With Sparrow, an AI from DeepMind, Google launches into the race. Recently Demis Hassabis, CEO of DeepMind mentioned in a note to Time magazine that they are considering launching their own chatbot called Sparrow sometime in 2023, trying to improve some aspects and being cautious.
The delay is for DeepMind to work on reinforcement learning-based features that ChatGPT lacks, such as citing your sources.
Sparrow is a research model and a proof of concept, designed with the aim of training dialogue agents to be more useful, agile, correct and harmless; and who are able to talk to a user, answer questions, and search the Internet using Google to report their answers.
DeepMind, a London, UK-based artificial intelligence company founded in September 2010, is known for its advancements in deep learning, games, and artificial intelligence systems. It is owned by Alphabet Inc., a holding company that brings together various companies related to technology, science and business, including Google.
Sparrow is likely to have a huge impact in the field of natural language processing and chatbot development. Google has vast reach and resources, which would allow them to develop a highly sophisticated and accurate language model.
They could also integrate it with their existing products, such as Google Assistant, to improve interaction with users and provide a more natural search experience. Also, use it to develop business applications and improve your data processing capacity.
However, Google also has great power, the use and scope of these language models could raise concerns about privacy and access to user data.
On the other hand, we must also take into account that currently most of Google's revenue is generated through search engine advertising. What would happen if users began to clear our doubts with a chatbot? We suppose that Google would have to reinvent its business model.
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