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Google Is Falling Behind in AI Arms Race, Senior Engineer Warns

Leaked document from a senior software engineer sounds the alarm about Google’s edge in artificial intelligence. 

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Google Falling Behind in AI Arms Race, Senior Engineer Warns
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A senior software engineer at Google wrote a critique asserting that the internet search leader is losing its edge in artificial intelligence to the open-source community, where many independent researchers use AI technology to make rapid and unexpected advances.

The engineer, Luke Sernau, published the document on an internal system at Google in early April. Over the past few weeks, the document was shared thousands of times among Googlers, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to discuss internal company matters. On Thursday, the document was published by the consulting firm SemiAnalysis, and made the rounds in Silicon Valley.