- Bloomberg’s Julia Love and Davey Alba reported this week that Google’s “code red” in response to ChatGPT and Microsoft’s ChatGPT-driven Bing and other products comes with a directive: incorporate ChatGPT into all Google products “within months.”
- The authors compare the directive to a similar effort in 2011 that Google made to try to compete with Facebook by incorporating social media into its products with the now failed Google+. Do you remember that?
Google is not alone in its conviction that AI is now everything. Silicon Valley has entered a full-on hype cycle, with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs suddenly proclaiming themselves AI visionaries, pivoting away from recent fixations such as the blockchain, and companies seeing their stock prices soar after announcing AI integrations.-Bloomberg’s Julia Love and Davey Alba