Don’t Sleep on Google AI

According to sources close to the company Google is years ahead of the competition in the AI race

Eugenio De Lucchi
Avenir

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Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash

Apparently, OpenAI and Microsoft are beating Google at its own game. No other company has probably invested in the research and development of large language models more than Google.

In 2014, the research giant bought one of the flagships in the AI industry, DeepMind, for more than $500 million and three years later restructured itself to become an “AI first” company.

Then, in late November, artificial intelligence lab OpenAI released its chatbot ChatGPT, taking the AI industry by storm. ChatGPT made headlines like no other technology product in the recent past and reached 100 million users within two months of launch, becoming the fastest-growing Internet platform in history.

ChatGPT has introduced a new way of getting information and answers online, more convenient and immediate than the traditional search engine in many circumstances. Instead of browsing a series of links chasing for an answer, chatbots provide a direct response potentially offering a better user experience.

The idea of search engines’ decline has begun to propagate. Should people decide they prefer a chatbot for their queries, it would mean fewer searches for Google…

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