According to reports in The New York Times, the recent launch of the OpenAI ChatGPT AI chatbot has raised concerns at Google. According to the post, Google is now planning to ramp up the adoption of artificial intelligence products after a popular tech competition like ChatGPT.
Google, which is run by parent company Alphabet, has been wary of adding AI-based technology to its suite of services. However, the company now expects to announce more than 20 AI-based projects during 2023, the publication adds. In addition, the Times claims that Google plans to “demonstrate a demo version of its search engine with chatbot features this year.”
Plans for the transition to artificial intelligence were formulated in the announcement of the layoff of 12,000 Google employees.
Google is already known for investing heavily in artificial intelligence. However, The Times also reported that Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, sought advice from the company’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who stepped down from active positions in 2019. They had to participate in meetings with leaders. in December 2022, where they were able to “approve plans and submit ideas”.
Google’s upcoming AI products could potentially be announced at the I/O Developers Conference in May. A brand can basically present a demo of its own AI chatbot that will focus on ethics and accuracy of information.
Multiple tools including development tool
The Times report also says that Google plans to announce an image studio capable of generating and modifying images, a browser called MakerSuite, which includes tools for companies to create AI prototypes, and a number of developments. One of them is called PaLM-Coder 2 and works similar to Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot. The other is called Colab + Android Studio and lets you create apps for smartphones.
Previously, Google feared that pushing AI too hard could negatively impact the industry’s relationship with the brand, but now the company appears to be worried about what will be left behind. In addition to the ChatGPT chatbot, many text-to-image generators and a number of AI-powered productivity platforms have caught the attention of the Internet in recent weeks.
Other big tech brands have also announced plans to use AI in their existing products and services. Microsoft has announced its intention to work with the GPT-3 language to implement AI features in its Office suite, including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.