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Google plans to launch an AI counteroffensive to compete with ChatGPT



In recent weeks, the new platform launched by the company co-founded by magnate Elon Musk, has become very widespread. Open AI; ChatGPT. This tool has come to revolutionize the business world and personal relationships, as it has been trained to maintain a fluid and precise conversation with humans.

But, What does the irruption of ChatGPT mean? for now Google he will not sit idly by. The great virality phenomenon that this new tool has generated since its arrival, especially in social networks such as Twitter, has led many experts in the technology sector to consider that ChatGPT, and subsequent versions that arise, could take over from the traditional search engines.

All of this has set off Google’s alarm bells, with its employees stating that they are especially nervous about this new trend that is being created in the market. This has been made known by CNBC. However, the company’s executives are calm and calm, considering that ChatGPT is still in a stage too immature and unable to surpass and replace Google.

Google’s ‘handicap’

The average user finds certain problems in Google, highlighting the excessive presence of advertising and a suspicious positioning of the results, which has nothing to do with SEM campaigns.

By its own actions, Google could be digging its own grave against ChatGPT, which despite being new, vague, experimental and with teething problemsis a weighty alternative in the medium term.

Until now, Google had led the market absolutely, despite the fact that Bing (from Microsoft) or DuckDuckGo They arose to compete with it. But the company still saves a search engine; the missing file of ChatGPT. The new platform requires an Internet connection to function and its learning is based on a old datasetwhich only offers data up to 2021. So it makes it useless for finding out about breaking news.

From Google they have been working for the last four years with Technologys similar to GPT3. In 2018 they presented BERT and in 2021 MUM (supposedly 1,000 times more powerful than BERT). For all these reasons, it is not ruled out that the company was working to compete against ChatGPT in a revolutionary model that would not make it lose followers to its business.

But if Google resorts to a format like Chat GPT, it would completely lose its current monetization systemsince searches on third-party websites (which is what generates advertising revenue) would be replaced by a conversational search engine.

About ChatGPT

It is a chat system that is based on language by Artificial Intelligence GPT-3 Developed by Open AI. has been trained with plus of 175 million parameters and countless texts to undertake linguistic tasks.

The ChatGPT platform has been trained to maintain fluent conversations with people, including adjectives and variations, to offer coherent answers and grounded in a prior context. However, it still presents a certain error rateespecially in names, so copying and pasting your results is still not recommended.

Despite everything, ChatGPT is generating some tension among the most powerful search engines, especially Google, since it is capable of offering answers with great speed and efficiency.

It’s funny, but despite the fact that it can become a real competition, Google serves as a method to access ChatGPT. To do this, you would have to access the Chrome Web Store and download the extension to install it. Subsequently, enter and open an account, being able to use our Google, Microsoft or email user for this.

Google is also aware that a master move could take place that would make it a final checkmate. If Microsoft, which is the largest investor in Open AI, were to use Bing’s existing infrastructure to finish off its competitor once and for all. Be that as it may, ChatGPT is here to stay and to create headaches for Google.

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EIZO ColorEdge CS2400S, new 24.1-inch professional monitor



The EIZO ColorEdge CS2400S is a monitor aimed at professionals that mounts a 24.1-inch panel and has, as you may have imagined, a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. Its maximum brightness is 410 cd/m2, it has a contrast of 1,350:1, it reproduces 1,070 million colors and it is capable of covering the 99% of the Adobe RGB color space.

This EIZO model brings a series of clear improvements over the previous generation. Among the most important changes we can highlight the inclusion of a USB Type-C connector, that offers up to 70 watts of charge, and that we can use to charge a laptop while we use it with said monitor (simultaneous data and power).

Another important addition to the EIZO ColorEdge CS2400S is that it comes with an adjustment report that measures the state of the screen at the time of shipment, a feature that previously it was only available on CG series professional monitors.

Maintaining its commitment to the environment, EIZO has eliminated any type of plastic from the packaging and materials that accompany the wiring. This monitor is also more efficient, as it It has a consumption of only 26 watts.

