In a recent interview, Demis Hassabis, the co-founder and CEO of Google’s DeepMind AI Lab, announced that Google is actively working on an artificial intelligence (AI) system called Gemini. This system aims to surpass the capabilities of ChatGPT, Google’s previous language model, and introduce novel features and improvements.
Gemini, currently in the development phase, is based on the Large Language Model, similar to ChatGPT4. However, Hassabis emphasized that his team is focused on enhancing the technology to enable troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities within the system. By utilizing the same methodology used for AlphaGo, the AI program that defeated a Go champion in 2016, Google aims to equip large language models with remarkable advancements.
While details about Gemini were not revealed during the Google Developer Conference in May 2023, Hassabis mentioned that building the system could take months and require a significant investment of hundreds of millions of dollars.
With the introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022, Google expanded the use of AI technology, incorporating it into various products, including their search engine. As a result, Google has faced competition in the search engine space from ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies.
Concerns have been raised about the potential risks associated with AI technology. In response, a Google official stated that when approached correctly, AI holds tremendous potential benefits for humanity. However, it is crucial to conduct thorough research and testing to determine the capabilities and controllability of new AI models.
Hassabis acknowledged that while it is uncertain whether AI technology will pose significant threats, the rapid progress being made in the field necessitates the establishment of security laws and regulations.
By developing the Gemini AI system, Google aims to strengthen its position in the AI landscape, providing improved AI capabilities to compete with ChatGPT and other emerging generative AI technologies. The advancement of AI technology continues to drive exploration and research, with a focus on harnessing its potential for the benefit of humanity while addressing associated risks responsibly.