’s reign over the search, and reports suggest that the tech giant is worried about the impact of ChatGPT.

Google’s executives noted that it.

“Is an exciting time in the development of AI.”

The company discussed its methodology for implementing the technology.

The blog post further considers the intricacies and dangers associated with AI and insists that Google must take care of them to progress with the technology.

Google says:

“We also believe that getting AI right — which to us involves innovating and delivering widely accessible benefits to people and society, while mitigating its risks — must be a collective effort involving us and others….It is critical that we collectively earn public trust if AI is to deliver on its potential for people and society.”

“scientific method to AI R&D with research rigour, peer review, readiness reviews, and responsible approaches to providing access and to the externalization and use of our innovations.”

This explains why Google has not made some of its more prominent AI products available to the public.

Google continues to say.

“performing continuous adversarial and related forms of testing and has taken a differentiated and careful approach to access and deployment of novel systems such as LaMDA, PaLM, and Waymo.”

Google’s LaMDA chatbot is based on a comparable large language model (LLM) and can engage in conversational exchanges similar to ChatGPT.

Last year, an engineer made headlines when they declared LaMDA a sentient chatbot. Google highlighted how it was utilized to aid authors with fiction writing, though they acknowledged that the bot still functions more as an assistant.

PaLM is a language model bigger than LaMDA, GPT-3 (ChatGPT being based on GPT 3.5), and can translate into other languages. It stands for Pathways Language Model (PaLM).

PaLM and LaMDA have yet to be released, with the latter only available for beta testing through its AI Kitchen app. Waymo, Google’s self-driving project, is still undergoing trials in the US.

This paper examines the intricacies and hazards of using AI tools in detail and lists them. Google also highlighted how AI is already incorporated into its main products: Search, Maps, Photos, Workspace, and Android phones.


The company also affirmed that it created much of the essential AI technology that forms the basis for other products, providing a few examples.

Google went on to say.

“Transformers, Word2Vec, Sequence to Sequence Learning, Federated Learning, Model Distillation, Diffusion Models, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Neural Nets with Tree Search, Self-learning Systems, Neural Architecture Search, Autoregressive Models, Networks with External Memory, Large Scale Distributed Deep Networks, Tensor Processing Units.”

An example of a technology powered by a Transformer is ChatGPT – which stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer.

Google says.

“Excited about what lies ahead in 2023 and beyond as we get ready to share some new innovative experiences!”

It is yet to be determined if Google will introduce new artificial intelligence products this year, possibly at their I/O event. We’ll have to wait and see.

Given public hesitancy about the technology, Google is approaching AI cautiously, which may be the right move. The benefits of LaMDA and Waymo are clear, but there are still many unknowns regarding artificial intelligence. As more research is done and these systems refine, we will likely see them deployed more widely. For now, it seems Google is content to lead in developing this cutting-edge technology.

Source: The Indian Express



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