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Google's AI loses $100 Billion

Everyone is running to get to AI first.

Google's AI drops the ball and loses $100 Billion. (see below)

Microsoft is incorporating ChatGPT into it's search and it's looking great so far (but only available to a small audience).

Alibaba and Baidu are racing to try and replicate ChatGPT's success in China.


A Factual Error by Bard AI Chatbot Just Cost Google $100 Billion

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Google's stock fell 8%, erasing $100 billion in value.

This was due to the Google AI ChatBot getting a fact wrong during it's press release.

It was asked the question:

“What new discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) can I tell my 9-year-old about?”

To which it gave several possible answers including:

“It took the very first pictures of a planet outside of our own solar system.”

Which was incorrect as that was taken 19 years prior by the "Very Large Telescope"

My take:

Google was always "AI first" and it was assumed it would the the first and best AI producer on the planet.

When ChatGPT came out with a bang, the narrative was that ChatGPT can be dangerously wrong and that Google will release it's AI chatbot when it's more "responsible" to release it (when all the mistakes and wrong information were ironed out).

This is showing that potentially even the mighty Google has trouble catching up to what OpenAI and ChatGPT started.

Chinese companies are rushing to release their versions, but time will tell if it will match what's on the market now.

Microsoft investing billions into OpenAI seems like a much smarter move now.

Instead of creating their own, they are slowly buying and ownership stake in one of the most promising AIs on the market.

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