Google’s answer to ChatGPT is called Bard


It will be made available to the public in a few weeks after being tested by a dedicated team.

Google is throwing down the gauntlet to its popular new AI tool ChatGPT, introducing its own intelligent chatbot called Bard.

It will be made available to the public in a few weeks after being tested by a dedicated team.

ChatGPT has been described as Google’s “killer” and the latter wants to show that it has its own answer and that it can regain temporarily lost ground in a field where until now it dominated internationally, search engines.

In this field, however, the so-called creative artificial intelligence is now generating new data, making it easier to offer the user more complete and complex answers to questions than a traditional search engine can do. That’s why ChatGPT is the biggest challenge Google has faced from competitors to date.

Bard is based on its own 2021 Lamda (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) dialogic AI model, which an expert who tested it described as giving responses so human that one could almost believe it was human.

At the same time, Google announced that it will integrate new artificial intelligence tools into its existing search engine. The goal is for her machine to now be able to answer questions like “is it easier to learn piano or guitar?”.

So far Google’s engine just lists links to relevant web pages, but apparently users would prefer a ready-made answer from the engine itself.

AI chatbots are precisely designed to answer complex and valuable user queries by finding information over the web and presenting it ready in text form. ChatGPT, released on 30/11/2022, can create everything from student reports and student papers to journalistic and scientific articles, politicians’ speeches, poems and songs in seconds.

Whether all this is based only on reliable sources and misinformation does not creep into the chatbot’s responses and “creations” is a matter for investigation. Google, as the search leader, wants to at least make sure that Bard doesn’t give misleading or irresponsible answers. Nor, however, did she specify how Bard will be prevented from using false, offensive or harmful content online.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Bard will initially use a “lightweight” version of Lamda, “that requires significantly less processing power,” so that it can serve more querying users at the same time.

ChatGPT, being inundated with questions from every corner of the Earth, often finds it difficult to answer them all at once.

The announcement by Google, which recently announced that it will lay off 12,000 workers, comes after reports that Microsoft intends to use the Open AI company’s ChatGPT in its products (Teams, Office, etc.), as well as in its own Bing search engine, which is still far less popular than Google’s. Microsoft, not coincidentally, has recently made a multibillion-dollar investment in San Francisco-based Open AI, apparently seeing a window of opportunity to get the upper hand on Google in search engines.

So far ChatGPT is free for everyone to use, while at the same time it is being piloted in the US for a subscription of $20 per month. Its appearance and especially its immediate popularity worldwide surprised everyone, while at the same time raising concerns of a moral nature (especially in schools and universities), as well as fears of worker replacement and increased unemployment in the future.


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