Google co-founder Sergey Brin has increased his presence at Google, dedicating more time to advance the company's AI initiatives. His return follows the hype around AI language models like ChatGPT and Google Bard.
Brin intensifies involvement in Google's AI
Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, has reportedly started appearing at Google offices more frequently. Brin has been investing his time in advancing the company's AI endeavors, notably the Google Bard project that competes with the widely recognized AI language model, ChatGPT. Brin's increased involvement in Google's AI projects seems to have been triggered by the recent hype around AI language models like ChatGPT and Google Bard.
Brin aids development of new AI model
Brin has been focusing his efforts on the team developing the next-generation AI model named Gemini. This model is anticipated to outperform other existing models like ChatGPT. Brin appears to be using his position to support the hiring process and select key personnel, especially after Google lost a significant number of important researchers in the field.
Despite being a co-founder, Brin had initially disregarded AI, according to some employees. He's now making strides to catch up with the latest developments in AI. At some point, he even publicly admitted that he had ignored the early work of Google’s Brain division, which pioneered many of the AI developments we see today.
Google Bard rises to the challenge
Following the success of ChatGPT, Google scrambled to develop an equivalent, resulting in Google Bard. Initially, Google Bard was perceived as less sophisticated and more prone to errors than its competitors. However, over the last few months, Bard has improved significantly and is now on par with ChatGPT and Bing Chat. Google has leveraged its vast product suite to enhance Bard, with latest features including Google Lens integration.