Sundar Pichai On Google's AI-Enhanced Search

Jun, 2023 - by CMI

Mr. Pichai claimed that advances in artificial intelligence would improve Google's ability to answer many search queries. 

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that it would integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into its search engine (WSJ). The challenges facing ChatGPT and other OpenAI products are evidenced by Google's plans to include AI in its popular search engine. Pichai said advances in artificial intelligence will improve Google's ability to respond to a variety of search queries. However, according to the publication, 

Pichai said the chatbot is owned by parent company Alphabet Inc. It denied that it was a threat to Google's search business, which accounts for more than half of its revenue. “The range of possibilities is greater than ever,” the CEO said in an interview. When it comes to LLMs (Large Language Models), computer programs that can provide similar answers to human questions, it should be emphasized that Google is a leader in this field. Tech giants are now using this technology to improve the user experience of search engines. “Can users interact with the LLM and ask Google questions while searching? Sure." Pichai told the WSJ. 

Mr. Pichai is dealing with one of the biggest challenges to Google's core business in years, as Microsoft just launched its improved version of the Bing search engine, which is now powered by ChatGPT, in addition to investor pressure to reduce expenses. During the debut of the company's new AI-powered search engine, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella predicted that the new innovation would "change all categories of software" that people are familiar with, including search, as have previous improvements in personal computing and cloud computing. Regarding Google's chatbot Bard, which has yet to gain popularity, Mr. Pichai told WSJ that customer excitement surrounding "the adoption of these technologies, and some of that is a nice surprise as well," has been "amazing." He said that the company was "iterating to ship something, and maybe deadlines shifted, given the situation in the industry" when asked why Google had not released an AI chatbot earlier.