Google announces its next-generation large language model, PalM 2
Google CEO Sundar Pichai presents PALM 2 at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California on May 10, 2023.
Google said it has developed a new general-purpose large language model called PalM 2 that can generate a variety of human-like text in response to human input. CNBC reported Monday that Google plans to announce PalmM 2 during its I/O conference this week.
This model is skilled in mathematics, software development, language translation reasoning, and natural language generation. “It’s better than our previous state-of-the-art language models,” Zoubin Ghahramani, vice president of Google DeepMind, told reporters earlier this week. Google announced Lambda 2021 model and more powerful Paul M Model in 2022.
The PalM 2 uses Google’s custom artificial intelligence chips and is more efficient to operate than previous models, Ghahramani said. The new model can work with more than 20 programming languages and more than 100 spoken languages, including the long-standing FORTRAN, Kahramani said.
About 20 Google products now use PalM 2, and a lightweight version could run on a mobile device, he said.
Kahramani declined to specify the exact sources used to train the PALM or the number of parameters the model uses. OpenAI has taken a similar approach to disclosure with its GPT-4 model. —Jordan Novett
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Key Google executives were seen at the event
Many of Google’s top leaders are at I/O, including the company’s heads of HR and search, CNBC reporter Jennifer Elias found.
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Immersive View gives Maps users a way to see their chosen route with AI-driven information.
The new AI-powered function will pull in air quality information, weather, and Google Maps will display the chosen route for users. CEO Sundar Pichai showcased the Manhattan Bike Route, which visualized a bike ride along the West Side Expressway, with traffic, weather and AI-powered rendering of the route.
The demo suggested the flyover functionality and the feature would be helpful for superimposed navigation in the user interface. Pichai said the operation will expand to a dozen major cities in the coming months.
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Google uses AI to compose emails within Gmail
Google’s first big feature announcement could make writing emails a lot easier — or flooding your inbox with low-quality computer-generated messages.
Google will integrate generative AI with Gmail to help it quickly flesh out so-called “Help Me Write” emails. Google’s example is filling out a full refund letter from an airline. Google has settings to make the generated text longer or shorter, and it uses the context of previous messages to help write the copy.
“Type in what you want, hit generate, and the full draft will appear,” Pichai said. – How Leswing
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai takes the stage
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2023
Google’s CEO takes the stage, and he signals that they’ll be talking about artificial intelligence all day.
“As you may have heard, AI has had a very busy year,” Pichai said.
“With generative AI, we’re taking the next step,” he added.
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Let’s talk about Google Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a and new Android features
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Google is also likely to discuss updates to Android, the world’s most used operating system with 3 billion active devices. Android 14 is expected to be released this summer, and the company may spend some time talking about some new consumer-facing features.
Google is expected to launch new hardware under its Pixel brand, such as the Pixel Fold, Pixel 7A and Pixel Tablet. According to Counterpoint Research, Google’s Pixel phones account for only 2% of the US market. — as Leswing
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Google opens with music created partly with AI
Ahead of Google I/O, attendees are treated to a free concert from indie electronic artist Dan Deacon.
Deacon’s song, “When I’m Dying,” was created in part by Google’s generative AI tools, he said. The background was made by an image generator reacting to the lyrics of the song.
“I’m going to be playing some songs, and there’s a lot of content to be created using Fenaki, Bard and MusicLM,” said Deegan. – How Leswing
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AI should take center-stage at Google I/O 2023
Google introduced Bart AI, its own chatbot to compete with Microsoft and OpenAI’s ChatGBT.
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This year, many of Google’s announcements are expected to focus on artificial intelligence. AI has become a hot topic in the tech industry, thanks to the attention of OpenAI and rival Microsoft, which have integrated so-called “big language models” into the search engine.
But Google is heavily involved in developing these technologies, particularly in the architecture of the transformers used by ChatGPT and other competitors. It has its own chatbot, Bart, which is currently limited to select beta testers. It is one of the strongest AI departments, recently reorganized as Google DeepMind. — as Leswing
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We are at Google I/O 2023
Google I/O 2023
Jennifer Elias | CNBC
We are sitting at Google I/O 2023 and ready to launch the event.
The keynote will last for two hours and the announcements will run the gamut from software to hardware news. But, as we already said, artificial intelligence will be the main focus of Google I/O 2023.
The company plans to announce several formative AI updates, including the introduction of a general-purpose large language model (LLM), CNBC reported Monday. — Jennifer Elias