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The success of the AI chatbot ChatGPT from the company OpenAI has, according to The New York Times, brought about a turnaround at Google. Previously cautious about rolling out artificial intelligence (AI)-based tools because "the company's reputation could be damaged if they were rolled out too quickly," the Times now says Google plans to "take this year to demonstrate a version of its search engine with chatbot features" and launch more than 20 projects using artificial intelligence.
Been careful with AI
Google has invested heavily in AI technology recently but has always been cautious about bringing it to market. Now it will focus on AI as a spearhead for research. On January 24, competitor Microsoft announced that it would invest up to 10 billion dollars in the company OpenAI, the maker of the popular ChatGPT, in the coming years. In addition, Microsoft wants to add ChatGPT to its own Azure cloud platform soon and is looking at using the program as a supplement to Office programs such as Word and Excel to increase user productivity. So the pressure is on Google also to develop AI tools that can compete with ChatGPT.
No specific time frame has been mentioned for the launch of Google's AI search demo, but the annual I/O event in May is a good candidate. Duplex and Google Glass were previously launched at this event.