Google has announced that they will launch a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT model, which has become very popular recently. Google’s new chatbot is called Sparrow and was presented as supporting evidence in a research paper last year. DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis said Sparrow could launch in private beta in 2023.
Sparrow’s project was delayed from the launch of ChatGPT due to the risks associated with this type of generative technology. These risks include the possibility of generating malicious and biased texts, as well as fraudsters using the model to create phishing emails and malicious code.
Sparrow wants to be more reliable
Another important consideration for DeepMind is the accuracy of information. Language models such as ChatGPT generate responses that may appear legitimate but have not been verified for correctness. To remedy this, Sparrow should have important features such as the ability to cite specific news sources.
According to the research paper on how Sparrow works, he supported his plausible answers with evidence 78% of the time. DeepMind is also working on rules to limit Sparrow’s behavior and ability to rely on human input in certain contexts.
It should be noted that the above mentioned innovations are important steps for this kind of tools. Adding links to cited sources makes Sparrow taste more Google than ChatGPT. It remains to be seen how this will address concerns raised in areas such as education. However, citing the sources used to formulate the answers could provide an excellent starting point for research, but it could also look like a ready-to-submit essay with appropriate references.
Google’s business model in jeopardy
Google is treading dangerous ground by launching a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT because its entire business model relies on ad revenue from websites. If searches are mostly done by ChatBots in the future, their entire business model could collapse. Google could insert ads into Sparrow, but this would be less than the current model, which is announcing its long-term decline.
In addition, Google may fall into the trap of the inventor’s dilemma, where despite its superiority in artificial intelligence, it may be overtaken by smaller but much more flexible companies such as OpenAI. It is important for Google to find new business models to maintain its position in the AI industry.
ChatGPT powered by Wolfram Alpha
Regarding the accuracy of ChatGPT, it is true that it may encounter difficulties on specific domains. He is like a child who pretends to know everything. He there are ideas to connect ChatGPT with Wolfram Alpha, which is a pure data and computational search engine.
Wolfram Alpha is like a genius scientist that can thus communicate with the ChatGPT child to provide relevant and more accurate answers to users. This could significantly improve the accuracy of responses generated by ChatGPT. It is important to note that this idea of connecting ChatGPT to Wolfram Alpha is still under development and not yet available to users.