Google is launching an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot called Bard to compete with ChatGPT.
Bard will be used by a group of testers before going public in the coming weeks, the company said.
Bard is built on Google’s existing large-scale language model, Lambda. In response, Lamda said that one engineer was very human-like and believed to be sentient.
The tech giant also unveiled new AI tools for modern search engines.
AI chatbots are designed to answer questions and find information. ChatGPT is the most famous example. They use the Internet as a vast knowledge base, but there are also concerns that this may contain objectionable material and disinformation.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote on his blog:
Pichai stressed that he wants Google’s AI services to be “bold and responsible,” but has also questioned how to prevent Bard from sharing harmful or abusive content. did not elaborate.
The platform will initially feature a “lightweight” version of Lambda, which consumes less power so more people can use it at the same time, he said. Google’s announcement follows widespread speculation that Microsoft is looking to bring its AI chatbot ChatGPT to the Bing search engine after investing billions in OpenAI.
ChatGPT can answer questions and perform text requests based on information collected from the web like 2021. You can generate speeches, songs, marketing texts, news articles, and student essays.
It’s currently free to use, but it costs the company a penny each time someone uses it.OpenAI recently announced a subscription tier to complement its free access. But experts believe that the ultimate goal of chatbots is to search the Internet and replace web-linked pages with definitive answers.
According to Sundar Pichai, people are using Google Search to ask more nuanced questions than before.
I used to get asked a lot about the piano, how many keys it has, for example, but today the question is whether it’s more difficult to learn than the guitar, and I can’t answer right away.
“AI can help in moments like these by synthesizing insights into questions that have no right answer,” he wrote.
“Soon you will see AI-powered search capabilities that distill complex information and multiple perspectives into an easy-to-understand format, so you can quickly see the big picture and learn more from the web.”