Shares of Google’s parent company Alphabet crashed after the advertisement surfaced. According to statistics, Alphabet’s shares closed down 7.68 percent, due to which the company’s market cap suffered a loss of more than $ 100 billion.
To remain in the race to be at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence technology, Google is trying many methods and trying to reassure the world that there is no one better than it. Even after that, Google, one of the world’s largest tech company, has not been able to find the right answer yet. The latest case came to light when an ad designed to showcase its new AI bot showed it answering a question incorrectly. Shares of Google’s parent company Alphabet crashed after this advertisement came to the fore. According to statistics, Alphabet’s shares closed down 7.68 percent, due to which the company’s market cap suffered a loss of more than $ 100 billion.
In a promotion for the bot known as Bard, which was released on Twitter on Monday, the bot was asked what to tell a nine-year-old boy about the discovery of the James Webb Space Telescope. The answer came from Bard that the telescope was the first to take pictures of a planet outside Earth’s solar system, when in fact it was taken by the European Very Large Telescope in 2004. Astronomers immediately noted this mistake on Twitter. Chris Harrison, a Fellow at Newcastle University, replied to the tweet: “Why didn’t you fact check this example before sharing it?” Investors were also excited by the presentation given by the company about planning to deploy AI in its products.
Google has been under pressure since late last year, ever since Microsoft-backed OpenAI launched the new ChatGPT software. It went viral after passing business school exams, composing songs and answering other questions correctly. Microsoft said this week that a new version of its Bing search engine, which has been years behind Google, will use ChatGPT technology in an even more advanced form. At the same time, warnings have also been given by experts that due to haste in technology, the issues of plagiarism increase with many mistakes and wrong results.
A Google spokesperson said the error “highlights the importance of a rigorous testing process, which we are launching this week with our Testing Testers program. He further said that we will link internal testing with external feedback to remove all kinds of shortcomings. So that we can meet all the high bars of quality, safety etc in real world information. Last month, Google’s parent company Alphabet cut 12,000 jobs. Which was 6 percent of the total workforce.