Following its investment in Anthropic AI, Google has stated that it will soon release Bard, an alternative to ChatGPT. Google CEO Sundar Pichai made the announcement in a blog post today, calling the new service a “Constitutional AI Service” that would function similarly to ChatGPT by responding to questions and taking part in discussions. Beginning today, “trusted testers” will have access to the software, with a public release to follow in the following weeks.
What is Google Working on?
In 2021, in response to the danger posed by ChatGPT, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the launch of Bard, an experimental conversational AI service backed by Google’s own LaMDA (Language Model For Dialogue Application). After OpenAI’s ChatGPT was released last year, it caused a “Code Red” inside Google, as is seen by the hasty introduction of Bard.
Google may have more experience in this area than any other computer firm, but it has been more reluctant to provide its tools to the public thus far. The underlying language model for Bard, LaMDA, was previously made accessible by Google via its AI Test Kitchen app. However, the current implementation has severe limitations and can only provide results for a small subset of queries. The precise set of powers that Bard will have has yet to be revealed, but judging on previews and images, it seems the chatbot will have the same degree of independence as OpenAI’s ChatGPT. However, we know this via leaks and images.
Sundar Pichai has said that “Bard can be a launchpad for curiosity, allowing you to explain new findings from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learning more about the finest strikers in football right now, and then getting workouts to enhance your talents.” Thanks to Google’s search engine and database, Bard will have all you need to know about the latest events. The information it contains will always be current. Since ChatGPT needs to update its data annually and is presently utilising a database from 2021, this is an improvement..
It’s no secret that Google and other tech corporations are scared about public reaction against unproven AI. LaMDA and GPT-3.5 (which runs ChatGPT) are both large language models with well-documented requirements that prohibit them from delivering harmful material such as hate speech and confidently asserting erroneous facts. Some third-party chatbots, though, aren’t adhering to the guidelines or delivering the data needed to attract additional users.
When Bard is released soon, it will represent a major shift in how Google plans to use artificial intelligence. Due to the fact that Bard is still in beta testing and will undergo many rounds of testing by so-called “Trusted Testers,” it is very certain that bugs or other malfunctions, some of which might be rather significant, will be introduced into the system.