It is becoming increasingly obvious with each new article that the arms race between big tech companies in the field of generative artificial intelligence has been brewing for longer than we might have initially suspected. What we’ve seen so far with the circus surrounding ChatGPT and its infusion into Microsoft Bing and Google’s hurry to bring its Bard chatbot into the public view barely touches the surface of what’s happening here. The New York Times has published an in-depth article that discusses the new AI-powered tactics that we may see from Mountain View in the future and the essential reason developers are crunching.
Suppose you’re interested in the new artificial intelligence technologies that might become available to you due to all of this. In that case, the following is what the Times has learned from documents that have been circulating within Google, as well as from a few insiders:
- A flagship conversational chatbot for search that is fully featured and can contain ad inserts between responses.
- Search along what appears to be context-aware browsing assistance kept in an extension for Chrome.
- GIFI, which is an image creation engine that is based on Google Image search (there is a good probability that you will also see it on Gboard), and;
- Tivoli Tutor is a method for learning languages that focus on the conversation.
A big project known as Magi comprises these qualities, along with many others. There is a possibility that at least some of the capabilities directly related to the search chatbot will be introduced the next month, most likely at Google I/O beginning on May 10, followed by a gradual deployment that would be limited to the United States for the rest of the year, with as many as one million users to begin with and as many as 30 million by 2024. Magi’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) will be made available to developers right from the start. Despite this, the corporation may have a second round of announcements and tools available for the fall season.
In response, a spokesperson for Google, Lara Levin, issued the following statement:
However, only a small percentage of brainstorm decks or product ideas result in a launch. However, as we have stated previously, we are thrilled about introducing new A.I.-powered features to search and will shortly reveal more details about these upcoming additions.
Google’s search business, directly attributed to more than $145 billion in revenues in 2018, is on the precipice in 2023 as it navigates two major contract renewals for preferred search engine status on Samsung and Apple devices. This is of the utmost importance, given that we are talking about the two largest mobile brands on the planet. It was alleged that Samsung informed Google one month ago that the company was considering moving from Google to Microsoft’s Bing search engine. The South Korean company did not explain why. Still, the digital advertising giant interpreted it as a warning to strengthen its artificial intelligence (AI) services. It is anticipated that the Samsung contract, which is presently being negotiated, will generate a yearly search income of $3 billion. The arrangement with Apple, which will be brought up for discussion and was rumored to cost Google $9 billion in 2018, is rumored to drive $20 billion in revenue.
According to a summary provided by The Times, Google’s reaction to these stipulations is that the company is continuously attempting to improve its search engine to keep existing partners and attract new ones. In addition, it states that manufacturers of Android phones can enter into contracts with other service providers. Both Samsung and Microsoft have remained silent regarding this matter.
Let’s say you’ve had some experience communicating with a chatbot. In that case, you can get a general idea of how using the Magi search chatbot will work: users will enter queries, and the chatbot will learn to anticipate what users want to look for as time goes on. When it dispenses results, it will offer users buttons linking them to information resources, product purchase pages, and other endpoints. Promoted products will still appear first in product-related search results.
Even though the search chatbot component of Magi did not have a release timeline — and for a good one, as early-stage generative AI is still susceptible to manipulation by deception and misinformation – Google had been asking for volunteers within the business to test out features as recently as the previous week. According to one estimate, approximately 160 people are working full-time on Magi.