After recently combining Google Research’s Brain team and DeepMind as a single unit, Google still aims to take a “safe and responsible” approach to developing its AI systems, CEO Sundar Pichai told Alphabet. Call for Q1 results.
The company also adheres to its commitment to “invest responsibly and with discipline”, with machine learning being one of the main areas where it strives to operate more profitably and “with greater speed”. , according to the CEO.
“We have significant multi-year efforts underway to create efficiencies, such as improving machine utilization and finding more scalable and efficient ways to train and serve machine learning models. We’re making our data centers more efficient, redistributing workloads and equipment where servers aren’t fully utilized. This is important work as we continue to invest significantly in infrastructure to power our many AI opportunities. »
Since the company released its ‘Bard‘ Conversational AI in March, it made advances like adding its PaLM model to Bard, thanks to the consolidation of the DeepMind and Brain teams. The API allows Bard to help with programming and development related tasks, including code generation.
Pichai said on the April 25 earnings call that Google also released its PALM-API and its new MakerSuite tool for developers to enable them to access large enterprise language models and start building new generative AI applications. He added:
“A number of organizations are using our great generative AI language models on Google Cloud Platform, Google Workspace, and our cybersecurity offerings.”
Pichai said the company has added generative AI in its cloud offerings and made them available to cloud customers, noting that Google is the only cloud provider with NVIDIA’s new L4 Tensor Core GPU with its new machines. G2 virtuals, which are “specifically designed for large inference AI workloads, such as generative AI.
Alphabet recorded $7.45 billion in revenue for the Google Cloud segment in the first quarter of 2023, compared to $5.82 billion in the year-ago quarter and Pichai noted that 60% of the world’s top 1,000 companies are Google Cloud customers.
New experiences in research and beyond
The CEO said Google aims to “unlock entirely new experiences in search and beyond” as it develops its AI capabilities and as they evolve “just like camera, voice and translation have all opened up whole new categories of queries and exploration”.
Responding to a question from JPMorgan’s Douglas Anmuth about integrating Bard into search products, Pichai said the company launched Bard as a companion product to search, but expects to bring language model experiences extended (LLM) “more natively in research”.
However, he noted that the company plans to roll out such experiences “incrementally” in order to test, create and innovate.
“I think overall I think it can apply to a wide range of queries. So I think I’m excited that it can allow us to better help users in a category of queries, maybe where there wasn’t a good answer, and they’re more creative, and so on, so I think those are opportunities, but even in our existing query categories, where we have the ability to do some heavy lifting to users and we’re using AI to better guide them, I think you’ll see us exploring those directions as well. It’s just the beginning, but I think there’s a lot of innovation to come.
Pichai expressed excitement about the potential of AI to help individuals and businesses and said the company would share updates on Google I/O on how it uses AI in its products, including Pixel devices, and will also share some new developments for Android.
“We have used AI to open access to knowledge in powerful ways. We will continue to integrate advances in generative AI to improve research in thoughtful and deliberate ways. We will be guided by data and years of experience. “experiment on what people want and our high quality standards. And we’ll test and iterate as we go, because we know billions of people trust Google to deliver the right information.”