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

Google on alert for the success of ChatGPT, Dall-E and others. The Mountain View firm cannot miss this technological upheaval.

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

Google on high alert over the success of ChatGPT, Dall-E and co.

ChatGPT, which is so much talked about lately, is a creation of the OpenAI organization, founded, in particular, by Elon Musk. It is a conversational robot capable of conversing in natural language. With its speed of execution and its ability to provide very relevant answers, even if sometimes quite mechanical, the robot is very easily misled.

The tool can be tested very easily, by registering on the site. All is not perfect, of course, but we must recognize that the result is breathtaking. Even for complex questions requiring thought, he manages to come to a logical conclusion. Not necessarily always the right one, but logical. try it, you will be amazed. There is no doubt that the virtual assistants in place on your favorite websites will quickly gain in competence.

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

The Mountain View firm cannot miss this technological upheaval

So many successes that bode well for a real technological upheaval. And the giant Google cannot stay at the dock. Sundar Pichai, Chairman and CEO of Google, has continued in recent months to redefine the firm’s priorities around artificial intelligence, and in particular to respond to the ChatGPT threat.

That being said, if Google is not as present in this segment, it is also because the firm believes that it has a duty not to put in the hands of the general public a tool that is not perfectly successful. Microsoft and Meta already launched such tools some time ago, and the general public quickly “corrupted” them, so to speak. The Mountain View firm seems to be lagging behind today, compared to OpenAI in particular, but it is perhaps only by excess of zeal. There is no doubt that the American giant is not lacking in the train of artificial intelligence and in particular technologies evolving around natural language.

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