Alphabet is concerned about the success of tools based on artificial intelligence

Google wary of the successes of ChatGPT, Dall-E and others. The Mountain View company can’t miss this technological upheaval.

According to an article from New York Timesthe technology giant Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has internally triggered a “code red”. In other words, it’s panic at the Mountain View company. And this because of the dazzling success of ChatGPT, Dall-E or Stable Diffusion, tools that offer absolutely amazing performance and all based on artificial intelligence.

Google alert to the success of ChatGPT, Dall-E and others

ChatGPT, which is being talked about so much lately, is a creation of the OpenAI organization, which was notably founded by Elon Musk. It is a conversational robot that is able to converse in natural language. With its speed of execution and its ability to give very relevant answers, although sometimes quite mechanical, the robot is very easily misled.

The tool can be tested very easily by registering on the site. Of course, everything is not perfect, but we have to admit that the result is breathtaking. Even for complex questions that require thought, he manages to reach a logical conclusion. Not necessarily always the right one, but logical. Try it, you will be surprised. There is no doubt that the virtual assistants in place on your favorite websites will quickly gain competence.

Dall-E is another very different but equally impressive OpenAI project. Thanks to it, it is possible to generate images from a simple text description, always in natural language. For example, ask “a painting of a fox sitting in a field at sunrise in the style of Claude Monet” and you will be served. Stabil Diffusion offers more or less the same thing, with quite different results.

The Mountain View company can’t miss this technological upheaval

So many successes heralding a true technological upheaval. And the giant Google cannot stay at the dock. In recent months, Sundar Pichai, chairman and CEO of Google, has continued to redefine the company’s priorities around artificial intelligence, particularly responding to the ChatGPT threat.

Having said that, Google is not as present in this segment, it is also because the company believes that it has a duty not to put a tool in the hands of the general public that is not completely successful. Microsoft and Meta launched such tools some time ago, and the general public quickly “corrupted” them, so to speak. The Mountain View company seems to be lagging behind today compared to OpenAI in particular, but that might just be from overzealousness. There is no doubt that the American giant will not miss the train of artificial intelligence and, in particular, technologies that develop around natural language.

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