Google introduced AI service Bard
Open to trusted testers
It has been launched amid competition from ChatGPT
New Delhi. Google has introduced its Experimental Conversation AI service Bard on 6 February. The company has launched this service amid competition from the popular chatbot ChatGPT. ChatGPT belongs to OpenAI, in which Microsoft has an investment.
Currently, this service has been opened for trusted testers. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has said on a blogpost that it will be made public in the coming weeks. Pichai had earlier released the teaser for the launch of this service last week during the company’s earning conference. Then he had said that customers would be able to use his language model as a search companion.
This announcement has come at a time when Google’s search business is facing a new challenge from Microsoft. Actually, Microsoft has recently invested $10 billion in OpenAI. Along with this, the company is preparing to integrate Artificial Intelligence Capabilities into different software. One of these big names is also Bing, which is Google’s biggest rival.
Will answer questions like ChatGPT
Like ChatGPT, Bard will also answer many questions in detail. Like comparing two Oscar nominated movies or planning ideas for lunch based on the things present in the fridge etc.
The special thing about the new service is that it can answer questions for recent events as well. However, ChatGPT currently has data only till 2021. In a blogpost, Pichai has said that Bard takes information from the web. So that he can give fresh and high quality answers.
Bard is powered by LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications). It is a large language model developed by Google and was released in the year 2021. Pichai has said that initially Bard will be released on a lightweight version of LaMDA. This will require less computing power and will allow more user feedback.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 07, 2023, 12:36 IST