Bings Revenge And Googles A I Face Plant

Bing’s Revenge and Google’s A.I. Face-Plant

Kevin Roose and

Paula Szuchman and

Dan PowellElisheba IttoopMarion Lozano and

Microsoft’s release of a ChatGPT-powered Bing signifies a new era in search. Then, a disastrous preview of Bard — Google’s answer to ChatGPT — caused the company’s stocks to slide 7 percent. The A.I. arms race is on.

Plus: What “Nothing, Forever,” the 24/7, A.I.-generated “Seinfeld” parody, says about bias in A.I.

Bings Revenge And Googles A I Face Plant
Photo Illustration: The New York Times; Photo: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

On today’s episode:

  • Sam Altman is the chief executive of OpenAI.

  • Kevin Scott is the chief technology officer of Microsoft.

Additional reading:

“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land. The show is edited by Paula Szuchman and Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano and Rowan Niemisto. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Hanna Ingber, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.

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