Sundar Pichai says that Google’s AI search will be added to the search engine soon. It shows how serious the company is about competing with Microsoft’s OpenAI ChatGPT and other AI chatbots.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company wants to add conversational artificial intelligence (AI) features to its well-known search engine. He also said that the most recent advances in conversational AI would definitely help Google’s search engine.
Pichai says that Google’s decision to add Google AI search to its popular search tools. That shows how serious the company is about competing with OpenAI, which is backed by Microsoft, and other AI chat-bots.
“If anything, the opportunity space is bigger than it was before,” Pichai told WSJ.
His comments come at a time when Microsoft, Meta, and many other tech companies are rushing to add AI technologies to their products and services.
Pichai didn’t agree with the idea that chatbots could hurt Google’s search engine business. Microsoft recently updated the Bing search engine, which is now powered by ChatGPT.
Google has been a leader in large language models, or LLMs, for a long time. LLMs are computer programs that can understand and answer questions asked in natural language. Alphabet Inc., which is Google’s parent company, hasn’t yet used technology to change how people search.