Alphabet Inc is combining units of Google Brain and Deepmind to form Google Deepmind to compete with OpenAI ChatGpt and Microsoft Bing Chat.
Google is struggling in Artificial Intelligence (AI) race.
What is Google Deepmind?
The Deepmind is an artificial intelligence company acquired by Alphabet in 2014. Now it’s merged with the Google Brain team and announced its new service Google DeepMind.
In March 2023, Google launched BARD to compete with ChatGPT and Bing Chats. But it has failed in testing mode.
This group, called Google DeepMind, will bring together two leading research groups in the AI field: the Brain team from Google Research and DeepMind. Their collective accomplishments in AI over the last decade span AlphaGo, Transformers, word2vec, WaveNet, AlphaFold, sequence-to-sequence models, distillation, deep reinforcement learning, and distributed systems and software frameworks like TensorFlow and JAX for expressing, training, and deploying large-scale ML models, said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
“Combining all this talent into one focused team, backed by the computational resources of Google, will significantly accelerate our progress in AI.”
CEO of DeepMind, Demis Hassabis, will lead the development of our most capable and responsible general AI systems — research that will help power the next generation of our products and services.
Google Research will continue its important work leading fundamental advances in computer science across areas such as algorithms and theory, privacy and security, quantum computing, health, climate and sustainability, and responsible AI. It will report to James Manyika and his existing Tech & Society teams.
“By creating Google DeepMind, I believe we can get to that future faster. Building ever more capable and general AI, safely and responsibly, demands that we solve some of the hardest scientific and engineering challenges of our time”, Deepmind CEO said. “For that, we need to work with greater speed, stronger collaboration and execution, and to simplify the way we make decisions to focus on achieving the biggest impact.”
Google Bard Testing
Currently, Google’s Bard is in Testing mode. Bard is an experiment based on technology that lets you collaborate with generative AI. As a creative and helpful collaborator, Bard can supercharge your imagination, boost your productivity, and help you bring your ideas to life.