In this frantic race for artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Google and Amazon are racing to the top. Surprisingly, however, these tech giants are still far behind OpenAI.
Over the past decade, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has experienced explosive growth, and it continues to evolve at a dizzying pace. In a competition between many companies in the race for this technology, the current results prove that OpenAI has taken the lead. The reason for this success can be attributed to the company’s strategy of commitment to promoting the responsible use of AI.
AI race: tech companies employ 33,000 specialists
According to a London-based firm, five tech giants currently employ a total of 33,000 AI R&D specialists. Amazon has the most qualified staff, with a headcount of 10,113. It is closely followed by Microsoft with 7,133 and Google with 4,970. This data was obtained by analyzing company websites and thousands of LinkedIn profiles.
All these statistics do not take into account recent layoffs at Amazon or software engineers working on AI. Nevertheless, they testify to the importance attached to AI research by major technology companies.
Furthermore, OpenAI played a crucial role in the advancement of generative AI with the launch of ChatGPT. A chatbot that has become the fastest-growing Internet service of all time. This innovation has sparked competition between Microsoft and Google to include generative AI in many software applications. In response to the success of OpenAI’s DALL-E 2, Adobe Inc. also introduced an AI image modeler.
This success is attributed to the public’s direct access to OpenAI’s specialist researchers. This differentiates it from Amazon, which has the maximum number of staff in AI research. OpenAI has created ChatGPT without involving many engineers and product managers because of its research orientation. This approach allowed for greater freedom of research and creativity in the development of ChatGPT. ChatGPT.
How AI could save Amazon after Alexa’s costly failure
Around ten years ago, Amazon launched Echo, a speaker containing the Alexa virtual assistant, priced at 100 euros. Unfortunately, this initiative ended in a costly failure for the company. Chatbots such as ChatGPT look like humanswhile Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant have control limits.
In addition, Amazon recently signed agreements with leading machine learning companies to bolster its cloud platform, AWS. These agreements could steer the company towards AIafter failing to create large-scale services.
Although the e-commerce giant has announced its intention to lay off a further 9,000 employees shortly, it has hiring AI specialists on a massive scale over the past five years. However, given Alexa’s recent problems, some of the latest redundancies may be related to this activity.
By making a powerful tool available without prior testing, OpenAI’s approach to AI poses risks to the public. The latest language model, GPT-4was evaluated for six months before its release. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy may have to think carefully about managing the company’s AI experts.