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Google says Bard draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses. At its core, Google’s chatbot is powered by LaMDA.
Author: Abhik Sengupta Google has unveiled Bard, an alternative to ChatGPT that uses its own language model, LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications). The development was first reported by CEO Sundar Pichai during an earnings call a few days prior to the release. As the AI-powered platform received positive feedback from users all across the world, Google management referred to ChatGPT as being in “code red” prior to the call. Google claims in a blog post that it is making Bard available to “trusted testers” in advance of making it more freely accessible to the general public in the upcoming weeks. Contrarily, ChatGPT is accessible for free testing. In just two months, it recently reached 100 million users.
What is Google Bard? How does it work?
To put it simply, Google Bard is an AI-powered chatbot that can converse with users and provide answers to a variety of questions.
According to Google, Bard uses online resources to produce original, excellent responses. LaMDA, Google’s language model built on the Transformer neural network architecture, serves as the brain of Google’s chatbot. Interestingly, ChatGPT utilises the Transformer-based GPT-3 language paradigm. Transformer was created by Google Research and released for use in 2017.
How to access Google Bard?
Google Bard is currently only accessible to a small group of people for testing purposes. A “lightweight model version of LaMDA” that Google is offering uses a lot less processing resources. This will make it possible for Google to get more feedback.
The post reads, “We’ll combine external feedback with our own internal testing to make sure Bard’s responses meet a high bar for quality, safety and groundedness in real-world information.”
The business needs feedback for Google Bard, which is powered by LaMDA. In 2021, the industry powerhouse in software unveiled LaMDA. The language model, according to a former colleague, allegedly responded in racist and sexist ways. Additionally, the employee claimed that LaMDA is “sentient.”
Conversely, ChatGPT also provides false information. OpenAI, the chatbot’s creator, asserts that when new updates are consistently released, the chatbot will get better. According to a recent report, Google’s LaMDA is improving its reaction times and occasionally outperforming ChatGPT.
Why did Google launch its ChatGPT competitor later than expected?
Google has been developing a language model for some time, but the company halted its public release following claims made by an employee. Following the favourable response to ChatGPT, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated on the most recent earnings call that the world is prepared for generative AI. I feel confident with all the investments we have made to ensure that we can properly develop AI, he continued, and we’ll be careful.
Google is enhancing Search with AI capabilities in addition to Bard. Noted in the post:
“Soon, you’ll see AI-powered Search features that condense complex information and multiple perspectives into easily digestible formats, so you can quickly understand the big picture and learn more from the web: whether that’s seeking out additional perspectives, like blogs from people who play both the piano and the guitar, or going deeper on a related topic, like steps to get started as a beginner.”