Former Employee Accuses Google Of Using OpenAI ChatGPT to Train Bard
Google’s latest AI chatbot, Bard, has not made a remarkable debut, according to reports by The Information. The tech giant is allegedly keen to change the fate of its AI chatbots and has tasked its DeepMind division to aid the Google Brain team in developing a new initiative named Gemini to surpass OpenAI.
Shockingly, the report claims that Google may have scraped data from OpenAI’s ChatGPT through a website called ShareGPT to train Bard, leading to allegations that Google is engaging in unethical practices. A former Google AI researcher spoke out against using this data, but Google spokesperson Chris Pappas denies any such claims.
Pappas refuted the allegations, stating that Bard is not trained using any data from ShareGPT or ChatGPT. However, he declined to answer if Google had used ChatGPT data to train Bard previously. The report also mentioned that Jacob Devlin, a Google AI engineer, left the company to join OpenAI after warning Google not to use ChatGPT data, citing potential violations of OpenAI’s terms of service and similarities between answers.
Google has recently denied allegations that its new language model, Bard, was trained using data from OpenAI’s ChatGPT language model. This comes after OpenAI claimed that Google had “sourced and trained Bard from our GPT models without our knowledge or consent.”
According to Google, Bard was developed using a combination of publicly available data and proprietary Google data, and was not trained using data from ChatGPT or any other OpenAI language models. Google also stated that it takes intellectual property rights seriously and would never knowingly use another company’s proprietary data without permission.
The allegations of data theft highlight the growing competition between tech giants in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly in the development of advanced language models. OpenAI’s ChatGPT is widely regarded as one of the most advanced language models currently available, and its development has been closely watched by industry experts and researchers.
Despite the allegations, Google has stated that it remains committed to collaborating with the broader research community and to advancing the field of natural language processing in a responsible and ethical manner. However, the dispute over the origins of Bard underscores the challenges of developing advanced AI technologies in a competitive and rapidly evolving industry.