According to a report by The Platformer, OpenAI has hired over 12 AI researchers who previously worked for Google to work on AI tools. Some of these former Google researchers were involved in the development of ChatGPT, an AI language model launched by OpenAI last year. At least five of the former Google employees worked on the ChatGPT project, and OpenAI gave them credit in their blog post announcing the launch of the tool.
Barret Zoph, Liam Fedus, Luke Metz, Jacob Menick, and Rapha Gontijo Lopes are some of the former Google researchers who joined OpenAI. The decision of some of the employees to leave Google was reportedly due to a perceived lack of freedom in pursuing new product initiatives, as well as other issues. However, this did not stop Google from launching its own AI tool, Bard, which aims to rival ChatGPT.
While ChatGPT has been well-received, OpenAI’s co-founder, Sam Altman, has said in a podcast with the New York Times that the tool was not initially designed to be a fully integrated product. However, the tool’s popularity has caused some technical difficulties, including frequent website crashes due to high traffic.
Recently, researchers have discovered that ChatGPT can help users pass the US medical licensing exam, scoring between 52.4% and 75%, which is quite impressive. However, the tool is reported to be weak in math. Despite this, ChatGPT’s popularity continues to grow, and its success has reinforced the importance of AI research and development in the tech industry.