Google is working on its own version of Generative AI chatbot, going by the name of Bard. The company’s language model for dialogue applications, LaMDA, powers Bard. According to information provided by Google’s CEO in a blogpost, it is already open to a few testers and will be available to the masses sooner than later.
Bard is said to use information from the web to provide fresh and high-quality responses to questions and conversations. It can help users understand complex topics, such as explaining new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, or provide information on football players and drills to enhance skills.
Bard: The ChatGPT Rehash
Basically, anything you currently do with ChatGPT, but promised to be updated and better. LaMDA is just one of the newest AI technologies that Google is using to create new ways to interact with information from language and images to video and audio. Others are like PaLM, Imagen, and MusicLM, which we have covered here.
The company is launching its Generative Language API, powered by LaMDA. The API will initially onboard individual developers, creators, and enterprises, with a suite of tools and APIs. They should be able to follow, making it easy for others to build more innovative applications with AI.
The company intends to bring these advancements into its products, starting with search. Soon, AI-powered features in Google Search will be rolling out.
How it will be integrated within the search engine platform is yet to be clear. The intention is to help users distill complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats.
Despite the recent hype surrounding Google’s new AI technology Bard, little concrete information has been provided about the product. The CEO’s blogpost may have drummed up excitement, but it fails to provide any significant or groundbreaking details about Bard’s capabilities. It is worth noting that the blogpost could have waited until the February 8th event, where Google is expected to share more about its work in AI and potentially provide more information about Bard.
Recently, Google has found itself struggling to keep up with the rising popularity of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, leading the company to call back its founders in a panic fashion. With so much attention being given to ChatGPT, it is uncertain whether Bard will be able to deliver on its promises and truly set itself apart from its competition