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- The threat of artificial intelligence products such as ChatGPT prompted Google to start developing artificial intelligence products.
- Reports indicate that Google has more than 20 AI products that it plans to unveil this year.
- Some products will be for developers and others for consumers
when chat It began to gain popularity, and reports emerged that Google viewed the product as a major threat to its business. In response to this threat, Google appears to be ramping up AI development and could have more than 20 AI projects ready to unveil this year.
According to a report from New York timesAnd Larry Page and Sergey Brin – the founders of Google – had several meetings with company executives about ChatGPT and the danger it posed to its search business. This is a notable development given that the two have mostly taken a hands-off approach to the company since 2019, allowing CEO Sundar Pichai to take over.
The anxiety Google executives feel at the moment has led Pichai to “code red,” pulling teams from existing projects and having them work on building AI products instead.
“This is a moment of great vulnerability for Google,” said former Google Research Director, D. Sivakumar. ChatGPT put a stake in the ground, saying, “This is what a compelling new search experience can look like.” “
Since the alarm went off, it now appears that Google intends to unveil more than 20 new AI products, as well as showcasing a version of its search engine with chatbot features, this year, according to Google. New York times. The company is also reportedly planning to unveil some products at its May I/O 2023 event.
The products that Google is currently working on are said to be for developers and consumers. One such product is a tool to make it easy to create apps for Android phones, called Colab Plus Android Studio. Another product is said to be a wallpaper maker for Pixel phones. New York times It also mentions a tool that summarizes videos by creating a new video.
Based on the report, Pichai is trying to speed up product approval reviews by finding a way to allow teams to do their own reviews. To that end, the company has created a so-called “Green Lane” initiative to push employees who are “trying to ensure technology is fair and ethical” to approve AI projects more quickly.
As the saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures, and at the moment Google looks like a company that has reached that state.