April 10, 2024
Google's Answer to ChatGPT: Bard is Here

Google’s Answer to ChatGPT: Bard is Here

Weeks after intensive development, Google has finally unveiled its ChatGPT rival – named Bard. In a blog post announcing this tool, Sunder Pichai, CEO of Google, described it as an “experimental conversational AI service” that can answer user queries and participate in conversations.

Google’s Bard is based on the LaMDA language model, which the company has been hiding for years. As it’s now, Google says it’ll make the tool widely available soon to the public and will integrate it into its Search engine for better results.

Google Bard: A New Rival to ChatGPT

Rumors of Google working on a ChatGPT competitor have been for weeks, now being confirmed with an official announcement. Detailing this, Sunder Pichai said, “Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launchpad for curiosity,” as it can simplify learning and aid people in their daily lives.

Initial renders reveal the AI chatbot asking users to make practical queries – like how to plan a baby shower or possible meals could be made from a list of ingredients. He further notes that Bard caters to high-quality responses sourced from the web – hinting that it’s able to answer even recent events – something with which ChatGPT struggles at.

The tool will be made available to a group of “trusted testers” today and will be coming to “more users in the coming weeks.” Talking about the underlying technology, Google Bard uses LaMDA – Google’s language model that’s available via its AI Test Kitchen app for quite a time.

Well, the company has highly limited its access and development for the outsiders, only to be polished sharply for now – powering Bard. ChatGPT, on the other hand, uses GPT 3.5, developed by OpenAI. Though it’s not a revolutionary technology, the maker’s approach to letting it serve the public for free caused waves in the industry.

Just a couple of months after its launch, ChatGPT broke the internet by speaking to people in a much more realistic approach, solving mathematical equations, coding, and even passing college degrees that require considerable human thought. This led some to believe that it will replace most jobs in the near future while also becoming the new-age web search engine.

But, it has its own share of problems. Google is cautious about the negative impact this technology might create – as there have been instances that large language models like the LaMDA and GPT-3.5 (powering ChatGPT) have made serious mistakes – spitting out fake information confidently and even hate speech!

Thus, the company wanted it to learn from external feedback with its own internal testing and “make sure Bard’s responses meet a high bar for quality, safety, and groundedness in real-world information,” says Pichai.

Microsoft, one of Google’s arch-rivals, has invested heavily in OpenAI – with plans to integrate its ChatGPT in its Bing Search and in the Microsoft 365 suite. Screenshots, including the ChatGPT in Bing Search, leaked last week, show a combined product is imminent. And with Google entering the game now, we’re heading into the next-gen AI race.

Stay tuned to us for more exciting news.

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