To compete with ChatGPT, Google is releasing the Bard chatbot, which is AI-powered.
Before being made available to the general public in the upcoming weeks, Bard will be used by a handful of testers, the company stated.
Bard is based on Google’s huge language model Lamda, which one programmer said had responses that were so similar to humans’ that he thought it might even be sentient.
The IT behemoth also unveiled new AI search engine tools.
AI chatbots are made to find information and respond to queries. The most well-known example is ChatGPT. They utilise the internet as a vast repository of knowledge, but there are worries that it may also contain offensive content and misinformation.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated in a blog post that Bard “seeks to integrate the richness of the world’s knowledge with the strength, intelligence, and creativity of our massive language models.”
Although Mr. Pichai emphasised that he intended Google’s AI services to be “bold and responsible,” he did not go into detail about how Bard would be stopped from distributing offensive or dangerous content.
According to him, the platform will initially run on a “lightweight” variation of Lamda that consumes less power and allows for simultaneous use by more users.
Following widespread rumours that Microsoft would soon integrate the AI chatbot ChatGPT into its search engine Bing as a result of a multi-billion dollar investment in the company that developed it, OpenAI, Google’s statement comes as a response.
Based on data from the internet as it existed in 2021, ChatGPT may respond to questions and fulfil requests in text form. It can produce student essays, news stories, music, speeches, and commercial material.
Although it now costs the company a few pennies each time someone uses it, it is currently free for users. OpenAI recently disclosed a paid tier to go along with free access.
But experts agree that chatbots’ ultimate goal is to replace pages of online links with a single, conclusive response in internet searches.
According to Sundar Pichai, consumers are now using Google search to pose more complex queries.
For instance, a question about the piano that was frequently asked in the past might have been how many keys it has now is more likely to be if it is harder to learn than the guitar, a question that cannot be answered with certainty right away.
In these circumstances, he wrote, “AI can be useful, synthesising insights for questions when there’s no one right answer.”
You’ll soon notice AI-powered Search features that condense complicated material and differing viewpoints into simple formats so you can easily grasp the broad picture and learn more from the web.