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  • Voltaire Staff

No search engine in works: Sam Altman scuttles rumours

Scuttling rumours, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman took to social media to announce that his company has no plans to launch a search engine or compete with Google in the field.

According to a source-based report by Reuters, the Microsoft-backed AI startup was gearing up to unveil a search product on June 13, just a day ahead of Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O 2024, scheduled to commence on June 14.

In a post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, Altman said that OpenAI is set to make new announcements in the coming week but neither will it be about GPT-5 a search engine.

He wrote, "not gpt-5, not a search engine, but we’ve been hard at work on some new stuff we think people will love! feels like magic to me. monday 10am PT."

He also said that users "will love" these enhancements and said that the upgrade "feels like magic" to him.

OpenAI posted on X, "We’ll be streaming live on at 10AM PT Monday, May 13 to demo some ChatGPT and GPT-4 updates."

In a bid to compete with Google, OpenAI has reportedly been actively recruiting employees from the tech giant. Sources suggest that these new hires will form a team aimed at accelerating the product's development, as per a report by The Verge.

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