The world of artificial intelligence is growing phenomenally, and one of the biggest names in tech, Google, is looking to take on OpenAI’s revolutionary chatbot Chat GPT. Google has recently announced its plans to create an advanced AI-powered search engine with groundbreaking accuracy and potential applications in fields ranging from business intelligence to healthcare. With so much potential for success and benefits for both the consumer and businesses alike, many are eager to follow up on how this epic battle between two tech giants will pan out over the coming years!
When OpenAI unveiled its GPT-based chatbot ChatGPT to the masses, it caused a huge stir on the web, with many claiming that Google’s days as the top search engine were numbered. Not surprisingly, Google has taken note of ChatGPT and declared an internal state of emergency in response to this development, as The New York Times reported.
According to Bloomberg’s latest report, a company called Anthropic has recently been granted nearly $400 million in funding. It is currently creating a competitor to OpenAI ChatGPT.
Microsoft recently invested around $10 billion in OpenAI, in addition to the $1 billion they had already injected into the startup in 2019. This latest venture follows a similar move from Microsoft, highlighting its dedication to AI technology.
Google has been beta testing its AI chatbot LaMDA for some time, so it’s interested to see how they plan to roll it out officially. The launch is anticipated to be well received as people have already seen what this helpful chatbot can do.
Let us examine the details we have gathered about Google’s strategy with Artificial Intelligence and why it could be hugely successful in 2023.
Google’s Investments In AI
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has had a long-standing interest in AI and its acquired technologies. Before Alphabet acquired the British AI lab DeepMind in 2014, it had also invested heavily in Anthropic.
DeepMind is renowned for various accomplishments, such as creating the AlphaGo program that was victorious against world champion Go player Lee Sedol in 2016; AlphaZero, which outplayed well-trained chess programs like Stockfish; and AlphaFold that accurately guessed the shape of nearly all proteins already known to science.
Google has made several acquisitions of AI startups, including Alter, Dark Blue Labs, Dialogflow, Granata Decision Systems, Phiar, AIMatter, and Boston Dynamics, as per Crunchbase.
Google’s ‘Measured Approach To AI
In January, Google published a comprehensive blog post to explain the rationale behind their slower approach when introducing new Artificial Intelligence-based technologies.
We recognize the need to collaborate with others, including researchers, developers, users, governments, regulators, and citizens alike, for AI to be implemented properly. What’s more, we must gain the public’s trust if AI is to accomplish its desired outcome. Therefore, we are eager to join forces with other parties to ensure that AI is used appropriately and successfully.
James Manyika, Senior Vice President of Google; Jeff Dean, the head of Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) division; Demis Hassabis, CEO and co-founder of DeepMind (which is owned by Alphabet); Marian Croak, Vice President of Engineering at Google, and Sundar Pichai serving as both CEO for Google and Alphabet all signed the document.
The post also emphasized that the company has been conducting ongoing adversarial and other forms of testing, plus adopting a meticulous and unique approach to granting access to and implementing new systems like LaMDA, PaLM, and Waymo.
ChatGPT promises to be a tough competitor for Google, but the search engine is more than up for the challenge. With its strong AI foundation and vast resources, Google will give ChatGPT a run for its money. The competition between these two will only heat up in the coming months, so seeing how this all plays out will be interesting.