The rest of its specifications are completed with a response time of 19ms, it has DisplayPort and HDMI outputs, it has a USB Type-C connector, as we have already said, it has two USB 3.0 and it has two other USB 2.0 ports. we can use it both horizontally and verticallysomething that the most creative professionals will undoubtedly like.

This monitor is mainly aimed at content creators, designers, video and photo editors, illustrators and cartoonists. It is height, swivel and tilt adjustable, which translates into good ergonomics and great versatility when it comes to integrating into different work spaces.

The EIZO ColorEdge CS2400S comes with a 5-year warranty covering each and every component, and is also subject to the zero bad pixel policy, which is covered for six months from the launch date. Taking into account the investment that we have to make to buy this monitor, it is totally normal, since its price in Spain will be around 800 euro.

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Microsoft Extends ESU Support for Windows Server 2008 and R2



When an operating system ends its life cycle, Microsoft usually considers the possibility of offering extended support, which usually ends up being paid, or may be subject to some type of special condition. The latter is what has happened with Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, two operating systems that have ended their life cycle and are no longer supported in 2020.

The thing is that Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 still have a significant user baseand for this reason Microsoft has decided an additional year of support of the ESU type, acronym for “extended security updates”. This is good news for companies that still use the operating system, but it has one important condition, and that is that it will only be available to those who are Microsoft Azure customers.

This extended period of security updates will be active until January 9, 2024. If you are wondering if this will be a free program, I can tell you that it is not, and that Microsoft will bill it as it normally does with extended support programs.

In case you are wondering why so many professionals are still using Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 the answer is very simple, because in more than one case upgrading to a new operating system requires significant expenses that can derive from a hardware renewal, from a prolonged period of inactivity, from updating and developing new applications if necessary or from a little of everything that we have just said.

Microsoft has confirmed all the versions of Windows Server 2008 that will be able to benefit from this year of extended support, and we have listed them as is:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
  • Windows Embedded POSReady 7.
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7.
  • All Azure virtual machines (VMs) running Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 operating systems on Azure, Azure Stack, Azure VMWare Solutions, or Azure Nutanix Solution.

It does not seem that they are going to give more extensions once this is finished, so if your company is using any of those operating systems you should be clear that time is running out, and that in a matter of a year you will be tied to an operating system without support that could become a time bomb in terms of security.

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Apple will abolish the position of Head of Product Design



The departure of Jonathan Ive from Apple was one of the most shocking news of 2019, not in vain are we talking about what was Head of Product Design in that company, responsible for some of its most successful products, and a professional who was part of the bitten apple company for more than 30 years.

It is true that at first there was no complete break between Ive and Applesince both continued to work together through an independent agency founded by the former executive, but in the end both parties decided to put an end to their adventure, and a final separation was confirmed last July.

The position that Ive left was filled by Evans Hankey, but we know that this executive also plans to leave the company in the coming months. What will happen then with the position of Head of Product Design? The normal thing would be to look for a new professional that lives up to that position, but according to a new report presented by Bloomberg it won’t be like that.

The apple company will abolish the position of Head of Product Design, and the product design team will report to and report directly to Apple’s COO, Jeff Williams. To avoid internal problems, Apple will give more important roles to the designers of key products for the apple company, but it seems that this has not been liked by everyone, and that some employees are upset with Apple’s decision.

The truth is that, if we analyze the situation that existed previously, it is not as important a change as it might seem at first glance. Evans Hankey acts as the liaison for the design team, but in the end it depended on Jeff Williams and had to answer to himso with this move Apple would be eliminating an intermediate position that in the end would not be “essential”, and would simplify the hierarchical structure of the product design team.

It is also important to note that this change reinforces the position of Jeff Williams, a high-profile executive at Apple who many see as Tim Cook’s possible successor. We’ll see how the situation evolves, and if Apple is really able to get on without a Head of Product Design.

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