Google has wanted to make its search engine better and more appealing for young people worldwide because artificial intelligence (AI) programs like OpenAI’s ChatGPT are becoming popular and are being used for tasks of all sorts with the possibilities being endless.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to make its search engine more visual, easy to understand, personalized, and human-like with their focus being mostly on the young generation.
“Google is planning to make its search engine more ‘visual, snackable, personal, and human,’ with a focus on the young generation,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing documents.
The Wall Street Journal also reported that Google is actively working on new features and improvements to keep up with the advancements in AI. With them working on a project called “Magi” which they are planning to announce at their yearly developer conference called I/O.
“Magi” aims to allow users to have meaningful and interactive conversations with an AI program that could and will quickly change the way people interact with technology and find information.
The report further highlights the growing popularity of generative AI, driven by captivating applications that have captured people’s attention. As a result, businesses are racing to develop and release similar AI-powered products to reshape the employment landscape.
However, amidst this rapid progress, concerns have been raised by industry leaders and experts regarding the potential risks associated with AI’s uncontrolled advancement.
Elon Musk, a renowned tech entrepreneur, and several other CEOs joined forces in signing an open letter back in March. In this letter, they warned about an “out-of-control race” among AI labs to create and deploy machine learning systems that may exceed human comprehension, prediction, and safe control.
The letter conveys the need for responsible development and regulation of AI technologies to ensure their safe and ethical implementation because as the influence of AI continues to grow, it is crucial for technology companies to address the concerns that balance innovation with societal well-being.
Geoffrey Hinton, widely regarded as the God Father of AI, recently left Google to discuss the dangers associated with AI openly. He expressed concerns about a future where discerning truth becomes increasingly difficult for many individuals.
Hinton also pointed out the rarity of a less intelligent entity controlling a more intelligent one. If AI surpasses human intelligence, it could possess manipulation capabilities learned from us.