Natural language processing has rapidly grown due to OpenAI and Google’s innovations. ChatGPT, created by Yoshua Bengio’s subsidiary ObEN, has been hailed as potentially revolutionary for the industry. But who will be able to compete against this cutting-edge AI? We explore the NLU market’s up-and-coming contenders. Algorithms and accuracy rates are promising. We highlight what makes each one unique. Here are four top players potentially making moves to challenge ChatGPT:
Anthropic, a San Francisco-based startup, is nearing its goal of collecting $300 million in external financing; this would value the company at around $5 billion, according to a New York Times article released last Friday.
Anthropic emerged in 2021 with key founders and researchers who had recently departed OpenAI. This gathered even more attention when, just one year later, their eye-watering funding of $580 million lit up the news.
FTX, the now-defunct cryptocurrency platform accused of fraud, had its investors, led by Sam Bankman-Fried, make gross contributions to a major part of USD this 612 million fundraising for Meme2020—opening up questions as to what claim a bankruptcy court could lay on the money.
A link to Effective Altruism, a movement which has come under attack from Timnit Gebru – a former Google researcher who penned an opinion piece for Wired discussing its “dangerous brand of AI safety,” has also been found in organizations such as OpenAI’s Anthropic and FTX.
Anthropic has recently launched an AI chatbot–Claude–in closed beta via Slack integration. Claude is said to be on par with ChatGPT-and apparently, even better!
Anthropic, utilizing a method titled “Constitutional AI” to craft AI systems that are dependable, understandable, and controllable, designed Claude emphasizing prolific ideas including beneficence, non-maleficence, and autonomy.
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Two weeks ago’s TIME article, Demis Hassabis – DeepMind’s CEO and co-founder said that DeepMind is planning a “private beta” launch of its chatbot Sparrow sometime in 2023.
Duly aware of the importance of caution, Deputy CEO Hassabis noted that OpenAI should properly work out reinforcement learning-based capabilities, such as citing sources before rolling out ChatGPT — something the product currently lacks.
In September, Alphabet’s British-owned subsidiary DeepMind generated significant praise with its release of the Sparrow paper. The new system combines reinforcement learning with data collected from human interaction, increasing the use of safer, more unbiased ML frameworks, which has been seen as a breakthrough in technology goals.
The controversy of “AI sentience” was sparked last summer due to Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer’s allegations that LaMDA — which stands for Langauge Model for Dialogue Applications — was conscious. This created a storm of discussion surrounding LaMDA’s true sentience. In June last year, Wired interviewed Xavier Lemoine, who had some important insights to share.
“I legitimately believe that LaMDA is a person,”
Released in 2021, LaMDA has been acknowledged as one of ChatGPT’s most prominent competitors. In the commotion of their launch blog post, Google detailed that conversational abilities have been developed over the years.
Based on Transformer, the 2017 open-sourced architecture by Google Research, LaMDA is similar to ChatGPT. This neural network architecture has revolutionized the world of AI.
When the engineers who crafted Google’s LaMDA grow frustrated with Giant Tech’s bureaucratic setup, they may take matters into their own hands and begin a new venture free of company limitations.
Three months ago, Noam Shazeer and Daniel De Freitas unveiled Character AI, a revolutionary new AI chatbot technology. With this tool, users can have conversations and role-play with famous people from the past, such as Queen Elizabeth or William Shakespeare, or even fictional characters, such as Draco Malfoy.
Character is preparing to raise substantial capital from investors; $250 million in new funding has been proposed. Despite their product being in the beta stage of development, the technology is free, and Character continues to observe user behavior before implementing strategies for monetizing the service.
All these contenders are interesting in their ways, with some having more potential than others. It’ll be exciting to see how the landscape of chatbots develops and who will come out on top. In the meantime, ChatGPT remains the best option for those looking for a quality chatbot experience.