According to The Information, Jacob Devlin, an artificial intelligence researcher at Google, resigned because the company pulled ChatGPT data from a website called ShareGPT to train Bard.
As everyone knows by now, the meteoric rise of ChatGPT it shook the foundations of Google who quickly called a ‘code red’ meeting a few months ago to seek an answer.
The result was the Bard chatbot, which has so far been the subject of some derision for its strange responses and difficulty understanding context, though now there’s another controversy to add to your list.
According to a report in The Information, a “prominent” AI researcher—Jacob Devlin—at Google resigned from the company, after warning that Google’s own Bard system has been leveraging data from OpenAI’s ChatGPT without authorization.
Devlin has since joined OpenAI to work on ChatGPT, after discovering that Google made use of data from ShareGPT, a website that analyzes conversations made with chat models from Open AI.
Microsoft has an exclusive license to use ChatGPT for commercial purposes, and as such, Devlin was concerned that Google was violating the OpenAI terms of service by using the data in this way.
Google strongly denies the claims
With all this, Google has spoken and He has strongly denied the allegations. A Google spokesperson told The Verge that “Bard is not trained on any ShareGPT or ChatGPT data”.
OpenAI and Google are direct competitors in the field of generative AI. Microsoft’s significant investment in OpenAI and its rapid integration of GPT into its products have put pressure on Google to bring its chatbot Bard.
If the allegation that Google used ChatGPT data without permission is true, it could damage the company’s reputation as it has invested considerable effort into researching this technology over the years.
At the moment little else is known. Meanwhile, Google has announced that it is opening up Bard access as an initial experiment for users to collaborate with the artificial intelligence generative. It has already been rolled out in the US and UK, and the company said it will expand access to more countries and languages over time.