Which Big Tech's AI Awakening First: Google, Facebook, Apple, or Tesla?

A glance at artificial intelligence in today’s technology companies

Jason Zhang
11 min readJun 18, 2022


Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

In the movie, one after another, artificial intelligence gained self-awareness, HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Skynet in Terminator, Agent Smith in The Matrix, Sonny in I, Robot, David in Prometheus, and Dolores in Westworld.

The Washington Post reported on June 12 that The Google engineer who thinks the company's AI(LaMDA) has come to life. He worked with a collaborator to present evidence to Google that LaMDA was sentient. They tried to get Google executives to recognize the "personality" of AI, but a Google vice president looked into his claims and dismissed them.

Overnight, the news that Google AI has awakened became a trending topic on Twitter. Some are excited, cheering for the giant leaps in human technology; some are terrified, worried that if 'Skynet' awakens, Judgment Day in Terminator will surely come.

LaMDA2 in Google I/O ’22 Keynote

Whether LaMDA is sentient, we still need more evidence and information. As a developer in the machine learning and AI industry, it is still necessary for me to sort out the current development of various technology giants in the field of artificial intelligence. Whose AI will wake up first.

For the convenience of comparison, I will analyze the AI level of each big tech in five aspects. There are five areas are

  • Talent: Who leads the company's AI team.
  • Research Capabilities: The number of excellent papers the company publishes and what outstanding models it builds.
  • System Capabilities: AI system and software
  • Computing Capabilities: Supercomputer, AI Chips, hardware, etc
  • Datasets:
  • Engineering Capabilities



Jason Zhang

Software Engineer, Kaggle Competitions Expert