Google CEO Sundar Pichai told analysts on an earnings call Tuesday that artificial intelligence marks a massive potential opportunity for the company, comparing it to the "successful transformation we made from desktop to mobile computing a decade ago."
Google in March launched its AI chatbot Bard, and Pichai said the company plans to find ways to incorporate similar generative AI tools into its search and cloud businesses. Since its launch weeks ago, Google has already incorporated programming and software development tools into Bard.
Pichai also hinted at concerns that some in the tech space have about the potential for generative AI tools to spread false information.
We know that billions of people trust Google to provide the right information," he said.
Google spent much of the past quarter trying to demonstrate that it hadn't fallen behind the competition in generative AI, after rivals OpenAI and Microsoft beat it to launching popular AI chatbots.