In an interview with WSJ, Google CEO Sundar Pichai predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) would significantly change the search experience over the next decade.
The Future of Google AI Search
Potentially key roles in the future of search could be played by large language models (LLMs) and AI chatbots like Google Bard. Pichai, though, stresses that the end goal will be to learn from people and assist them in accomplishing their objectives.
Pichai said in the interview about Google’s road map for the upcoming months: “I think we’re moving fast, and when I look at our road map for the next few months, we’ll be bringing out a lot of these things like we’ve done in the last few weeks. Workspace has announced features both in Gmail and Google Docs, which are beginning to roll out. We’ve announced Bard. There’s a lot more to come.”.
Pichai is on the fence about LLMs’ commercial viability, despite their proven track record of enhancing the search experience, because he believes the order in which results seem to be more significant.
Pichai concludes the interview by explaining that Bard and Google Search are different products, but that there is some overlap in the types of questions they process, which could lead to new developments.