Google is delving into the realm of artificial intelligence with the development of new chat products in an effort to compete with Microsoft.
Among these products are a chatbot and a search engine integration. The chatbot, known as “Apprentice Bard,” allows users to ask questions and receive detailed answers, akin to the success of ChatGPT, which has received major funding from Microsoft in recent months.
“As a result of ChatGPT, the LaMDA team has been asked to prioritize working on a response to ChatGPT,” one internal memo viewed by CNBC read. “In the short term, it takes precedence over other projects.”
Jeff Dean, chief of AI at Google, warned employees that the company had a lot to lose if information given was in accurate, therefore, taking a more “conservative approach” than a small startup.
However, CEO Sundar Pichai hinted that the public may be able to access its products later this year.