“Sparrow is better,” says Google’s development team as it prepares for a confrontation with OpenAI’s product that just received new funding from Microsoft
Everyone has been talking about it for months, it has entered the homes of users all over the world: ChatGPT, OpenAI’s artificial intelligence, has captured everyone’s attention. The system is innovative, user-friendly, and constantly improving thanks to the machine learning principles applied and the continuous investment of giants such as Microsoft, which, to date, has poured more than $10 billion into OpenAI’s coffers.
Google, for its part, does not intend to cede its position to rivals (considering that Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, will receive an enhancement precisely because of ChatGPT). The U.S. giant is moving some of its leading experts-Sergey Brin and Larry Page-to fight fire with fire. From the minds of the founders comes Sparrow, an AI-powered software ready to do battle with ChatGPT.
Demis Hassabis, leader of DeepMind, the AI company that is headed by Google, says in his interview with Time that Sparrow has features that ChatGPT lacks, such as the ability to cite sources, thanks to reinforcement learning. Hassabis fearlessly states that his product is better: for the same number of questions, it can produce more precise and accurate answers, it can “learn” from its mistakes, and it can gradually improve through user comparison.
Sparrow is not really new, to be honest. The software has been in development for a few years, and in 2020 it was announced to the public but the news passed quietly, given the little interest at the time in the topic of “artificial intelligences.”
Investment versus investment, the two giants are preparing for the clash. Who will come out on top?
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Author: Alessandro Volpe