Google Search Head Warns Against “Hallucinating” AI Chatbots: Report

Head of Google Search warns against 'hallucination' AI Chatbots: Report

Alphabet Inc introduced Bard earlier this week, but the software shared incorrect information.


The boss of search engine Google warned against the pitfalls of artificial intelligence in chatbots in a newspaper interview published on Saturday, as Google’s parent company Alphabet battles to compete. with the blockbuster ChatGPT app.

Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president at Google and head of Google Search, told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag: “The kind of artificial intelligence we’re talking about now can sometimes be leads to what we call a hallucination.”

“This then manifests itself in such a way that a machine gives a convincing but completely fabricated answer,” Raghavan said in comments published in German. One of the fundamental tasks, he added, is to keep this to a minimum.

Google lagged behind OpenAI, a Microsoft-backed startup around $10 billion that in November introduced ChatGPT, which has since wowed users with strikingly human-like responses. for user queries.

Alphabet Inc introduced Bard, its own chatbot, earlier this week, but the software shared incorrect information in a promotional video in a flash that cost the company $100 billion in market value. school on Wednesday.

Alphabet, which is still conducting user testing on Bard, has yet to say when the app might go public.

“We clearly feel the urgency, but we also feel a great responsibility,” says Raghavan. “We certainly don’t want to mislead the public.”

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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