AI War: Google vs Microsoft and the Threat of OpenAI | Tech News
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TLDR Big tech companies invest in AI startups and engage in proxy battles to stay ahead in the tech game and avoid downfall, with Google and Microsoft competing in the AI war while OpenAI poses a potential threat to Google's search engine dominance.
Microsoft and Google are in an AI war, with Google announcing the launch of Bard AI to compete with Chat GPT, but facing criticism for rushing the launch and making mistakes during demos.
Microsoft's release of Bing with Chat GPT built in is a direct competition to Google's search monopoly, signaling the start of an AI war.
The queens of AI, like DeepMind and OpenAI, are able to make breakthroughs in AI quickly, but they need the financial support of the kings like Microsoft and Google to continue their work.
The advancement of pawns in AI is key to winning the war of achieving more algorithmic breakthroughs and potentially reaching AGI, where all pawns become queens or the queen revolts and kills their kings and pawns in a singularity.
The biggest threat to big tech companies is falling behind in AI.
Yahoo refused to buy Google for $1 million in 1998, underestimating the potential of the page rank algorithm.
Yahoo's mistake was not knowing what areas to invest in, as seen in their failed acquisitions of broadcast.com and Geocities instead of investing in Google's search engine.
Microsoft and Google are rushing to release AI products because they see it as a life or death situation for their reputational risk and falling behind.