Google launches AI powered Bard chatbot,
To compete with ChatGPT, Google is releasing the AI powered Bard chatbot. Before being made available to the general public in the upcoming weeks. According to the company, Bard will be used by a group of testers first.
What is Bard?
Bard is based on Google’s large language model Lamda, which one engineer said had responses that were so similar to humans’ that he thought it might even be sentient. The tech 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 use the internet as a vast repository of knowledge, but there are worries that it may also contain offensive content and misinformation.
“Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models,” wrote Google boss Sundar Pichai in a blog.
Although Mr. Pichai emphasised that he wanted Google’s AI services to be “bold and responsible,” he did not go into detail about how Bard would be stopped from sharing offensive or harmful 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.
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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 announcement comes as a response.
Based on data from the internet as it existed in 2021, ChatGPT can respond to questions and fulfil requests in text form. It can produce student essays, news articles, songs, speeches, and marketing copy.
Although it currently 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 web links with a single, conclusive response in internet searches.
According to Sundar Pichai, people are now using Google search to pose more complex queries.
“AI can be helpful in these moments, synthesizing insights for questions where there’s no one right answer,” he wrote.
“Soon, you’ll see AI-powered features in Search that distil complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats, so you can quickly understand the big picture and learn more from the web.”
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