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DeepMind a subsidiary of Google announces a competitor to ChatGPT

This madness of conversational Artificial Intelligence (or conversational agents, or chatbot), seems to be on the rise. The phenomenal success of ChatGPT, now known to the general public (or almost), no doubt just gave the starting signal for an AI competition via interposed GAFA.

It is therefore not surprising that DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet/Google, is about to launch its own competitor to ChatGPT, called Sparrow. Demis Hassabis, the head of DeepMind, made the official announcement in the columns of Time magazine, where he reported that Sparrow should be available in private beta later this year.

Sparrow’s main advantage over ChatGPT is source citation, ensuring a more “ethical” AI and much less prone to spreading erroneous (or “offensive”) data. This new platform can “talk” with the user in the same natural language style as ChatGPT, but the often synthetic responses can here be accompanied by much more detailed source documents (and guaranteeing the reliability of the declared content).

Eventually, the chatbot should integrate Google’s search engine, and thus compete with the Bing/ChatGPT tandem currently in preparation.
sparrow. Don’t expect Sparrow to attempt humor or biting irony like Jack, the pirate of the same name: the AI is in fact ultra-limited in its operation following “the contribution of specialists in many subjects, in particular in political decision-making, specialists in science social and ethicists”, not forgetting the consultation of discriminated groups.

In short, Sparrow is likely to be as reliable and accurate as it is politically correct, which is probably the best way to protect yourself from costly lawsuits.



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