Googlers are testing several ChatGPT competitors as part of the tech giant’s attempt to respond to OpenAI technology, reports CNBC.

Before that, the New York Times reported that Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced a “code red” and accelerated AI development to be able to introduce at least 20 AI-powered products this year.

Judging by the Internet, Google management suggested that the LaMDA team prioritize work on the Apprentice Bard chatbot, a competitor of ChatGPT, telling them that it had priority over any other project and even warned them so that they would not visit meetings unrelated to it.

Apprentice Bard reportedly looks and functions similarly to ChatGPT: a user can enter a query or prompt in a text field and then receive a response email.

Google is also reportedly testing a new search page that uses a question-and-answer format. The experimental home page contains five potential questions instead of “I’m feeling lucky” under the search bar. After the user enters their query, the page generates responses in the form of gray bubbles. Below these answers, additional questions are suggested, followed by typical search results with links and headings.

In addition, Alphabet is working on a project called Atlas as part of its cloud division.

It is currently unclear which of Google’s projects will be released to the public. Google’s head of artificial intelligence, Jeff Dean, told employees during a meeting to discuss the company’s response to ChatGPT that it was progressing “more conservatively than a small startup.”

After all, providing false information will have a much bigger impact on a well-known company like Google. The tech giant prioritizes security, accuracy and blocking misinformation when it comes to developing a search chatbot. If reports that Microsoft will implement ChatGPT technology in Bing as early as March of this year are true, we will likely see a search chatbot from Google in the near future.