Artificial intelligence has learned a foreign language without human help
The artificial intelligence developed by Google managed to learn a foreign language without human help. "New Science" informs about this.
In an interview with CBS, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told why the company approaches artificial intelligence cautiously. In recent years, the Mountain View giant has indeed shelved several AI-related projects out of an abundance of caution. In particular, language models were delayed, with Google citing security and image risks.
Partly because of this caution, OpenAI and Microsoft have pulled ahead of Google in the AI race.
"We all have to be responsible every step of the way," says Sundar Pichai.
In an attempt to be bolder in response to competitors, Google took a similar approach with the launch of Bard. Instead of rolling out the chatbot worldwide right away, the company opted for a phased rollout, starting with the US and UK.
Originally, Google relied on the LaMDA (Language Model for Conversational Applications) model. Gradually, the company added more powerful language model capabilities, namely the Pathways Language Model (PaLM). PaLM has 540 billion parameters, while LaMDA has only 137 billion.
According to Sundar Pichai, sometimes generative AIs behave in completely unexpected ways. According to Google's findings, language models can sometimes learn new skills on their own without programmers' knowledge. The company called this secret "expressed properties".