- Microsoft threw down a direct challenge to Google with a multibillion-dollar investment in AI research company OpenAI.
- Google has broken ground with variations on generative AI, including AI models capable of telling jokes and solving maths problems.
- Microsoft plans to use OpenAI’s technology throughout its products and services.
- Google faces 'a classic innovator's dilemma' with potential harms and lower revenue from introducing generative AI into consumer products.
- Google has come under fire before over its handling of AI ethics and is now under greater public scrutiny than organisations such as OpenAI.
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How will Google solve its AI conundrum?
Microsoft threw down a direct challenge to Google with a multibillion-dollar investment in OpenAI. Google must now balance potential harms, lower revenue, and public scrutiny when introducing generative AI into consumer products.