The head of Google’s search engine has warned of artificial intelligence pitfalls in chatbots
“This kind of artificial intelligence we’re talking about right now can sometimes lead to something we call hallucination,” Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president at Google and head of Google Search stated.
“This then expresses itself in such a way that a machine provides a convincing but completely made-up answer,” Raghavan said in comments published in German. One of the fundamental tasks, he added,
After OpenAI, a startup backed by about $10 billion from Microsoft, introduced ChatGPT in November, Google is falling behind.
Alphabet Inc recently unveiled its own Bard chatbot, but on Wednesday the software leaked inaccurate information from ads, costing the company $100 billion in market value.
Alphabet is still doing Bard user testing and hasn’t said when the app will be publicly available.
“We obviously feel the urgency, but we also feel the great responsibility,” Raghavan said. “We certainly don’t want to mislead the public.”
Recall that Google published an online ad where its long-awaited artificial intelligence chatbot, Bard, gave inaccurate answers. The tech giant posted a short GIF video of Bard via Twitter, calling the chatbot a “launchpad for curiosity” that helps streamline difficult topics.