Google announced today several AI advancements at Pier 57 in New York City. These include language translation and generative AI.
There was a lively discussion about the company’s efforts to create responsible AI. The discussion covered safety and control, helping to identify generative AI, and “building for everyone.”
Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, stated that there is much potential. He then shared a video that delivers the message “reimagine technology’s role in our lives,”
He also spoke out about the challenges and risks associated with AI. Pichai stated, “That’s why Google was focusing from the beginning upon responsible AI technology. As a result, we publish AI principles that prioritize safety and privacy over all else.
After reviewing several Google advances in language AI research, Zoubin Ghahramani, Google Brain leader, spoke out about the company’s efforts at reflecting the diversity and use of languages worldwide and attempted to create a model that supports all 1000 languages.
Google claims it is also developing a universal speech model system capable of learning and translating more than 400 languages. This is claimed to be the largest speech modeling system that covers more than 400 languages. He said that all his efforts would result in a long-term goal. “It will provide a foundation to make AI-backed language toll useful for all the people.”
Following the announcements about AI, Marian Croak (Vice President of Engineering at Google) and James Manyika, SVP at Google Alphabet) discussed Google’s focus on responsible AI. Croak stated, “I believe, If we want to lead, then we must continue to push reliable AI at the forefront.