‘Every Googler’ to check out ChatGPT competitor: CEO Pichai
Both are based in the US Alphabet and China-based Baidu publicized ChatGPT’s competitors on Monday as generalized AI threatens to drop a bomb on the world of internet search.
in one blog post second release, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai reveal more details about its own general AI program, called “Bard.” Pichai said the “experimental conversational AI service” will provide more in-depth answers “for questions that don’t have the right answer.”
Pichai said Bard will be released to “trusted testers” first, before going public in a couple of weeks.
In an internal memo sent after the blog post, Pichai said Google will “empower every Googler to help shape Bard and contribute through a special company-wide dogfood,” reports CNBC. (The term “dogfood” is a term used in tech companies to refer to employees who use their own company products as if they were end users.)
Pichai continued that the company will collect feedback from its employees “in the spirit of an internal hackathon.”
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Google report issued a “code red” following the release of ChatGPT, as the company considered the program a serious threat to internet search, its main product. Companies have release more AI research since the launch of ChatGPT, including MusicLM, a program that can create music using humming or whistling tunes or text prompts.
Microsofthas a Bing search engine that competes with Google, which is invest 10 billion USD to ChatGPT’s OpenAI developer and is report working to integrate OpenAi’s programs into its products.
‘Ernie Bot’ by Baidu
Just hours later, another tech giant on the other side of the world announced their competitor to ChatGPT.
Chinese technology company Baidu said it was monitor to complete testing of its own conversational AI bot, known in English as “Ernie Bot” in March. Like Google, Baidu is report plans to integrate bots as part of a search engine, using generalized AI to compose written answers to search queries.
Shares of Baidu were up 15.6% at 2:40 p.m. Hong Kong time.
Baidu is investing heavily in artificial intelligence to help regain a position lost to competitors. The company was one of China’s first successful internet companies, providing search services to Chinese users (within the limits of China’s internet censorship). However, the company failed to capitalize on the growth of smartphones, losing its ad and video market share to companies like Alibaba, Tencent and Bytedance.
Baidu CEO Robin Li cited ChatGPT as an example of a technology the company was able to overcome its rivals at an internal meeting last December, reports Bloomberg.
Last year, Baidu launched ERNIE-ViLG, an image-generating AI similar to programs like Stable Diffusion. Users report that the program produces some images, such as those with Chinese content, better than its Western counterparts, however MIT Technology Review note ERNIE-ViLG does not create images of content deemed politically sensitive.
Baidu is also developing self-driving cars. Company get permission from the authorities to test unmanned robotaxis in Beijing last December.
OpenAI has Haven’t created ChatGPT Available in mainland China. However, the program still has went viral in the country, when Chinese internet users try to access the application.
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