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Google releases Bard AI to rival ChatGPT

On Monday, Google unveiled Bard, an artificial intelligence chatbot platform that will be available over the next several weeks. Bard will face off against rival ChatGPT, an OpenAI-developed AI service.

LaMDA, or Language Model for Dialogue Applications, is the company’s robust language model and powers Bard. Before making the chat technology more broadly accessible to the general public, Google will make it available to “trusted testers,” the company announced in a blog post on Monday.

According to a story from last week, Google is putting some of these capabilities to the test among its staff as part of a “code red” strategy to counter ChatGPT, the well-known chatbot with Microsoft’s support.

The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, promised that “soon, you will see AI-powered features in Search that distil complex information and diverse viewpoints into easy-to-digest formats, so you can quickly see the big picture and learn more from the web: whether that is seeking out alternative perspectives, like blogs from people who play both the piano and the guitar, or delving deeper on a related topic, like ways to get started as a beginner.” The new search desktop designs could be utilised in a question-and-answer format, and they featured a chatbot named “Apprentice Bard.”

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The business cited an illustration of how Bard may simplify complex subjects, such as teaching recent scientific findings from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old.

Following a recent all-hands meeting when employees expressed worries about the company’s competitive edge in AI, given the sudden popularity of ChatGPT, product testing has been conducted.

At the time, Jeff Dean, head of artificial intelligence at Google, informed staff that the business was proceeding “more cautiously than a small startup” since there was a more significant “reputational risk” associated with supplying inaccurate information. He and Pichai hinted that Google would release such items to the general public this year.

Web search is Google’s primary industry, and the corporation has long hailed itself as an AI pioneer. Managers about the initiatives in recent weeks are now surveying more employees. Assuring that Bard’s solutions satisfy a high standard for quality, safety, and information found in real-world experience, the business highlighted on Monday that it would require thorough testing.

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