A new experimental AI chatbot named “Bard” has been unveiled by Google. This conversational service appears to be intended to compete with the tool called ChatGPT, which is supported by Microsoft.
Bard was announced less than two weeks after Microsoft revealed it was investing enormous sums of money in OpenAI, the San Francisco-based company that created ChatGPT and other technologies that can create new visuals and readable text.
The San Francisco company OpenAI’s ChatGPT has made a splash for its ability to compose essays, poems, or programming code on demand in a matter of seconds, igniting widespread concerns about cheating or the extinction of entire professions.
With hopes that it will adapt the programme to its Office suite and Bing search engine, Microsoft stated last month that it was supporting OpenAI and that it has started integrating ChatGPT features into its Teams platform.
“Bard aspires to integrate the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our massive language models,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a blog post explaining Bard.
The fact that Google made its announcement on the eve of Microsoft’s AI-related launch event is just another indication that the two tech titans will compete for control of the technology, also known as generative AI.
“Generative AI is a game changer and just like the development of the internet drowned the networking giants that came before (AOL, CompuServe, etc.),” independent tech analyst Rob Enderle told AFP, “it has the ability to disrupt the competitive dynamic for search and information.”
He continued, “Google still largely depends on the fact that their search engine is the most popular; this might change that, consigning them to history.”
Bard aims to bring together the depth of human knowledge with the strength, wit, and imagination of our massive language models.
The Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) technology serves as the foundation for Google’s Bard, which has been under development for a while.
He went on to say that the software “draws on information from the web to produce new, high-quality responses,” suggesting that it would provide responses that were current, something ChatGPT is unable to achieve.
Additionally, it states that the service will carry out other, more routine duties like offering party planning advice or lunch suggestions based on the leftovers in a refrigerator.
A child should be able to understand the difficult concepts discussed by Google’s chatbot when it comes to topics like space discoveries.
Pichai noted that “Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launchpad for curiosity.”
We will make Bard more publicly available in the upcoming weeks, he added in his letter. It’s early; we’ll start, then iterate and improve.”
AI can help us grasp what people are really looking for as more and more of them turn to Google for deeper understanding and insights. According to Pichai, we’re starting with AI-powered Search capabilities that condense complex information into simple formats so users can get a sense of the broad picture and then explore further.
Pichai added that initially, Bard will only be accessible to a select set of “trusted testers.” “before of its widespread deployment later this year.
Prior to the release of ChatGPT in late November, Google had been hesitant to introduce its own language-based AI due to concerns about the potential reputational harm of doing so.
A group of Google workers working on artificial intelligence technologies, according to a report by CNBC last week, “has been urged to prioritise working on a solution to ChatGPT.”
Bard was a service that was being developed under the “Atlas” project by Google as part of its “code red” initiative to compete with ChatGPT, which has gained tens of millions of users since its release to the public late last year while also raising questions in educational institutions about its capability to write entire essays for students.
Researchers have shown that the system can spew out false information or rubbish Facebook-owner Meta in November was forced to take down the release of its own large language model called Galactica after three days when users shared its biased and incorrect results on social media within hours of its release. Crucially for its looming duel with Microsoft, Google also said that users would soon see AI-powered features in its search engine. on a potentially huge scale utilising language models similar to Bard or ChatGPT.