The euphoria of ChatGPT has continued to send shivers up and down the technology space since its release in November 2022. Launched by OpenAI, Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, popularly known as ChatGPT is a chatbot with the ability to write and debug computer programs, write student essays; answer test questions (depending on the test and complexity) compose music, simulate an entire chat room amongst many other capabilities.
ChatGPT’s training data includes manual pages (man pages), information from the Internet, and programming languages with both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques.
Google feels threatened by the increasing attention the ChatGPT is garnering and hence has earmarked plans to demonstrate a version of its search engine with chatbot features this year alongside more than 20 AI-powered projects, all of which will help increase its existing portfolio and take on the rising threat.
Google’s concerns include Microsoft’s recent partnership with ChatGPT creator Open-AI with supposed plans to integrate ChatGPT into its own search engine Bing.
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in New York Times whilst discussing different approaches to take on the rising competition said
“Google’s demo for the chatbot will focus on getting facts right, ensuring safety and getting rid of misinformation.”
ChatGPT has suffered much criticism one of which OpenAI acknowledged that ChatGPT “sometimes writes plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers”
Google is currently working hard at developing loads of AI projects. A few in-development projects like an image generation tool that “creates and edits images,” an app for testing product prototypes, and a TikTok-inspired green screen mode for YouTube.
Google is taking its time in releasing this new AI technology as it wants to ensure it is fairly cautious and ethical and meets approval processes. However, The company plans to release all of this and more at the I/O conference coming up in May.