The relevance and popularity of artificial intelligences keeps growing with each passing day. You go on your favorite social network and people talk about art-generating AIs. You chat with your friends and they tell you about an AI that helps you with exams. You watch the news and learn that there’s an AI that generates movie scripts. AI everywhere.
And no wonder: Bill Gates himself pointed out that AI will be the main topic of 2023 and that it “is going to change the labor market and make us ask ourselves what the limits are”. And at the center of the “AI hurricane” is ChatGPT, a text-generating AI created by OpenAI that has revolutionized the technological landscape and has caused major technology companies to get involved in developing their AIs. Do you want to know which are the most prominent names? We’ll tell you.
Microsoft gave us a glimpse of its plans in the AI world earlier this year, when we learned that it had made a $10 billion investment in OpenAI. The rumors went on and on until, in early February, the Redmond company announced the launch of a chatbot based on ChatGPT AI and to be integrated into its Bing search engine.
The chatbot had a somewhat complicated start, ranting in many of its responses and even insulting users who made use of the AI. After these events, Microsoft established restrictions limiting the chatbot’s usage time, although it did not take long to pick up the cable and launch three new conversation modes that users can use to chat in different ways with the AI.
The big search company had no choice but to enter the AI world. The creator of Gmail himself, Paul Buchheit, thought that an AI like ChatGPT would destroy Google in just two years, which is why the company activated a “code red” that caused a major internal change in the company. A few days later, Google dropped its bombshell: Bard, the AI with which it intends to compete with ChatGPT.
Bard, which is based on the artificial language model LaMDA (created by Google itself) is still an experimental tool capable of generating text in a similar way to ChatGPT, although it is more versatile when it comes to creating complex texts. The chatbot is not yet publicly available, although only in the first days of testing with selected users it showed certain errors that caused Alphabet, Google’s parent company, to lose millions of dollars.
Meta took its first steps in the AI world with Make-A-Scene and Make-A-Video, two artificial intelligences capable of creating images and videos, respectively, from text. Soon after, it launched Galactica, a linguistic model designed to help scientists and researchers, which, however, had to be withdrawn from the market after inventing the data of many of its writings.
Meta also created BlenderBot, a kind of digital assistant with a similar operation to ChatGPT that ended up disappointing the public due to its “poor responses”. Meta’s latest bet in the field of AI is LLaMA, a research tool made up of four different language models and created in order to “democratize access to this important and rapidly evolving field”.
In addition to these giants, other major companies in the tech world are developing their own AIs: Alibaba, the parent company of AliExpress, says it is developing an AI to compete with ChatGPT, and Snap recently launched My AI, a chatbot that can be used from within Snapchat‘s own app.