Google and Microsoft Chatbots, battle for SkyNet is on?

Artificial Intelligence is regarded as the next big thing in technology. ChatGPT, by OpenAI, recently revealed what AI is capable of, and the results were way more than impressive. It also divided public opinion about whether or not it is dangerous. But this is not the first time in human history that something new challenges our fears or hopes. Only the future can tell. The fact is that AI is now a target of the biggest tech giants. Following ChatGPT’s success, Google is now in the race for its chatbot. Bard, as it is called, is Google’s AI competitor to ChatGPT and is powered by its LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) artificial learning model.

“Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models… It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses…” as stated by Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai in a recent blog post. When this article was written, Bard was open to some trusted users for testing and early access. It is only a matter of a few more weeks to be accessible to the broader public, as stated. No more information is available now, so we have to wait for the upcoming weeks. We are talking about Google, the web search leader, so everything is possible.

A possible future? I don’t think so.

But Google is not the only leading tech colossus on its way to a chatbot. Following Google’s announcement, Microsoft seems to be next in the heat of the AI battle. It should be noted that Redmond’s giant is the biggest investor in OpenAI’s bot. So, it is fair to assume that its multi-billion dollar investment is there for a good reason. This seems to get credit after the recent Twitter photo post of OpenAI’s CEO with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. It is followed by the statement, “hello from Redmond! excited about the event tomorrow”. This refers to Microsoft’s event, which will “share some progress on a few exciting projects.”

Artificial Intelligence seems to be here to stay. Whether it is too early or not, only the future can tell, as is already stated. So, we hope for the best. Technologies like this are for making our life easier and better.


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