For the first time in its history, ChatGPT has shown a decrease in traffic on its site. According to analytics company Similarweb, in June 2023, ChatGPT traffic decreased by 9.7% compared to May, and the number of unique users decreased by 5.7%. This may indicate that interest in this innovative product is beginning to fade, and thus, the future of ChatGPT is not so clear. This is exactly what Google plans to use to overtake its fierce competitor in the field of AI. So today, let's take a look at Google's new algorithm under a microscope.
Google DeepMind’s Next Algorithm Will Eclipse ChatGPT
Google DeepMind is the artificial intelligence laboratory that created AlphaGo, the program that defeated the world champion in the game of Go in 2016. Now DeepMind founder and CEO Demis Hassabis says his engineers are using techniques from AlphaGo to create a new system called Gemini that will be capable of more than OpenAI's ChatGPT.
Gemini can handle text and has similar features to GPT-4, the engine behind ChatGPT. However, according to Hassabis, the team will also incorporate techniques from AlphaGo, which will enable the system to perform tasks such as planning or problem-solving. Hassabis explains that Gemini aims to combine the strengths of systems like AlphaGo with the impressive language abilities of large models. He adds that they have some innovations that will be quite interesting. Gemini was briefly introduced at Google's developer conference two months ago, where the company revealed several new AI projects.
The next big step for language models may be to do more tasks on the Internet and computers. Gemini is still in development, which will take several months, Hassabis says. He also stated that Google doesn't want to copy what already exists. That's why Gemini AI doesn't aim to achieve the same performance as GPT 4. Instead, it aims to be better. It can cost tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. For example, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, said in April that GPT-4 cost more than $100 million to build.
Why Google Goes for Broke with AI's Popularity Decrease?
According to the new Google policy, the company uses the information to enhance its services and create new products, features, and technologies that are beneficial for its users and the public, but is this true? As we know, AI must use large amounts of data to train.
Google claims that this initiative does not violate the privacy of users because it does not store personal information about them, but it seems not so obvious. For example, Chat GPT was banned in Italy because of possible violation of privacy. And back at that time, the Chat even couldn't generate answers with the information after November 2022. Google also says it complies with all legal and regulatory requirements in every country where it operates. However, some experts and activists say that Google is violating users' rights to self-determination and control over their data. They also warn of the possible risk of abuse and manipulation by Google or third parties.
Just imagine the opportunities of AI with data of 4.3 billion users worldwide and a market share of 92.24%. Well, it seems that some users can imagine it. On Tuesday, a comprehensive lawsuit was filed against Google, accusing the company of illegally collecting data from millions of users without their consent and infringing copyright laws in the process of training and advancing its artificial intelligence products. Last month, the firm had previously initiated a comparable lawsuit against OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT. Tim Giordano, an attorney at Clarkson involved in the lawsuit against Google, emphasized that the tech giant must recognize that the term "publicly available" does not imply free usage for any purpose.
So, the question must be asked, why risk everything? The first reason can be to win the "AI race". Elon Musk seems stuck, which is why during the Chat GPT hype he decided to revoke OpenAI's access to Twitter's stream of data in December. A lot of experts predicted his plans to challenge his former organization directly. In this case, Google would be able to find this data for training somewhere else without wasting time and money. Apple still hasn't presented any new AI technologies. And Chat GPT, which is the main competitor, seems not to be so popular anymore. For Google, it may be the best time to change the game in the AI world.
In a surprising turn of events, ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, has experienced a decline in traffic and user engagement, indicating a potential waning interest in the innovative AI platform. Seizing the opportunity, Google has unveiled its new algorithm called Gemini, drawing inspiration from DeepMind's AlphaGo to surpass ChatGPT in language capabilities while incorporating planning and problem-solving abilities. Google's move highlights the intense competition for AI dominance, with both companies investing significant resources to secure their positions at the forefront of artificial intelligence. The future of ChatGPT hangs in the balance as Gemini aims to eclipse its capabilities and propel Google to the forefront of the AI race.