Google is launching an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered chatbot called Bard to rival ChatGPT. Bard will be used by a group of testers before being rolled out to the public in the coming weeks, the firm said.
Bard the chatbot
Google on Monday announced an artificial intelligence chatbot technology called Bard that the company will begin releasing in the coming weeks. Bard will compete directly with rival ChatGPT, an AI service created by OpenAI.
According to the sources, Bard is powered by the company’s large language model LaMDA or Language Model for Dialogue Applications. Google will open up the conversation technology to “trusted testers” ahead of making it more widely available to the public, the company said.
“Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses. Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launchpad for curiosity,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO, of Google and Alphabet Inc.
Sensible answers to any queries
Bard will be capable of delivering more sensible answers to any queries. For instance, Bard can even help a nine-year-old learn about NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. It can also help learn about the best strikers in football and even suggest pointers on how to build sporting skills.
Bard can even give an idea of how much time you need to master a piano and offer beginners a guide to start on their new hobby. However, it will take some time to see it on any product yet. The company has announced to open up the conversation technology to trusted testers before making it available to the public.
“We’re releasing it initially with our lightweight model version of LaMDA. This much smaller model requires significantly less computing power, enabling us to scale to more users, and allowing for more feedback. 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. We’re excited for this phase of testing to help us continue to learn and improve Bard’s quality and speed” Pichai noted. Quoted Deccan Herald.
Google says it has more such AI models, including PaLM, Imagen, and MusicLM, that can stir out music and images with just text descriptions. They will be incorporated into Google services to improve the user experience.
More such Chatbots and AI features are expected to be unveiled during the upcoming I/O 2023 in the May-June timeline.