Google’s Response to ChatGPT Threat

Google is reportedly feeling the pressure from OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot that has taken the tech world by storm in recent months. The chatbot, which can provide users with information in an easy-to-understand format, is seen as a threat to Google’s search business and the company has shifted its plans accordingly. According to The New York Times, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has declared a “code red” and accelerated AI development.

The report claims that Google is preparing to showcase at least 20 AI-powered products, including a chatbot for its search engine, at its I/O conference in May. Among the AI projects Google is said to be working on are an image generation tool, an upgraded version of AI Test Kitchen, a TikTok-style green screen mode for YouTube, and a tool that can generate videos to summarize other clips. The company is also said to be developing a feature titled Shopping Try-on, a wallpaper creator for Pixel phones, and AI-driven tools that could make it easier for developers to create Android apps.

Pichai reportedly brought in Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin last month to meet with current leaders, review AI plans, and offer input. The company has attempted to speed up product approval processes, including checks to ensure that AI-driven tech is fair and ethical. Google is also said to be adjusting the risk levels it’s prepared to take on as it rolls out such tech.

The report comes after Google announced it was laying off 12,000 people. “I am confident about the huge opportunity in front of us thanks to the strength of our mission, the value of our products and services, and our early investments in AI,” Pichai wrote in a memo to staff. “To fully capture it, we’ll need to make tough choices.”

The competition between Google and OpenAI’s ChatGPT highlights the growing importance of AI in the tech industry. As the technology continues to advance, companies are looking to stay ahead of the curve by investing in AI-powered products and services. With Google set to showcase its AI offerings at its I/O conference in May, it will be interesting to see how the company plans to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and other AI-powered products in the market.