Employees are presently putting Google’s LaMDA chat technology to the test.
According to CNBC, Google personnel have been testing various possible ChatGPT competitors as part of the tech giant’s effort to produce a response to OpenAI’s technology.
According to a recent New York Times story, Google CEO Sundar Pichai declared “code red” and pushed AI development in order to launch at least 20 AI-powered products this year.
CNBC has already revealed some products the company is working on, including “Apprentice Bard,” a chatbot that uses Google’s LaMDA communication engine.
According to reports, Google management urged the LaMDA team to prioritize work on a ChatGPT rival, informing them it takes precedence over any other project and even forbidding them from attending irrelevant meetings. Apprentice Bard, according to reports, appears and performs similarly to ChatGPT in that a user may submit a query or prompt in a text box and then receive a written response.
Google is also rumoured to be working on a new search page featuring a question-and-answer format. While CNBC did not provide specifics, it is apparently part of Google’s “code red” operations.
However, if rumors Microsoft is integrating ChatGPT’s technology into Bing as soon as March is correct, we’ll also likely see Google’s search chatbot in the near future.