The head of Google search engine cautioned against the dangers of artificial intelligence in chatbots as Google parent company Alphabet fights to compete with popular app ChatGPT.
According to Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president at Google and head of Google Search, “this kind of artificial intelligence we’re talking about right now can sometimes lead to something we call hallucination.”
Raghavan wrote in comments that were translated into German, “This then expresses itself in such a way that a machine provides a convincing but entirely made-up answer.” Keeping this to a minimum was one of the essential duties, he continued.
After OpenAI, a company Microsoft is investing $10 billion (roughly Rs. 82,500 crore). Introduced ChatGPT in November and subsequently stunned users with its remarkably human-like responses to user queries. Google has been put on the back foot.
Alphabet debuted Bard, its own chatbot, earlier this week, but the software made a mistake by sharing false information in a promotional video, devaluing the company on Wednesday by $100 billion (roughly Rs. 82,50,000 crore).
Alphabet has not yet stated a release date for Bard, which is still undergoing user testing.
Raghavan stated, “We obviously feel the urgency, but we also feel the great responsibility.” Without a doubt, we don’t intend to mislead the public.
Microsoft recently disclosed a multimillion dollar collaboration with ChatGPT creator OpenAI to introduce new products. On the other hand, Google is working to advance Bard while also making significant investments in other AI startups.
ChatGPT and Google’s Bard would provide similar services. Users will need to enter a question, a request, prompt in order to get a response that sounds human. Microsoft and Google intend to integrate AI tools to strengthen their highly profitable search engines Bing and Google Search.