People will “very soon” be able to “interact directly,” according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, with its “newest, most powerful model as a companion to search in experimental and innovative ways.”
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, has disclosed the company’s intention to integrate AI (artificial intelligence) features into its search engine. The CEO stated that users will “very soon” be able to “interact directly” with its “newest, most powerful model as a companion to search in experimental and innovative ways” during the Q4 earnings call on Wednesday.
For “factual” and conversational results, Google Search will use LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), Google’s own language model. This news comes a day after a report claimed that Google was preparing to compete with ChatGPT, the popular AI-powered chatbot.
According to Pichai, testing of the enhanced search should begin in the “coming weeks and months.” This might occur at the Google IO 2023 event in May, which is the business’s yearly developer conference where it presents cutting-edge hardware and software.
Pichai frequently brought up the capabilities of AI and how the world is prepared to use it during the earnings call, citing the enthusiastic reception that OpenAI’s ChatGPT has received from the general public. The most advanced technology we are developing right now, according to Pichai, is artificial intelligence. In addition, the executive stated, Google would offer new tools and APIs to partners and developers so they could create their “own applications and discover new possibilities on AI.”
Google displayed the capabilities of the first-generation LaMDA at Google IO in 2021, but it quickly courted controversy after a company engineer said the conversational chatbot “is sentient.” The engineer further asserted that the LaMDA-powered chatbot might support stereotypes that some people might consider to be racist and sexist. According to a report, Google is working on LaMDA to fix these bugs and is also testing other chatbots in light of ChatGPT’s growing popularity.
During the earnings call, Pichai addressed these worries about AI chatbots and noted that the business has been investing for a while and that it is “clear that the market is ready” (to use AI-powered platforms). He continues, “With all the investments we have made to ensure that we can develop AI responsibly and we’ll be careful,” I feel comfortable.
Additionally, it was said that Google is listening to employee feedback because some units have been asked to step up efforts after the management designated ChatGPT as a “code red” situation. The report states that recent internal testing revealed LaMDA is improving and occasionally outperforming ChatGPT.
As long as it stays accessible and cost-free, ChatGPT will continue to be a favourite among users. ChatGPT has the ability to write articles, complete math tasks, and examine computer code.