Google staff aren’t holding again in regards to the substandard launch of ChatGPT competitor Bard.
Based on CNBC(Opens in a brand new tab), which seen the posts, staffers have been posting memes on Google’s inside discussion board Memegen about how the launch of the generative AI software was dealt with, instantly calling out CEO Sundar Pichai for the misstep. Memes which acquired plenty of upvotes included an image of Pichai and stated “Expensive Sundar, the Bard launch and the layoffs have been rushed, botched, and myopic.” One stated “Sundar, and management, deserve a Perf NI,” which refers back to the lowest rating on Google’s inside analysis system. “They’re being comically quick sighted and un-Googlely of their pursuit of ‘sharpening focus.'”
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One other meme which included a picture a chicken doing a facepalm stated “Speeding Bard to market in a panic validated the market’s worry about us.”
Google staff’ criticism echoes how Bard’s launch was acquired by the general public. A day earlier than Microsoft introduced “the brand new Bing” powered by OpenAI’s well-liked chatbot expertise, Google pre-empted this by asserting Bard. But, the weblog submit detailing the announcement was obscure about its capabilities and timing of its launch.
The day after Microsoft’s occasion, Google hosted its personal occasion. The principle goal of the occasion was to spotlight new options in Google Maps and Google Search, however it additionally wedged in a quick point out of Bard in gentle of Microsoft’s information. Google did not share far more element about Bard, which additional disenchanted individuals anticipating a robust counter response. That, mixed with stories of Bard’s inaccuracy surfacing throughout the occasion, made Google look uncharacteristically unprepared and dropped Alphabet’s inventory shares down by greater than 9 p.c.
Final month, Google laid off 12,000 of it staff, which underscored the frustration and resentment effervescent up within the inside discussion board. A meme of actor Nicolas Cage smiling stated, “Firing 12k individuals rises the inventory by 3%, one rushed AI presentation drops it by 8%.”
So now, it seems like Google is tasked with launching a generative AI software that is higher than ChatGPT and profitable again the approval of its staff.