Advances in AI would supercharge Google’s ability to answer an array of queries, Pichai said in an interview. He dismissed the notion that chatbots posed a threat to Google’s search business, which accounts for more than half of revenue at parent Alphabet. With Microsoft already deploying the technology behind the ChatGPT system in its Bing search engine, Pichai is dealing with one of the biggest threats to Google’s core business in years as he also faces investor pressure to trim costs. Last week Google told employees to expect more spending cuts, including to the company’s computing infrastructure, which is critical for developing and running powerful AI algorithms.
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