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But on social media, users have shared a wide range of screenshots showing the AI tool sharing controversial responses. Here are some examples of what went wrong with AI Overviews, according to screenshots shared by users. When asked how many Muslim presidents the U.S. has had, AI Overviews responded, "The United States has had one Muslim president, Barack Hussein Obama." Attribution can also be a problem for AI Overviews, especially when it comes to attributing inaccurate information to medical professionals or scientists. The news follows Google's high-profile rollout of Gemini's image-generation tool in February, and a pause that same month after comparable issues.
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It came almost 12 months after Google combined two key AI groups, DeepMind and Google Brain. Google's AI MVPGoogle DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis GoogleDemis Hassabis might be the most important person at Google right now. Then, in April last year, Pichai announced he would merge DeepMind with Google's in-house AI unit, known as Brain, into a supergroup named Google DeepMind. Reid reports directly to Raghavan, the ads and search senior vice president, and is shepherding a dramatic transition of Google Search. Fears of chatbots eating into Google's search dominance have yet to be realized, giving Google time to reinvent its most hallowed product.
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In today's big story, we're looking at Google's big event that's pitching all the ways AI agents can make our lives easier . Google I/O, the tech giant's biggest developer conference, was heavy on the rise of so-called AI agents , writes Business Insider's Hugh Langley, who was there in person. AdvertisementGoogle's faithful, old search engine got a noticeable facelift with the help of AI , writes BI's Geoff Weiss. Steven Puetzer/Getty, Tyler Le/BIThe stakes for Google are high, as nailing AI agents opens up a massive business opportunity. For AI agents to be so intuitive, they'll need access to seemingly every aspect of our lives.
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After the keynote, journalists were herded over to a demo area for Project Astra. Before we went in, while waiting in line, two members of the Project Astra team from DeepMind walked us through how to use the technology. Google's Gemini model reviewed the phone's live video and said I was wearing casual clothes. He's been at DeepMind for about a decade and we discussed the origins on Project Astra. Beyond chatbotsThis is part of what inspired Project Astra, Wayne said.
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Read previewWhat if the Google Assistant was actually… an assistant? In short: AI agents are what have the best shot at taking this technology from "nice to have" to "need to have." But there are other ways these AI agents will emerge in the nearer term. Google teased a combination of updates that will soon make its Gemini AI chatbot more capable and proactive. Tentacles and tailoringBut it's in its legacy products that Google really has an edge when it comes to enabling agent-like qualities.
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Meanwhile, OpenAI on Monday launched a new AI model and desktop version of ChatGPT, along with a new user interface. Gemini AI updatesGoogle introduced updates to Gemini 1.5 Pro, its AI model that will soon be able to handle even more data — for example, the tool can summarize 1,500 pages of text uploaded by a user. Generative AI tools such as chatbots and image creators continue to have issues with accuracy, however. New search featuresThe tech giant is launching "AI Overviews" in Google Search on Monday in the U.S. AI Overviews show a quick summary of answers to the most complex search questions, according to Liz Reid, head of Google Search. Google Search found the model of the record player and suggested that it could be malfunctioning because it wasn't properly balanced.
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At Google I/O on Tuesday, the company announced Gemini 1.5 Flash, the newest addition to the Gemini model series. OpenAI on Monday launched a new AI model and desktop version of ChatGPT, along with a new user interface. Gemini 1.5 Pro will soon be able to handle an hour of video content, or codebases with more than 30,000 lines, Hsiao said. Gemini 1.5 Pro will initially be available for testing in Workspace Labs. Gemini 1.5 Flash will be available for testing and in Vertex AI, which is Google's machine learning platform that lets developers train and deploy AI applications.
Persons: Demis Hassabis, Hsiao, Sundar Pichai, Gemini Organizations: Google, Gemini, Monday
Read previewSince ChatGPT burst onto the scene in 2022, there's been no real "killer app" to get consumers embracing AI in massive numbers. The internet, possibly the biggest killer app of all, made us all buy smartphones, tablets, and a host of other connected devices. AI killer app contendersAt its IO developer conference on Tuesday, Google showed off some pretty amazing AI killer app contenders. A Google AI model lurking on the phone (and in the cloud) answered correctly. The Google AI agent captured all the dates, times, and other details and automatically loaded them into the user's Google Calendar.
