Headlines in Tech this Month. February 2023

“Early detection and prevention of serious illness would mean that we can avoid both the human suffering and the high social costs that serious illness entails. With our technology and AI, that future is now a possibility. This could be the basis for a whole new era in healthcare,” says Hjalmar Nilsonne, Ek’s cofounder and CEO of Neko Health.

6 February. Google announced a ChatGPT rival, Bard, available to a select group of testers, with wider availability in ‘coming weeks.’

However, Twitter users were quick to notice some inaccurate information in the Google blog post announcing Bard. A hard start for the AI chatbot.

A Google spokesperson responded to the comments in a statement, “This highlights the importance of a rigorous testing process, something that we’re kicking off this week with our Trusted Tester program.”

7 February. Just a day after Google’s big AI announcement, Microsoft launched a new Bing search engine with OpenAI’s ChatGPT integration, with the aim of gaining back some search engine dominance from Google.

Users that had access to the search engine have shared flaws of the integration, from misinformation and revealing confidential information to arguing with users.

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