• Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has announced the merging of two entities within the company to form a new business unit, Google DeepMind.
• The goal is to accelerate progress towards developing AI in a safe and responsible manner.
• A recent survey revealed that 62% of Americans believe AI will have a major impact on workers generally, though just 28% believe its use in the workplace will affect them personally.
Google Announces Merger of Two Entities to Form Google DeepMind
Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has recently announced the formation of a new business unit called Google DeepMind through the merger of two entities within the company. This new unit aims to accelerate progress towards developing AI in a safe and responsible manner.
Tasked with Building Powerful Multimodal AI Models
Jeff Dean, chief scientist for Google Research and Google DeepMind, has been tasked with building series of powerful multimodal AI models. This move by Pichai is meant to “significantly accelerate our progress in AI”, according to him. The resulting developments from this initiative are expected to enhance existing Google products.
Fears Over Potential AI Takeover
A survey conducted by 11,004 US citizens recently revealed major fears over an AI takeover in the workplace. While 62% of Americans agree that it will have a major effect on workers generally, only 28% believe its use in workplace will affect them personally.
Ensuring Bold & Responsible Development Of General AI
Pichai clarified that their intention behind creating this unit was “to ensure bold and responsible development of general AI” . He also added that this would help build more capable systems more safely and responsibly.
The creation of this new business unit highlights Google’s commitment to accelerating progress towards developing Artificial Intelligence safely and responsibly. It remains unknown at present what specific developments will come out from this initiative but it is clear that they will be used to enhance existing Google products in some way or another..