Search engine giant Google has invested $300 million in Anthropic, a startup AI company from San Francisco. Microsoft has always been Google’s main competition when it comes to advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI). Since Microsoft has been investing lately in OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, Google has no choice but to also pour money in what could be the rival for ChatGPT.
There are currently a lot of tech companies investing in AI and apparently, it is ChatGPT by OpenAI that can be considered to be the most advanced. In fact, ChatGPT has been making headlines lately as its advanced chatbot has proven to be a great leap in artificial intelligence and that is accessible by everyone. Not to be outdone, Google has now invested money on another company as a means of catching up.
The investment deal the Android maker has made with Anthropic essentially gives them a 10% stake in the company and that the AI company is required to get their resources on cloud computing from Google. This is miniscule when compared the billions Microsoft invests with OpenAI as well access to its cloud computing platform.
Regardless of what deals the tech giants do, it is apparent that this year is shaping up to be a war of AI between companies. In their quest for advancements and dominance, at the end of the day, the winner ought to be the end-user. After all, they will be the ones accessing the assistance of such advanced AI with whatever tasks they have at hand. Of course, the only drawback is the abuse and over-reliance to such tech. Then again, that problem is for when we get there.
Google on Monday unveiled their AI chatbot named Bard to rival Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
The company said in a blog post that the technology will be first accessible to “trusted testers” prior to making it widely available to the public in the coming weeks.
Google describes Bard as an “experimental conversational AI service”, and it is powered by their Language Model for Dialogue Applications (or LaMDA).