Google believes it is losing the race for artificial intelligence, according to leaked memo

However, Google also does not believe that OpenAI and its ChatGPT is positioned to win it. So who are you afraid of?


A leaked memo shows that Google is concerned that it is losing the ” artificial intelligence arms race .”

However, the document, seen by NBC , also shows that the executive writing it also does not believe that OpenAI and its chatbot ChatGPT are at the forefront of the list and considers that open source is the biggest of its problems.

Google’s concerns

“We have long looked over our shoulders at OpenAI,” the memo reads, “but the inconvenient truth is that we are not positioned to win this arms race and neither is OpenAI .”

So who is leading it? “I’m talking, of course, open source. Simply put, they’re outpacing us,” she continued. “While our models still have a slight advantage in terms of quality, the gap is closing astonishingly quickly.”

The fear of Google , however, does not let it continue to compete against Microsoft and even Meta.

Google confirmed the authenticity of the letter, but warned that “they were just the thoughts of one person at the company.”

Artificial intelligence and open source

Aided in large part by a major leak of Meta’s advanced language model, LLaMa, small, rudimentary open source models like AutoGPT have made great strides in recent months.

“I don’t think I need something as powerful as GPT-4 for a lot of things that I want to do,” Simon Willison, a programmer, technology analyst and blogger, told NBC .

“The open question I have at the moment is, how small can the model be while still being useful?” she added. “That’s something the open source community is figuring out very, very quickly.”