Google announced its open testing of an AI-based chatbot project that rivals the capabilities of ChatGPT. This experimental AI conversation service technology, called Bard, is expected to become more widely used in the coming weeks.
Artificial intelligence or AI is considered the most in-depth technology that Google has been developing since six years ago. Overall AI investment is already taking shape within Google AI and DeepMind. Now, Bard is said to aim to combine the breadth of world knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of his language program.
“It uses information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality answers,” wrote Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, in a Google blog quoted on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. He added, “Bard can be a vessel for creativity, and a launcher for curiosity. .”
Bard, Google Chatbot ChatGPT Rival
Pichai said that the work on this chatbot required a long journey. The AI technology applied to Google’s chatbot is supported by the Large Language Models (LLM) program with the LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Application) language model.
Pichai explains the use of Bard with an example of the resulting interaction. Bard was able to answer questions about how to explain the latest invention of the James Webb telescope to a nine year old. Or, find out who is the best soccer striker right now.
Bard, being one of Google’s first and revolutionary transformations in understanding the complexity of human language. All of Google’s technologies, such as LaMDA, PaLM, Imagen and MusicLM will be integrated into its products, starting with the search engine.
What is Bard’s Greatness?
Quoted from The Verge, rushed fanfare and lack of information about Bard is a ‘red signal’. Triggered by the launch of ChatGPT on 30 November 2022 which has now reached 100 million users in no time. Although ChatGPT technology is not revolutionary, OpenAI’s decision to give people the freedom to discuss is considered the right step.
The ChatGPT effect has spread to various fields such as education, employment, and even has an impact on the future of the Google search engine. The injection of funds of up to billions of US dollars from Microsoft was also an important moment. The reason is, the software company is suspected of integrating ChatGPT on Bing.
It is not clear what capabilities Bard carries, but some observers believe that Google’s chatbot is exactly the same as OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Mentioned on the Google blog, Bard can be used for various activities. Like planning a baby shower, comparing two Oscar nominees, and recommending a dish from leftovers in the fridge.