Google launches AI Chatbot BARD to rival ChatGPT

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Google launches AI chatbot ChatGPT rival called Bard, Alphabet’s AI search engine to counter Microsoft

Finally the wait is over, the suspense is revealed. Google’s umbrella company Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O)  said it is launching a chatbot service which will be 10x more artificial intelligent in comparison to ChatGPT which is powered by Microsoft (MSFT.O) . Its a war to lead a new wave of AI powered computing.


Microsoft, is not silent either with its ChatGPT. They have planned its own AI chatbot reveal which will be more advanced and a plus plus version.

This means it’s just the tip of the iceberg. The cascade of news shows how Silicon Valley is anticipating massive development in the field of generative AI technology, which can create content on demand or on prompt and free up white-collar workers’ time.

ChatGPT from Microsoft-backed OpenAI has shown that it can disrupt how consumers search for information; it has been one of the biggest challenges to Google in recent times.

The whole google team went on war footage and high profile meetings were held, where “code red” plan was discussed

Alphabet CEO Mr. Sundar Pichai said Google is opening a conversational AI service called Bard to test users for feedback, followed by a public release in the coming weeks.

He also said Google plans to add AI features to its search engine that gives answer for complex queries, like whether learning guitar or piano is easier. Currently, Google gives text as an answer to queries that exists elsewhere on the Web

Pichai said. “Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our” AI

In a demo of the service, Bard like its rival chatbot invites users to give it a prompt while warning its response may be inappropriate or inaccurate. It then bulleted three answers to a query about a space telescope’s discoveries.

Bard is powered by the company’s large language model which is “Language Model for Dialogue Applications” also called LaMDA. Google will open up the conversation technology to “trusted testers” ahead of making it more widely available to the public.

Google is relying on a lite version of LaMDA that requires less computing power so it can serve more users and improve with their feedback. Google’s AI LAMDA generated text with such skill that a company engineer last year called it sentient.

ChatGPT at times has turned away users (including me)  because of explosive growth, with UBS analysts reporting it has more than 60 million unique visitors outpacing TikTok in adoption.

BARD’s Features included a chatbot called “Apprentice Bard,” as well as new search desktop designs that could be used in a question-and-answer format.

The company is planning to use Bard to simplify complex topics, like explaining new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old kid.

The company emphasized that it will need rigorous training and testing of the model, saying “we’ll combine external feedback with our own internal testing to make sure Bard’s responses meet a high bar for quality, safety and groundedness in real-world information.”

Google’s announcement follows wide speculation that Microsoft is about to bring the AI chatbot ChatGPT to its search engine Bing, following a multi-billion dollar investment in the firm OpenAI  that’s behind it.

ChatGPT can answer questions and carry out requests in text form, based on information from the internet as it was in 2021. It can generate speeches, songs, marketing copy, news articles and student essays.

It is currently free for people to use, although it costs the firm a few pennies each time somebody does a search. OpenAI recently announced a subscription tier to complement free access.

The ultimate aim of chatbots lies in internet search, experts believe – replacing pages of web links with one definitive answer.

ChatGPT ignited a new A.I. craze with Google’s BARD to follow. Leave your comments below as in What it means for tech companies and who’s best positioned to benefit from this Ai powered disruption.

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