Google has been facing a tough time with its AI ambitions as another large language, Llama 2, made its way through the partnership of Meta Platforms and Microsoft. Co-founder Sergey Brin is back at Google in a bid to save the ship of Google’s AI efforts from sinking. 

Sergey Brin Back At Google’s AI Ambitions

Google’s otherwise-dormant founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, still have full control over the tech giant owing to their voting power. Sergey Brin’s involvement in Google’s AI has been accelerating ever since AI endeavors such as the much celebrated OpenAI’s ChatGPT, was unveiled last December. Sergey Brin and Larry Page were first called in for support after ChatGPT following CEO Sundar Pichai’s ‘code red’. 

The success of ChatGPT fired up other tech giants, even Google to take a shot while the iron was hot. However, the event launch of Google Bard was stipulated as a quick jump when OpenAI’s supposed competitor was less sophisticated and not fallacy-free. Although Bard is now up to speed with the latest capabilities like coding and is at par with Bing and ChatGPT, another trump card that Google Bard harnesses is its integration with Google Lens. 

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Google yet again turned to bring Brin and Page back to the office after struggling to deliver an apt response to Microsoft’s Bing AI announcement. 

After stepping down from his executive position at Alphabet in 2019, Brin has returned at another pivotal moment with his hands-on approach. Amidst intensifying competition following Google Bard’s launch, the multi-billionaire co-founder has been showing up at Google’s California offices for about three to four days every week. 

Some of Sergey Brin’s work schedule entails sorting personnel issues, organizing and participating in weekly meetings about fresh research in AI and veering the hiring team to gain key talent after experiencing an exodus of AI talent in the wake of firing Dr. Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell.     

Google Gemini: Sergey Brin’s AI Involvement 

Sergey Brin’s latest project at the tech giant is focused on its next-generation large artificial intelligence system, Gemini. 

Gemini is expected to outperform other LLMs in the market at the moment. Brin had sidelined the early work of Google’s Brain division for years, according to his own admission. Having stepped away from the daily duties at Google, Brin is yet to catch up on the latest developments in the field of AI

Brin has so far convened on technical matters regarding AI’s performance over time with measurement tools such as loss curves. Brin’s presence has allegedly put employees at ease, paving hope for a pioneering future. 

The development of Google Gemini is being helmed by Demis Hassabis, Head of Google’s DeepMind.

Alphabet’s CEO Sundar Pichai seems welcoming to Brin’s return to Google’s AI division. Although many analysts speculate that being the better-liked leader, Brin is better up for rallying employees to hoist a proper challenge in the AI industry, owing to Pichai’s handling of sensitive issues including layoffs and AI efforts, which has angered employees. 

Many Google employees are happy that Sergey Brin’s involvement in the office is a reflection of his passion for AI.