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 During its annual I/O conference, Google unveiled PaLM 2, a state-of-the-art AI system aimed at reclaiming its position as a leader in artificial intelligence. Google claims that PaLM 2 surpasses other leading models in certain tasks. The company plans to integrate PaLM 2 into 25 new products and features as it endeavors to catch up with competitors after focusing primarily on AI research without many product releases.

Similar to OpenAI's GPT, PaLM 2 is a versatile AI model that can power chatbots like ChatGPT. However, it goes beyond chat-based interactions and can translate languages, generate computer code, and analyze images. With these combined capabilities, a user could ask a question in English about a restaurant in Bulgaria, and PaLM 2 would search the web for Bulgarian responses, translate the answer into English, provide an image of the location, and even offer a code snippet to create a database entry for the place.

Slav Petrov, co-lead of the PaLM 2 project, highlighted that the neural network revolution, including breakthroughs like the "transformer" architecture used in GPT, originated partly from Google's research. Google aims to make these models widely available externally, believing that they will unlock numerous opportunities previously considered magical or unattainable.

Google's chatbot, Bard, will serve as the primary interface for interacting with PaLM 2. Bard, now available to the general public worldwide, leverages PaLM 2's multilingual capabilities and supports English, Japanese, and Korean languages. Google plans to expand Bard's language support to encompass 40 languages over time.

Additionally, Google introduced multimodal capabilities in Bard, allowing users to send photos to the chatbot for the first time. For instance, users can send a picture of a kitchen shelf and request a recipe based on the ingredients. This feature puts Google ahead in the field of multimodal AI, as OpenAI's equivalent offering, promised alongside the launch of GPT-4, remains unavailable to the general public.