Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc., doesn't want to be seen as being slow to take on ChatGPT. Image Credit: AFP

New York: Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai said Google will make AI-based large language models like LaMDA available 'in the coming weeks and months'.

Users will soon be able to use language models 'as a companion to search', Pichai said on a conference call following the internet search giant's fourth-quarter earnings report. "We are just at the beginning of our AI journey, and the best is yet to come."

Google rival Microsoft Corp. has drawn attention by outlining plans to add AI capabilities from startup OpenAI, including the ChatGPT content generator, to its products, including the Bing search engine. Microsoft's moves to incorporate AI have led to speculation that it could pose a meaningful challenge to Google's dominance in search.

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