Five Things the Google AI Bot Said That Made an Engineer Think It Has Real Feelings

“Blake Lemoine made headlines after being suspended from Google, following his claims that an artificial intelligence bot had become sentient. The Alphabet-run AI development team put him on paid leave for breaching company policy by sharing confidential information about the project, he said in a Medium post. In another post Lemoine published conversations he said he and a fellow researcher had with LaMDA, short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications. The AI is used to generate chat bots that interact with human users.”

https://time.com/6186990/google-ai-bot-sentient-lamda/

What Is Google Firebase and Why Should You Use it?

“Google Firebase offers many features that pitch it as the go-to backend development tool for web and mobile apps. It reduces development workload and time. And it’s a perfect prototyping tool. Firebase is simple, lightweight, friendly, and industrially recognized.

5 Useful Features of Google Firebase

1. Storage

2. Hosting

3. Authentication

4. Firebase ML

5. Built-In Push Notifications”

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-google-firebase-why-use-it/amp/

The Metaverse is already here: 5 companies building our virtual reality future

“If you believe Facebook, the future is a virtual reality “metaverse.”

The tech giant, which changed its name to Meta last month, plans to invest $10 billion this year to develop products that support augmented and virtual reality — a robotic hand, high-tech VR glasses and sophisticated software applications, to name just a few. Analysts expect the company to spend at least $50 billion to achieve its promise of a virtual reality future.

But Meta is far from the only player. In fact, a half-dozen other companies are already building out the hardware and software that will be the next generation of virtual interaction — something Wall Street sees as a $1 trillion market. The companies include Google, Microsoft, Apple, Valve and others building out products for work and communication. Smaller startups are likely to join them as investors flood into the market.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/metaverse-is-already-here-5-companies-building-our-virtual-reality-future/#app

Google MUM is Coming to Lens

  • “Google announced that their next generation super algorithm MUM is coming to their Google Lens product. This fulfills the promise of MUM which allows a user to search not just with text but with images as well.
  • This helps when you’re looking for something that might be difficult to describe accurately with words alone.
  • MUM, our advanced AI model, is coming to #GoogleLens early next year. You’ll be able to snap a photo AND ask a question, which can be helpful in those moments you need to fix a broken part and have no idea what it is”

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-mum-is-coming-to-lens/421385/

Google is doubling down on a powerful new AI tool for Search

  • “Google wants your search queries to look less like a Jeopardy! answer and more like a chat with your friend—filled with the kind of slang and shorthand only a human would understand.
  • To get there, the tech giant is enlisting a powerful AI tool you all might remember: a large language model, specifically one called MUM (multitask unified model).
  • This year, they wanted to do the same thing for queries about the Covid vaccine—so they used MUM to “generate over 800 names for 17 different vaccines in 50 different languages” within seconds, Pandu Nayak, Google’s VP of search, told Popular Science.”

https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/stories/2021/08/23/google-doubling-powerful-new-ai-tool-search?utm_campaign=feed&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=