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Going to war with the biggest threat:
Google announced today (Sunday) that it has invested $300 million in Anthropic, an AI safety research startup founded by researchers who left OpenAI, the developer of the ChatGPT chatbot.
Google, which confirmed the details of the deal, will receive about 10% of Anthropic's shares, but did not provide further details.
Founded in 2021, Anthropic has developed a technology similar to ChatGPT called Claude (which is currently in closed beta).
As expected, the new development has caught the eyes of Google's search administrators.
This, after Microsoft and OpenAI announced the expansion of their partnership, where later the company is expected to integrate ChatGPT also into its Bing search engine.
However, it is unclear whether Google plans to integrate Claude into its services as Microsoft plans to do with ChatGPT, or rather develop a competing product.
Last week it was reported that Google is also trying a new version of the iconic home page, replacing the "I feel lucky" button with an invitation to dialogue-style questions.
This design, it seems not by chance, is reminiscent of ChatGPT's design, which offers a search box with examples above it.
One distinct advantage that "Bart" has over ChatGPT it seems, is the ability to chat about current events.