Google's Response To OpenAI and ChatGPT is Coming, And They've Named It...

The increasing number of users of ChatGPT made it necessary for other tech giants, such as Google, to develop their very own conversational AI tools in order to maintain their position as leaders in the AI race, and keep their investors interested.

We now have the first details on the product Google refers to as "Bard" and will offer in the near future.

It's Official - Google Bard Does Exist...

In a post on the company's official blog, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that the Language Model for Dialogue Applications, abbreviated as LaMDA, from which Bard is derived is a more lightweight version than the original.

This is done to ensure that it does not demand a significant amount of computational power in order to allow for a greater number of people to use it. Pichai also claims that work on Bard started quite some time ago, and that the company is now making the application available to "trusted testers" so that they can evaluate it.

As Google describes it, Bard is an experimental conversational AI tool that, similar to Google Search, may be used to obtain information on a wide variety of subjects. The distinction is that rather than just providing a list of article links, more nuanced answers are anticipated. This is extremely similar to the way in which Microsoft intends to include ChatGPT into Bing.

The Bard AI tool will pull material from the internet and then, by utilizing the LaMDA powers, it will give 'new, high-quality responses.' They may also include explanatory articles on more complicated subjects. "Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launchpad for curiosity," said Google executive Sundar Pichai. "It can help you explain new discoveries from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best strikers in football right now, and then get drills to build your skills."

Much is still unknown...

Google also hints that it will offer AI-powered features in Search (most likely by integrating Bard into Search), which would enable access to information about the question in a format that is easy to comprehend and will also contain multiple points of view. In the blog post, there is a screenshot that demonstrates how the artificial intelligence responds to the question "which is easier to learn, a guitar or piano?" by providing thorough information of its own before listing articles.

We don't know very lot about Bard at this point, and we are waiting for Google to provide us with accurate details. In the following weeks, it is anticipated that it will reach a greater number of people, and until that happens, Google will use feedback from both the outside and inside to make sure that Bard is a safe and high-quality product.

It is yet unknown how effectively it will compete with ChatGPT and how the availability component will operate. A commercial version of ChatGPT with additional functionality is also available in addition to the free version.

Author: Alex Benningram
Tech News CITY /New York Newsroom