Google launches AI chatbot Bard to rival ChatGPT | Scientific and technical news
Google launched its own artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, in response to the resounding success of ChatGPT.
The new conversational AI service will be called Bard and will be offered to “trusted users” before a public release in the coming weeks. from google parent company Alphabet Inc. announced on Monday.
This follows the release of ChatGPT – an AI chatbot trained on massive amounts of textual data, which it leverages to help generate responses and conduct realistic conversations.
Launched by research firm OpenAI late last year, the chatbot threatened to upend the way people preparing for job interviews, journalists write storiesAnd children do their homework.
The chatbot has been so successful that earlier this month it was revealed that the service had been used by over 100 million users worldwide in less than two months.
The announcement was made in a blog post on Monday by Alphabet’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, who also announced more artificial intelligence for its search engine as well as for developers.
He wrote: “It’s a really exciting time to be working on these technologies as we translate extensive research and breakthroughs into products that really help people.
“That’s the journey we’ve been on with the big language models.
“Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launchpad for curiosity, helping you explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a nine-year-old, or learn about the best attackers in the world. football right now, then get drills to develop your skills.”
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Google’s Bard service will be powered by LaMDA, the company’s AI that can generate prose so human that a company engineer called him sensitive last year – a claim that the tech giant and scientists have largely dismissed.
Google has been cautious about chatbots so far, with LaMDA restricted to limited testing.
Explaining how Bard would be released, Pichai wrote, “We are initially releasing it with our lite model version of LaMDA.
“This much smaller model requires a lot less computing power, which allows us to scale to more users, which leads to more returns.
“We will combine external feedback with our own internal testing to ensure that Bard’s responses achieve a high level of quality, security, and grounding in real-world information.
“We are excited about this testing phase to help us continue to learn and improve Bard’s quality and speed.”
Rival Microsoft is also set to disrupt its own products with AI, including search engine Bing, after investing billions of dollars in OpenAI.
Microsoft has since announced plans to implement ChatGPT in its Teams software, where it will do things like summarize meetings, but the functionality will be limited to a premium pricing plan.