Google Co-Founder back in the Hot Seat pushing GEMINI AI

Google Co-Founder back in the Hot Seat pushing GEMINI AI

Sergey Brin, one of Google’s co-founders, has a rich history that spans the company’s journey into artificial intelligence. After playing a pivotal role in the establishment of Google, Brin stepped away from active roles in Google and its parent company Alphabet back in 2019. However, recent developments have seen him return to the company, focusing on the advancement of artificial intelligence.

Over the years, Google has made significant strides in AI research, and Brin’s return signifies a renewed commitment to furthering these efforts. He has been attending meetings related to artificial intelligence and has been actively collaborating with Google’s researchers, particularly in the development of their upcoming AI model, Gemini.

With Brin’s involvement, Google aims to enhance its long-standing efforts in creating an AI system that exhibits more human-like capabilities. Despite having been away from the company for a few years, Brin has been diligently catching up with the latest developments in the artificial intelligence space and its coding.

Google unveiled the Gemini AI system at its I/O 2023 event in May, positioning it as a response to OpenAI’s GPT-4 model, which was available exclusively to ChatGPT Plus users through a monthly subscription. Gemini, although still a work in progress, is designed as a next-generation foundation model. It is envisioned to be multimodal, highly efficient at tool and API integrations, and built to facilitate future innovations in the AI domain.

The competition in the AI space has been intense, with Google racing to keep pace after OpenAI’s ChatGPT made its mark on Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Google’s own AI chatbot, Google Bard, was launched in response. However, the rapid proliferation of AI chatbots and generative AI features has raised concerns among governments and industry stakeholders about potential societal risks and the need for preventive measures. Nonetheless, Google remains committed to advancing its AI research with the support and encouragement of CEO Sundar Pichai and the renewed involvement of Sergey Brin.

Thomas Anderson

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