I thought Google was too quiet…
This *could* be integrated into Google AdWords and Search, Android, Drive, YouTube, Gmail and more in the future – crazy.
Just like Microsoft is planning to integrate ChatGPT into Microsoft Office and Bing…
If you’ve never heard of them, DeepMind is a subsidiary of Alphabet and is one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence labs.
It was acquired in 2014 for $500m and made its first profit in 2021.
It is best known for Alphafold which can predict the 3D structures of proteins known to humans, this has insane potential commercial applications.
It also created Alphago (there is a show on Netflix) the first supercomputer that beat humans in the Chinese board game ‘Go’.
Over the last few months, the internet has sent ChatGPT viral and Google was seemingly too quiet. Bearing in mind, this is a big threat to their business that has been gaining massive traction.
But there was a reason…
According to the CEO of DeepMind, Demi Hassabis: The delay was to work on reinforcement learning-based features that ChatGPT lacks, like citing its sources. “It’s right to be cautious on that front,”.
Their competitor ‘Sparrow’ sounds like it’s ready to be released, as an alternative to ChatGPT but they were being extra careful.
My first reaction is that it’s clear that the top leaders working on this tech know how powerful and dangerous AI potentially could be once it’s released into the wild.
Elon Musk once said “I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned by it…
AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization in a way that car accidents, airplane crashes, faulty drugs, or bad food were not — they were harmful to a set of individuals within society, of course, but they were not harmful to society as a whole.”
He has warned about this many times.
Morgan Stanley estimate that moves to other language models others than Google Search could be a 1.5% drag on 2025 profits.
Sundar Pichai and Google have the tech to fight back, it’s only a matter of time.
It’s highly likely that this year is going to be the year where AI hits the mainstream.
Extremely powerful generative AI is here.