Google CEO Sundar Pichai on How Its AI Chatbot Bard Stacks Up – Bloomberg

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Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google parent Alphabet Inc.
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Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., has been struggling to find a place for his company in the AI boom. Google engineers laid the groundwork for OpenAI’s ChatGPT, but Microsoft capitalized on it. Now Google has rushed forward with its own artificial intelligence tools, notably the chatbot Bard, while trying mightily not to tick off users, regulators or the advertisers that pay its bills. Bloomberg’s Brad Stone and Julia Love spoke to Pichai about the strange twists of this AI moment and what he plans to do about them. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.