ChatGPT has brought a revolution in the world of AI ever since its release. How could other tech companies stay out of the loop? Two years prior, Google unveiled next-generation language and conversation capabilities powered by their large language model LaMDA. Now, using LaMDA, Google reveals its ChatGPT rival Bard.
CEO of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, introduced Bard in his blog post An important next step on our AI journey. The blog describes Bard as “ an experimental conversational AI service. ” though it is not clear what all Bard is capable of doing. The blog further explains, “ Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses.”
The lack of knowledge and rushed reveal of Bard seem to be a sign that could be Google is freaking out about ChatGPT. The news about the integration of ChatGPT in Bing and Microsoft Teams Premium with ChatGPT has left Google in a frenzy.
Google has been an expert in technology that powers AI. Their earliest transformer models BERT and MUM, and their newest models LaMDA, PaLM, Imagen, and MusicLM have been revolutionary for the development of AI technology. Even the ‘T’ in ChatGPT is based on their earlier transformers which was a key technology in ChatGPT’s development. Now the release of Bard in the coming weeks will make AI a part of our web searching experience.
In the blog, Pichai writes, “ Bard can be an outlet for creativity, and a launchpad for curiosity, helping you to explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best strikers in football right now, and then get drills to build your skills.” further explaining the capabilities of the AI.
Before releasing it to the public, Google will open the AI to its “trusted testers”. More information could be released about Google’s AI journey at their Live from Paris event on February 8 focusing on Search Maps and beyond. Stay tuned to TechCult to stay updated on further development and other tech news.