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"We're like the engine room of the company," Hassabis told CNBC, speaking about his newly integrated AI unit within Google. Last month, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai merged Hassabis' DeepMind with Google Brain, a separate AI team, and selected Hassabis to lead the group. DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis at a 2017 event in China. During his career at DeepMind and then at Google, Hassabis dominated the field of AI. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (R) speaks as OpenAI CEO Sam Altman (L) looks on during the OpenAI DevDay event in San Francisco on Nov. 6, 2023.
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In today's big story, we're looking at how a sports bettor trying to hedge a $1.7 million payout shows the gambling world is taking a page out of Wall Street's book . The big storySports gambling goes Wall StreetiStock; Rebecca Zisser/BIHow would you like to turn $100 into $1.7 million in a little over a year? Thanks to a secondary market for gambling tickets, Shelton could sell his ticket to another bettor. And not unlike Wall Street's feelings about retail traders, Shelton is the type of gambler sportsbooks love. Unlike mom-and-pop gamblers who often bet on a whim, so-called sharps' systematic approach to gambling can pose a problem for sportsbooks.
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Less than four years later, Google acquired it for more than $500 million. AdvertisementWith Hassabis at the helm, the Google DeepMind is at the forefront of Google's AI push. Speaking about Suleyman, Hassabis told the newspaper: "Most of what he has learned about AI comes from working with me over all these years." AdvertisementLondon callingOne of Suleyman's first moves as Microsoft's newly installed AI chief was to launch an AI hub in London, which is also home to Google DeepMind. The move could prove savvy for Microsoft as major tech companies eye up Google's high-quality pool of AI talent.
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailGoogle's fate hinges on this man: Demis HassabisGoogle has been consolidating its AI efforts and power around one man: Demis Hassabis. As one of the most respected leaders in the space, the DeepMind co-founder has a track record of critical AI breakthroughs. But can an academic also pave the way for Google's genAI commercialization and monetization? Hassabis is the key to Google's lead in AI but his biggest challenge lies ahead. Can Google and Hassabis show Wall Street, investors, and the public that it can turn AI into actual products?
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Today, they are two of the most powerful executives in the tech industry’s race to build artificial intelligence. Dr. Hassabis, 47, is the chief executive of Google DeepMind, the tech giant’s central research lab for artificial intelligence. Mr. Suleyman, 39, was recently named chief executive of Microsoft AI, charged with overseeing the company’s push into A.I. In 2010, they were two of the three founders of DeepMind, a seminal A.I. research lab that was supposed to prevent the very thing they are now deeply involved in: an escalating race by profit-driven companies to build and deploy A.I.
Persons: Mustafa Suleyman, Hassabis, Demis, , Suleyman Organizations: National Health Service, Queen Elizabeth’s, Google, Microsoft, Big Tech, DeepMind Locations: Syrian, Cypriot, London
And the initial signs are quite positive here too," Zuckerberg told investors in an earnings call. AdvertisementElon Musk had even stronger words for investors on Tuesday after Tesla reported plunging profits. Even so, Musk insisted during an earnings call that Tesla is an AI company and had a specific message to any shareholder who thinks that Tesla won't develop self-driving someday. On Thursday, Microsoft and Alphabet reported profits, which they ascribed in part to their respective AI sectors. Google's parent company reported $23.7 billion in profits for the same period.
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"If there's a clear and present market reality, we need to twitch faster, like the athletes twitch faster," he said. The spokesperson highlighted the addition of generative AI to search and improvements in search quality, adding, "There's lots more to come." In March, Google named company veteran Elizabeth Reid to the role of vice president, leading search and reporting to Raghavan. "We're in a new cost reality," Raghavan said. Demis Hassabis, Google's AI leader, said in February after the tool was taken down that it would be re-released in weeks.
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Trump's hush-money trial is set to heat up
  + stars: | 2024-04-19 | by ( Dan Defrancesco | )   time to read: +7 min
In today's newsletter, we're looking at the first week of former President Donald Trump's criminal trial and what's at stake. What's on deck:This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. AdvertisementFormer President Donald Trump's hush-money trial — the first-ever criminal trial of a former president — got underway this week with jury selection . We did get a preview of Trump's potential defense: " Some accountant " handled the paperwork he's on trial for, Trump told reporters. AdvertisementThe trial is focused on 34 felonies alleging the Trump Organization's business records were falsified to hide other crimes.
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The AI war is going to be really, really, really expensive. Simply put, the more chips you have, the more computing power available to train AI models on greater volumes of data. Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesThe general business of training models is getting more expensive, too. AdvertisementStanford University's annual AI index report, published this week, notes that the "training costs of state-of-the-art AI models have reached unprecedented levels." The original technology behind AI models cost about $900 to train in 2017.
