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Google ChatGPT’s experimental rivals include a search bot and a tool called “Apprentice Bard”

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According to CNBC, Google employees tested several potential ChatGPT competitors as part of the tech giant’s bid to launch a response to OpenAI’s technology. An earlier New York Times report said Google CEO Sundar Pichai declared “code red” and accelerated AI development to be able to unveil at least 20 AI-powered products this year. Now, CNBC detailed several of the products the company is working on, including a chatbot called “Apprentice Bard” that uses Google’s LaMDA chat technology.Apparently, Google management asked the LaMDA team to prioritize work over a competitor of ChatGPT, telling them that it takes priority over any other project and even warning them not to attend meetings not linked. Apprentice Bard would look and work like ChatGPT in that a user can type a question or prompt into a text box and then get a written response.

CNBC says he’s seen samples proving the bot’s responses include information about recent events – something ChatGPT isn’t capable of, as he only has limited knowledge of anything that happened after 2021. In one example, apprentice Bard was able to answer if there will be another round of layoffs at Google. (Unlikely for this year, he said, because the company is doing well financially.) If you recall, Google’s LaMDA technology had a former company engineer fired after claiming that she had gained in sensitivity.

Google is also reportedly testing a new search page that uses a question-and-answer format. The experimental homepage has five potential question prompts replacing “I’m lucky” below the search bar. After a user enters their query, the page generates human-like responses in gray bubbles. Below these answers are suggested follow-up questions, followed by typical search results with links and headings. Additionally, Alphabet is working on a project called “Atlas” as part of its cloud unit. While CNBC didn’t have details on what it is, it would still be part of Google’s “code red” efforts.

It is not known at this stage which Google projects will be made public. Google AI chief Jeff Dean told employees at a town hall meeting to discuss the company’s response to ChatGPT that it was “moving more conservatively than a small startup.” Giving people the wrong information will have a much bigger impact on a well-known company like Google, after all. In effect, The temperature previously said the tech giant prioritizes security, accuracy, and blocking misinformation when it comes to the development of its search chatbot. If the reports that Microsoft is integrating ChatGPT technology into Bing as early as this March are true, we’ll probably also see Google’s search chatbot in the near future.

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