In order to compete with ChatGPT in the large language models (LLMs) market, Google today unveiled “Bard.” Today is the official launch date for “trusted external testers,” with broader public access to follow in the “coming weeks.”
Bard is a ChatGPT rival to Google
An interesting feature of Bard, an “experimental conversational AI service powered by LaMDA” (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), is that it “draws on material from the web to offer new, high-quality responses” rather than having its training data confined to a specific year.
With Bard, we hope to combine the breadth of human knowledge with the power, humor, and creativity of our vast language models.
It uses a “lightweight model version of LaMDA” that “needs substantially less computational power, enabling us to scale to more users, allowing for more input,” particularly.
Bard may be a creative outlet and a springboard for curiosity, enabling you to teach a 9-year-old about recent scientific discoveries made by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope or learn more about the top football strikers of the moment before receiving drills to hone your talents.
Google immediately issues a warning, saying that “Bard may provide unreliable or inappropriate information.” Today’s interface demo features a straightforward text box and mimics chatbots. The generated results can be refreshed, given a thumbs up or down, and there is a “Check it” dropdown.
To “assist [Google] continue to learn and improve Bard’s quality and speed,” this testing phase is being conducted. There are currently no other details available regarding when or how the general public can test out Bard.
To ensure that Bard’s responses reach a high standard for quality, safety, and groundedness in real-world knowledge, we’ll mix external feedback with our own internal testing.
How AI will impact search
In the near future, Google plans to integrate its most recent AI developments, which Sundar Pichai recently identified as LaMDA, PaLM, Imagen, and MusicLM, into its products, beginning with Search.
People frequently consider coming to us when they need rapid factual responses to questions like “How many keys does a piano have,” when they think about Google. The question “is the piano or guitar simpler to learn, and how much practice does each need?” is one that more and more people are asking Google for deeper information and understanding.
The initial application of artificial intelligence (AI) in Google Search “distills complex material and different perspectives into easy-to-digest formats.” Google will produce direct responses to your queries rather than a featured snippet that paraphrases text from a website. According to the business, “new AI features will start to roll out on Google Search soon.”
A “Generative Language API, initially powered by LaMDA with a range of models to follow” for “individual developers, creators, and enterprises” is the final Google (Cloud) announcement of the day. Beginning next month, onboarding will occur.
We plan to provide a set of tools and APIs over time to make it simple for others to develop more cutting-edge AI Applications.