Google has better "pocket omniscientists", but there is no team to share them
The success of ChatJipity raised a "red alert" and pushed Google into the market to introduce its own version of a virtual interlocutor. But that's a double-edged sword, because in doing so Google would be jeopardizing its biggest source of funding – the ultra-popular search engine, which is globally dominant in a business valued at $150 billion.
The giant "Google" has its trump card with which it can respond to the astronomical popularity of "the virtual omniscient” chatjipiti, but refrains from promoting it so as not to harm his own business.
After the startup company "Open AI" served the virtual interlocutor chatjipiti, based on artificial intelligence, to the public at the end of November, the application attracted millions of users in just a few days and has been the biggest hit on the Internet for weeks. Microsoft has invested $10 billion in the development of the Open AI project, which is predicted to return billions of dollars in profits already this year.
"Google" has its own department for the development of artificial intelligence, which has proven its capabilities by creating "invincible" masters of chess and go - games in which the number of possible moves is compared to the number of atoms in the Universe. The success of ChatJipity raised a "red alert" and pushed Google into the market to introduce its own version of a virtual interlocutor. But that's a double-edged sword, because in doing so Google would be jeopardizing its biggest source of funding – the ultra-popular search engine, which is globally dominant in a business valued at $150 billion. Google will earn a record $2021 billion in 250 from billing for advertiser services.
In order not to lose a step in the new race, and at the same time to limit the damage, "Google" plans to introduce 20 more products based on artificial intelligence to the market in May, which are believed to be more powerful and of better quality than chatzipit.
CEO Sundar Pichai has already ordered the company's resources to be directed to development, trust and security departments, with the goal of prototyping trusted AI packages focused on analytics and content as quickly as possible.
The "lamda" platform has already been developed, as a basis for upgrading projects with artificial intelligence. One of the most advanced is "atlas" of the company "Alphabet", which developed virtual grandmasters for the games of chess and go.
- The company is worried about the possible threat to its own reputation if the product gives wrong information and therefore acts more conservatively compared to the small startup - says Jeff Dean, director of the artificial intelligence department at Google.
Sam Altman, director of Open AI, argues that the race to develop artificial intelligence is a challenge for large companies, not an existential threat.
- Those who say that the development of a new technology can close a competing large company are usually wrong. People forget that every move has a reaction, and they are quite bright and competent. I think there will be changes with search engines, but not as dramatic as people assume - says Altman.
Accuracy is important
Experts estimate that, in spite of its enormous popularity, chatzipit will not be able to threaten the dominance of the Google search engine during this year, and even in the next one. The "virtual omniscient" is an interesting interlocutor, offers understandable answers to most questions, knows how to write essays, scripts and programming codes, can pass a college entrance test or qualify as a third-level programmer, but still makes too many mistakes when connecting and summarizing the relevant data it is fed with.
Google experts prioritize the accuracy and precision of answers, not just the quality of their presentation.
Paul Bachheit, the author of the popular electronic mailboxes Gmail, is convinced that the search engine Google will not survive more than two years.
– Artificial intelligence will eliminate the need to use a search engine with a list of results. In order not to fall behind in the new race, "Google" will have to destroy the most valuable part of its business - observes Bachheit.
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We will not replace you!
Although both chatjipits and lamdas have proven capable of writing clean code, well enough to pass a third-level programmer entrance exam, the virtual omniscients reassure real-life programmers that they are still vital to the development of information systems and products. .
They describe their ability to create written tests and programs as a help to people, just as digitrons did not put accountants out of their jobs.
– No, chatzipit and alphacode will not replace developers. It is a team sport. Chatbots can help developers work more efficiently, but they cannot replace the creativity and artistry that is necessary to create a good program - answered lamda.
Chetjipit's response was identical in content.
– Chatjipits or alphacode are unlikely to replace developers, as they are not capable of fully replacing the expertise and creativity of human developers. Programming is a complex field, which requires a deep understanding of the principles of computer science, as well as the ability to adapt to new technologies - answered Chetjipiti.
Season of layoffs
The Apprentice Bard project is a promising Google service that fits chatzipit and is showing better and better results in tests. The testers are already asking him complex questions, such as: "When will the new round of layoffs be at Google?".
- Based on the data I have access to, it is unlikely that Google will conduct another round of layoffs in 2023. The layoffs are mostly being implemented to cut costs and structure, but the company is doing well financially. In fact, Google's revenue in 2021 increased by 34 percent, and the value of shares rose by 70 percent after January 2022 - answered the machine.
Google recently announced that it will lay off 12.000 people, or 6 percent of all employees, to cut costs.