KEY POINTS
  • Google is testing ChatGPT-like products that use its LaMDA technology, according to sources and internal documents acquired by CNBC.
  • The company is also testing new search page designs that integrate the chat technology.
  • More employees have been asked to help test the efforts internally in recent weeks.

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A man walks through Google offices on January 25, 2023 in New York City.

Google is testing new artificial intelligence-powered chat products that are likely to influence a future public product launch. They include a new chatbot and a potential way to integrate it into a search engine.

The Alphabet company is working on a project under its cloud unit called "Atlas," which is a “code red” effort to respond to ChatGPT, the large language chatbot that took the public by storm when it launched late last year. 

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