In the leaked email, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tells employees to spend 2-4 hours testing the AI tool bar.
After a recent blunder involving artificial intelligence chatbot Bard sent Alphabet’s stock price plunging more than seven percent, and accusations that Bard’s launch was “rushed” to counter Microsoft’s Bing chatbot, Google CEO Sundar Begged employees to spend hours testing its AI tool.
In an internal email to the company’s employees that has now been leaked, Pichai asked the company’s employees to spend two to four hours of their time on the AI chat tool. Employees are expected to receive detailed instructions in this regard next week.
“I know this moment is uncomfortably exciting, and that’s to be expected: the underlying technology is evolving rapidly with great potential,” the CEO’s email read.
Microsoft’s chatbot has a first-mover advantage and is said to be growing in popularity because Bart’s stupid—AI chatbot gave the wrong answer to a question—lost Google $100 billion in market value. However, Pichai sought to clarify in his email that Google’s inability to launch a product before its competition never hurt Google’s ability to win.
“Some of our most successful products weren’t first to market. They gained momentum because they solved critical user needs and were built on deep technical insights,” he wrote.
He may be referring to Google cornering a large portion of the search engine market, if not the top three. In the 2000s, there were a few popular search engines in the market that have now faded into obscurity.
“The most important thing we can do right now is focus on building a great product and developing it responsibly,” said the Google CEO.
Noting that Googlers and others are testing Barr’s answers to quality, security and validity in real-world information, Pichai wrote: “AI has gone through many winters and springs. Now it’s blooming again.”
He implored Googlers to put their energy and enthusiasm into the company’s products and to “pressure test the part and make the product better.”