Shares of Alphabet Inc, which combines all Google services, fell immediately by 9% or $ 100 billion after the shameful presentation of the Bard chat bot, the search giant’s own development, writes The Business Standard.
Google was in such a hurry to present its neural network as soon as possible that it released it unfinished and sat in a puddle right during yesterday’s presentation to reporters, when their chat bot Bard incorrectly answered the question: “What new discoveries of the James Webb space telescope can I tell my 9 year old child? The chatbot answered without any hesitation that one of the first pictures of this telescope were pictures of a planet outside the solar system or exoplanets. However, the first images of exoplanets were taken by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in 2004, as confirmed by NASA.
The audience was shocked, and besides, they were not impressed with the presentation of the product as a whole. Everything was crumpled, boring and looked unfinished, experts say. They note that Google’s attempts to catch up with Microsoft, which yesterday introduced its updated Bing search engine based on OpenAI’s ChatGPT chat bot, have completely failed. The Microsoft product looks optimal, interesting and fully developed, unlike what Google showed.
No wonder yesterday’s Microsoft presentation, which we wrote about , filled the news feeds of all specialized publications, and no one paid attention to the Bard chat bot, which was shown on the same day, analysts say. Shares of the brainchild of Bill Gates immediately rose by 3%.
Experts say that now Microsoft has every chance to finally, if not displace, then significantly push Google on the pedestal of the best search engine. In addition, Microsoft has already built ChatGPT into its Bing search engine, and Google has yet to respond when it builds its Bard chatbot into the search engine.
Previously , Focus wrote that Google is experiencing big problems with the dismissal of employees. Its workers are protesting against mass layoffs .