What does ChatGPT think about Google's Gemini?

What does ChatGPT think about Google's Gemini?

Google has recently unveiled Gemini, its latest AI contender, designed to rival OpenAI's ChatGPT. This strategic move by Google seems like a desperate grasp to retain its dominance in the AI market, a reaction sparked by the meteoric rise of ChatGPT over the last 11 months. However, history often repeats itself in the tech world, and Google's Gemini might be treading a path similar to Microsoft's Silverlight, a story of technological superiority overshadowed by open standards and community adoption.

The Silverlight Precedent

To understand Google's current predicament with Gemini, we must revisit the tale of Silverlight. Microsoft's Silverlight, technically more advanced than JavaScript and AJAX, was a powerful platform intended to revolutionize web applications. However, AJAX, being an open technology built on universal standards, won the hearts and minds of developers and users alike. This preference for openness over proprietary excellence exemplifies a critical lesson in technology adoption - the community's embrace is as vital as the technological prowess.

The Irony of AJAX's Origin

Ironically, AJAX, the very technology that led to Silverlight's downfall, originated from Microsoft. Released as part of their Windows Service Pack for XML updates, AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) was named to include 'XML' to align with Microsoft's strategic interests, despite its broader utility beyond XML. This historical tidbit reflects how a creation can escape its creator's intentions, turning into a force that shapes the industry in unforeseen ways.

Gemini's Potential Path

Fast forward to today, Google's Gemini, much like Microsoft's Silverlight, stands at a crossroads. Despite its technical prowess, potentially outperforming ChatGPT in various benchmarks, Gemini's lack of openness, as evidenced by the absence of an API for broader utilization, raises concerns. This closed nature might hinder its adoption, as the tech community increasingly favors open, collaborative platforms.

Google versus OpenAI depicted as a fight between two knights

The Looming Threat of OpenAI's Q* Release

Compounding Gemini's challenges is the anticipated release of OpenAI's Q* - a version rumored to possess groundbreaking features in reasoning and cognitive capabilities. Should these features materialize, they could significantly enhance OpenAI's value proposition, sparking an AI arms race. Gemini, in this scenario, risks falling behind, not for lack of technical merit, but possibly due to its closed ecosystem and the community's preference for more open, integrative AI solutions.

Conclusion: The Paradox of Technological Origin

Google's situation with Gemini reflects a paradox often seen in the tech world: the inventor of a groundbreaking technology is not always its ultimate benefactor. Just as Microsoft inadvertently laid the groundwork for AJAX, which later contributed to Silverlight's decline, Google, a pioneer in AI, might find its creation, Gemini, overshadowed by the very principles of openness and collaboration it helped foster in the tech community.

In conclusion, while Gemini showcases Google's continued innovation in AI, its success may hinge not just on its technical capabilities but on its ability to adapt to the evolving expectations of openness and community engagement in the technology landscape.

Google's Gemini versus OpenAI's ChatGPT,and how Silverlight versus AJAX might explain its end result

How this blog was created

I went to ChatGPT and gave it the following prompt;

I need some help for a blog article. I want to write a blog post about Gemini, Google's latest AI competitor to ChatGPT, and I suspect it's a last effort attempt from Google to grasp the AI market, having been scared by OpenAI's adoption the last 11 months since the release of ChatGPT.

One of my primary ideas is to play upon the story of Silverlight, and how Microsoft tried to combat AJAX, but failed. Silverlight technically was better than JavaScript and AJAX, but AJAX was an open technology, built on open standards, and hence people refused to adopt Silverlight. I suspect Gemini similarly will be too closed. For instance, so far I have not seen an API, implying other companies cannot build on top of Gemini.

In addition I also suspect OpenAI will come out with their famous Q* release, which seems to have some unbelievably cool features related to reasoning, which might improve OpenAI's value proposition, resulting in an arms race, where Gemini rapidly finds itself at second position again. Technically according to all the tests, Gemini seems to outperform ChatGPT, but will it last?

Create a compelling blog post for me, where you draw upon the analogies of how AJAX was in fact invented by Microsoft, and released through their Windows Service pack intended for XML updates, which was why it was coined AJAX in fact, because it had to have XML in its name to be accepted by the leaders at Microsoft at the time - While the thing had nothing to do with XML in fact.

Similarly to how AJAX was invented by Microsoft, and became their down fall, I suspect there might be valid reasons to believe AI which is arguably Google's invention might become their downfall.

Create a well written article for me, that I will publish on my blog, using the above reasoning and arguments, and make it a cohesive text with lots of interesting ideas for others to dive further into.

The prompt for my image was as follows

Create a landscape-oriented image of Google falling off a cliff. Be creative with ideas about how to depict Google. The idea is to illustrate Google's AI projects being their last resort to stay relevant in the AI landscape, but losing to their competitors.

In my third image, I asked ChatGPT to create a Middle Earth theme depicting the battle between Silverlight and AJAX using Mordor versus Hobbit style themes - And that basically concludes it. Would Google even allow me to generate such an image? Or would they be too afraid of being sued? I asked ChatGPT to create a blood sucking lawyer for me to illustrate the problem.

Blood sucking lawyer

Innovation is about taking risks. You cannot expect a company like Google to take these risks, it's simply not possible. They have everything to lose and nothing to win!

The title it came up with

ChatGPT came up with the following title; "The Paradox of Innovation: How Google's Gemini Might Mirror Microsoft's Silverlight Saga" - Besides from the title, I used everything as ChatGPT gave it to me.

My Conclusion (written by a human being)

When I watch the release videoes from Google about Gemini I shimmer panick in the faces of everyone involved. I realise the videos have been created deliberately in the absolutely most politically correct way possible for a company who's got everything to lose and nothing to win, besides maintaining its existing position - However, employees at Google are flat out panicking and you can see it in their faces as they're talking about their own technology.

Combine this with Google's latest moves on YouTube, such as blocking ad-blockers, resulting in that ad blockers are now world wide experiencing a renaissance of unparalleled historical precedence, and I suspect you're literally watching history unfold in front of your eyes.

Is Gemini better than ChatGPT? Probably! Do I care? Not really, maybe if they open sourced licensed it, or at the very least created an API for it. Why am I important? Because I represent "a bajillion" companies having built our foundation on top of OpenAI's innovations now for almost a year, and this time it might be too late for Google to actually catch up with the world.

Sorry Google, too little, too late. You owned AI for a decade, and you did nothing with it. Now the grim reaper is knocking at your door, and it's harvest season. R.I.P Google ...

The Grim Reaper at Google's Door

Thomas Hansen

Thomas Hansen I am the CTO of AINIRO.IO AS. I am a software developer with more than 25 years of experience. I write about Machine Learning, AI, and how to help organizations adopt said technologies. You can follow me on LinkedIn if you want to read more of what I write.

Published 7. Dec 2023