An internal slideshow from Google suggests the company could announce as many as 20 new products this year alongside the new AI variant of Google Search, according to a report in New York Times.
The company is also looking to employ a fast-track review process, the ‘Green Lane’ initiative, to make sure the AI features are ready according to schedule. Google may even allow the AI teams to review their own work to ‘recalibrate’ the risk involved.
For the anticipated AI demo, Google is apparently looking to minimize misinformation, improve accuracy, and ensure safety by blocking specific words. As per the report, Google CEO Sundar Pichai invited the founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, for a special meeting where the trio reportedly discussed the AI chatbot’s rise.
There have been arguments about the threat that OpenAI’s ChatGPT poses to Google’s search engine, if not now, then in the future. The report by The New York Times suggests that Google had declared ‘Code Red’ and assigned additional people for its AI strategy.
With the co-founders getting involved, Google seems to be taking things very seriously indeed. After stepping away from their roles at the company back in 2019, Page and Brin had only checked in on the company occasionally, without interfering in its plans.