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In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob Evans details Google Cloud’s latest product announcement, which will extend its generative artificial intelligence (AI) offerings.
00:46 — A few months ago, the world was “knocked off its axis” by the release of the generative AI platform ChatGPT. Bob adds that this has sparked an extraordinary change in how people work and interact with technology.
01:02 — Following in pursuit of the opportunities generative AI brings about, Google Cloud announced yesterday that it is unleashing a range of developments, tools, and capabilities to help “mainstream” generative AI. Bob predicts a push from the Cloud Wars Top 10 companies to move into this and stake their claims in this technology.
01:31 — Google Cloud’s CEO Thomas Kurian noted that the company wants to “make AI accessible to everyone.” He also said that the “breakthroughs in generative AI are fundamentally changing how people interact with technology.”
02:03 — Bob explains how the demonstrations Google Cloud gave relating to generative AI’s capabilities take “the whole notion that we saw with stages of generative AI technology much, much farther.”
02:45 — “This is going to move faster than any technology change, I think, that we’ve seen,” suggests Bob. Not only are the Cloud Wars Top 10 — and other big tech companies — exploring and probing generative AI technologies, they are diving into it with a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and ambition.
03:25 — One of the Google Cloud executives involved in this announcement suggested that this is by far the biggest, most ambitious upgrade to the company’s AI capabilities and solutions.
03:50 — Bob predicts that this “step change” will happen unbelievably quickly and the changes that occur will resonate throughout businesses rapidly because the tools are being made for simple use.
04:33 — “I’ve never seen anything like this. I think it’s gonna be a revolution, it’s gonna be a fun revolution, and my encouragement to everybody would be: don’t wait,” says Bob in closing.