Google is planning to demonstrate a version of its search engine with chatbot features and launch at least 20 AI-powered tools amid pressure from OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Google CEO Sundar Pichai declared a ‘code red’ and boosted AI development as the ChatGPT poses a threat to its search business. Reports suggest that Google’s AI projects include an image generation tool, an upgraded version of AI Test Kitchen, a TikTok-style green screen mode for YouTube, and a tool that can create videos to summarise other clips. The company is also working on the ‘Shopping Try-on’ feature, a wallpaper creator for Pixel phones and AI-driven tools for developers to create Android apps. This comes after the company on Friday announced lay off of 12,000 employees across the globe. Google is also piloting its own soundbox for UPI payments in India.
Today: December 11, 2023