Now Google is bringing its response to ChatGPT into Gmail, Docs, apps via APIs, and more. • The registration
Google has promised to offer API-level access to its large language model, PaLM, so that developers can incorporate it into their applications and workflows, making ChatGPT-like text output technology available to the world-plus-dog.
The web giant is also threatening to incorporate the model’s content generation capabilities into Google Docs, Gmail and more.
The generative artificial intelligence hype is driving the tech industry into a frenzy. Investors are throwing cash at startups, while Big Tech is scrambling to roll out products and services based on such models. Everyone needs to see that they have skin in the game if they want to be seen as successful and cutting edge.
Microsoft launched a fierce competition with Google when it decided to revamp Bing to include a web-based OpenAI-powered chatbot that answers search queries, and now the Gmail giant is fighting back — or catching up, depending on how you look at it. .
On Tuesday, Google introduced its PaLM API, opening up its large language model for text generation to developers who want to augment their applications with automatically generated typescript and other things. It can summarize and classify text, act as a support chatbot that communicates with people on behalf of the organization, and other things, just like other APIs from OpenAI, Cohere, and AI21 Labs.
Sometimes the AI does something wrong, sometimes it pleases you with something unusual, and often it needs guidance
“Having experimented with generative AI ourselves, one thing is clear: AI is no substitute for the ingenuity, creativity, and intelligence of real people,” Johanna Woolich Wright, head of Google Workspace products, said today.
“Sometimes AI messes things up, sometimes it delights you with something unusual, and often it needs guidance.”
The PaLM API also includes MakerSuite, a tool that allows developers to experiment with the model using various prompts to fine-tune the output of the model. However, these software services are currently available to a select few: Google is rolling them out gradually.
The Internet goliath promises that general users can’t wait to eventually automatically generate email drafts and replies, as well as summarize text. AI-generated images, sounds, and videos can be added to Slides, and Tables allow for better auto-completion. New backgrounds and note-taking features are also coming to Meet.
Although Google has been at the forefront of AI research, it has been criticized for being slow to sell its models for general use by developers and netizens. On the other hand, Microsoft, which operates with its OpenAI technology, is rushing to integrate next-level machine learning code into its products—for example, the superhero ChatGPT in Azure or the chatbot in Bing—even if it doesn’t always work as intended or the details are catastrophically wrong.
Microsoft continues to deploy AI-powered services to its Office 365 products, and this week plans to announce additional capabilities for its workplace Teams, Word and Outlook email messaging software at an event on March 16 titled “The Future of AI. “
Also today, OpenAI teased GPT-4, and Anthropic is said to be preparing a rival called Claude. We understand that the revamped Bing search engine uses customized GPT-4.
We note that millions of people now have access to OpenAI-flavored Bing, while Microsoft continues to tinker with the model and tweak the limits and restrictions on how users can interact with the chatbot.
The model of Google’s upcoming rival, Bard, remains under wraps for now. If Microsoft eventually makes its upcoming AI writing tools for Word or Outlook available for general use, Google will once again be a step behind. You might blame Google for being overly cautious, or you might feel relieved that it’s moving slowly with this powerful, unpredictable, and sometimes questionable technology. ®