Google’s Code Red:

Founders are re-engaging and Google has more than 20 A.I. projects in the works 

Nico Grant, who writes about Google and the tech industry, tells us, in “Google Calls In Help From Larry Page and Sergey Brin for A.I. Fight,” that Google has declared a “code red.”

Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google’s founders, recently held several meetings with company executives in response to the new chatbot, ChatGPT, released by San Francisco company OpenAI. At the invitation of Google’s current CEO, Sundar Pichai, the two offered advice on how to put more chatbot features into Google’s search engine and declared an “AI code red” to jump-start product development.

Google plans to unveil more than 20 new products related to AI this year, while also somehow scaling back its workforce. Page and Brin have long been keen on integrating AI into Google’s products, and their visits to the company’s offices in the last few years have mostly been to check on other projects.

Plans for upcoming Google releases include:

  • Image Generation Studio, which creates and edits images
  • a third version of A.I. Test Kitchen, an experimental application for testing product prototypes,
  • Shopping Try-on, a YouTube green screen feature to create backgrounds
  • a tool that could summarize videos by generating a new one