Patcay.com – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has expressed dissatisfaction with Google’s strategy, which he perceives as greedy in dominating the artificial intelligence (AI) industry. Nadella highlights Google’s efforts to hoard content to train their large language model platform.
In a hearing regarding Google’s monopoly, Nadella testified about Google’s attempts to exploit content for their AI technology. Google has struck significant agreements with publishers worldwide, making their production content exclusive for Google’s use.
Content in the form of video, text, and audio plays a crucial role as the “fuel” for developing AI platforms. AI technologies like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard utilize existing content to learn and generate new content based on user requests.
According to Nadella, Google’s actions of blocking user access to existing content to train their AI technology competitors “reminded him of early distribution deals.”
“Distribution deals” have been a focal point of monopoly allegations against Google by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prosecutors allege that Google, as the dominant player in the internet search market with a market share of up to 90 percent, unlawfully paid device manufacturers like Apple and mobile operators like AT&T.
Google is accused of spending $10 billion annually to make Google Search the primary search engine on devices owned by U.S. citizens.
Google’s dominance in the internet search industry has made it a major player in the advertising market, yielding substantial profits.
Nadella explained that training an AI platform requires three components: computing power, servers, and data. He emphasized that Microsoft had no issues allocating these resources and was willing to invest.
Without directly mentioning Google’s name, Nadella criticized exclusive agreements between companies and content publishers, considering them controversial. “Every time I speak to publishers, they always mention that Google has offered exclusive payments. We should be able to compete with such offers,” he stated.