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Google Brain and DeepMind are merging to form a new unit named, predictably enough, Google DeepMind to accelerate the development of general AI, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai argued on Thursday.  Pichai claimed Google has been an "AI-first company" since 2016. As neural networks rapidly progressed, he said, the biz has integrated …

  1. cookieMonster Silver badge
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    Yeah, right

    "Together, in close collaboration with our fantastic colleagues across the Google Product Areas, we have a real opportunity to deliver AI research and products that dramatically improve the lives of billions of people, transform industries, advance science, and serve diverse communities.“

    Pass the sick bag

    1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: Yeah, right

      "Together ... we have a real opportunity to" get bored with this and drop it in a few years. I mean, that's the whole point of Google, right?

      It's just that in this case that would be a good thing.

      (Though honestly that's true of most of the other stuff the Google toddler has tossed out of the playpen over the years.)

  2. Korev Silver badge


    "Combining all this talent into one focused team, backed by the computational resources of Google, will significantly accelerate our progress in AI."

    So, the next year or two will be spent with people arguing who will get the best jobs etc, that's really not going to "accelerate" AI...

  3. Nifty Silver badge

    "why did anyone think Bard was a good name?"

    If you give enough bards enough keyboards...

  4. harmjschoonhoven

    ten percent

    is the chance any LLM gives the correct answer to the prompt What is the googolplexth decimal of pi - if you are lucky.

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