SemiAnalysis, a semiconductor research company, has unveiled a groundbreaking revelation in the world of artificial intelligence. According to their latest report, Google's forthcoming generative AI tool is poised to be a game-changer, boasting a staggering five-fold increase in potency compared to the most advanced GPT-4 models currently dominating the market. What's even more astonishing is their projection that by the end of 2024, this AI marvel could surge ahead to become a mind-boggling 20 times more potent than ChatGPT.
This development marks a significant awakening for Google, often deemed a "sleeping giant" in the AI race. As other frontrunners like OpenAI and Midjourney surged ahead, Google appeared to be taking a back seat. However, SemiAnalysis's report, published at the close of August, suggests that Google is now making a resounding comeback.
Despite this remarkable progress, SemiAnalysis speculates that Google, under the Alphabet umbrella, might exercise caution in making its new Gemini AI model widely accessible. The concern here is that releasing it to the public could potentially hamper their creative freedom or disrupt their existing business model.
The Center for AI Safety, while acknowledging OpenAI's lead over Google for several years, highlights that the introduction of ChatGPT has sparked a significant upswing in Google's AI investments. They underscore Google's immense financial resources, which surpass those of OpenAI, and assert that Google's ability to rapidly scale its investments positions it as a formidable competitor in the AI landscape.
The proliferation of large language models (LLMs) and generative artificial intelligence since late 2022 has triggered concerns about the potential risks posed by this technology to human life. Governments around the world are taking notice and action. China has initiated steps to regulate its AI businesses, while the British government is set to host an "AI safety summit" in November at the historic Bletchley Park, renowned for its World War II code-breaking operations.
Meanwhile, the United States Senate is gearing up for a series of pivotal meetings through the AI Insight Forum. The inaugural gathering is slated for September 13 and will feature an illustrious lineup of industry leaders. Expected attendees include Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai, Meta's Mark Zuckerberg, OpenAI's Sam Altman, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Nvidia's Jensen Huang, and the renowned Elon Musk of X, formerly known as Twitter. These gatherings promise to shape the future of AI and its impact on society.