Google issues a warning against chatbots that “hallucinate.”

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In a media interview that was released on Saturday, the head of Google’s search engine cautioned against the dangers of artificial intelligence in chatbots as Google parent firm Alphabet fought with popular software ChatGPT.

According to Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president of Google and head of Google Search, “this kind of AI technology we’re talking about right now might also lead towards something we term hallucination.”

After OpenAI, a company Microsoft is investing $10 billion in, unveiled ChatGPT in November and stunned consumers with its remarkably human reactions to user queries, Google has been put on the defensive.

Alphabet Inc. unveiled Speaker, a chatbot, earlier this week. However, the operating system shared false information in a promo video, resulting in a mistake that caused the firm’s market value to drop by $100 billion on Wednesday.

Alphabet has not yet stated a release date for Bard, which is still undergoing usability tests.

The business shared a GIF showing its new AI bar responding to a request with a factually incorrect statement.

Bard provided several explanations, one of which claimed that the JWST was used to capture the first images of exoplanets or worlds outside the universe.

This is where things went incorrectly, as the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Laboratory really captured the first images of exoplanets in 2004, according to NASA.

Alphabet just reported dismal fourth-quarter earnings as advertisers reduced their online spending. With inventors, Sergey Brin and Larry Page apparently joining to speed up its efforts, the search and marketing powerhouse is purportedly moving swiftly to stay up with OpenAI and competitors.

In a blog post published on Monday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai disclosed that the company has made Bard available to a select number of reliable testers before making it more freely accessible to the general public in the coming weeks.

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