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Google DeepMind CEO may think OpenAI's text-to-video generator, Sora, has an edge. Demis Hassabis told a colleague it'd be hard for Google to draw level with Sora, The Information reported. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementDemis Hassabis may think OpenAI's text-to-video generator is more advanced than one made by his own company. According to The Information, the Google DeepMind CEO recently told a colleague that it could be difficult for Google to draw level with OpenAI's Sora.
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Read previewSome AI leaders are starting to ask themselves the question: should we be buying the hype? Almost a year and a half on from the launch of ChatGPT, the hype around the technology is seemingly everywhere. AI image generator Stability AI also lost its chief, Emad Mostaque, amid reports of financial pressure. Others though, like Google deep learning expert François Chollet, are keen to stress just how far off human intelligence today's AI models actually are. Until some real signs of money-making, human-level intelligence do emerge, expect more to call it all hype.
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The funding bonanza over AI could add lots of hype and "maybe some grifting," says Demis Hassabis. "In a way, AI's not hyped enough but in some senses it's too hyped," the Google DeepMind chief said. "In a way, AI's not hyped enough but in some senses it's too hyped," Hassabis the Financial Times in a story published Sunday. The fervor amongst investors for AI, Hassabis told the Financial Times, reminded him of "other hyped-up areas" like crypto. "Some of that has now spilled over into AI, which I think is a bit unfortunate," Hassabis told the outlet.
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Mustafa Suleyman, Co-founder & DeepMind, speaking on CNBC's Squawk Box at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 17th, 2024. Microsoft said Tuesday it has hired Mustafa Suleyman, a co-founder of artificial intelligence startup DeepMind that Google acquired in 2014, to lead Copilot AI initiatives. Suleyman will become an executive vice president and CEO of Microsoft AI, reporting to CEO Satya Nadella. The new Microsoft AI group will work on Copilot, which appears in Bing, Windows and other Microsoft products. WATCH: We've hit 'peak hype' of the AI revolution, says DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman
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Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, speaks on artificial intelligence during a Bruegel think tank conference in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan. 20, 2020. Google announced it will restrict the types of election-related queries that users can ask its Gemini chatbot, adding it has already rolled out the changes in the U.S. and in India, where voters will head to the polls this spring. "Out of an abundance of caution on such an important topic, we have begun to roll out restrictions on the types of election-related queries for which Gemini will return responses," Google wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. "We take our responsibility for providing high-quality information for these types of queries seriously, and are continuously working to improve our protections." A Google spokesperson told CNBC that the changes are in line with the company's planned approach for elections.
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AdvertisementJones claimed in the letter that Microsoft's AI image generator can add "harmful content" to images that can be created using "benign" prompts. Jones, Microsoft, and the FTC didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment before publication. AdvertisementThis isn't the first time Shane publicly vocalized his concerns about Microsoft's AI image generator. Microsoft isn't the only major tech company that's been slammed for its AI image generator. "In a competitive race to be the most trustworthy AI company, Microsoft needs to lead, not follow or fall behind," he wrote.
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In today's big story, we're looking at the reshuffling of top executives at two of the biggest US banks . Viswas Raghavan, JPMorgan's top dealmaker, has joined Citi as its head of banking and executive vice chair, reporting directly to CEO Jane Fraser. The move is a big deal, but even more shocking since Raghavan was just promoted to be the sole head of JPMorgan's deals business. Since high interest rates aren't stopping stocks from reaching record highs, cuts might not come at all this year , according to analyst Jim Bianco. Market vet Ed Yardeni said interest rates are actually in a sweet spot for stocks, similar to the late '90s.
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Elon Musk is going to war with Google
  + stars: | 2024-02-27 | by ( Beatrice Nolan | )   time to read: +5 min
Elon Musk has been heavily criticising Google over the past week. Since the launch of Google's Gemini image generator, he's shared and replied to more than 100 posts about the company. Sharing a screenshot of one of Krawczyk's posts, Musk wrote : "This nut is a big part of why Google's AI is so racist & sexist." To give Musk some credit, Google's AI also appeared to be hard on him personally. After taking a similar issue with OpenAI's ChatGPT, Musk founded his own AI company and released Grok, a competing chatbot.
Persons: Elon Musk, , Elon, he's, Demis Hassabis, Musk, Jack Krawczyk, Gemini, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Grok, OpenAI's, ChatGPT's Organizations: Google, Service, Big Tech, Gmail, Republicans, Krawczyk, BI, V1.5
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