Google about to reveal AI plans to take on ChatGPT

Google seems set to reveal how it plans to rival the successful ChatGPT AI, possibly within a few days.

The tech giant has scheduled a 40-minute event for Wednesday, February 8, in which it will reveal how it is “reimagining how people find, explore, and interact with information.”

“Join us to learn how we’re opening up greater access to information for people everywhere, through Search, Maps and more,” the company says.

It’s unclear if the event will focus on AI, but it’s coming days later. GoogleSundar Pichai’s boss announced that the company will make its chatbot technology publicly available in the coming weeks.

Speaking on a call with investors at parent company Alphabet on Thursday, Pichai said people will be able to “engage directly” with Google’s conversational AI, starting with a call LaMDA, which has been in testing.

Mr. Pichai said: “Our long-term investments in deep computing put us in an extremely good position as AI reaches a tipping point, and I’m excited about the AI-driven leaps we’re about to make.” reveal in search and beyond”.

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Google has reportedly been ramping up its plans for so-called big language models since ChatGPTthrowing of .

ChatGPT itself is one such model: an AI chatbot trained on a large amount of text data, which it leverages to help generate responses and carry out realistic conversations.

Published by research firm OpenAI late last year, it threatened to change the way that people prepare for job interviews, journalists write storiesand children do homework.

The New York Times reports that Google founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin have returned to help add ChatGPT-like features to the search engine they launched more than 25 years ago.

Google has been wary of chatbots so far, with LaMDA restricted to limited testing. Last summer, the company laid off a senior engineer after he claimed he was sensitive.

Rival Microsoft it’s also set to shake up its own AI-powered products, including the Bing search engine, after making a multimillion-dollar investment in OpenAI.

Microsoft has since announced plans to implement ChatGPT in its Teams software, where it will do things like summarize meetings, but the features will be restricted to a premium pricing plan.

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Some Internet startups are already introducing chatbots to search, but on a much smaller scale than Google and Microsoft could.

Sites like Neeva and use their AI to provide summary answers to search queries, with citations showing where the information came from.

One of the main criticisms of ChatGPT has been its lack of transparency, as the responses generated often show complete confidence in what it says, even when it is incorrect or misleading.

Google’s next event will be streamed live from Paris on YouTube starting at 1:30pm UK time.

It comes just weeks after its parent company announced 12,000 job cuts.

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