Google recently made known the existence of their AI tool called Bard, only a short while after Microsoft disclosed their plans to invest billions of dollars into OpenAI, the San Francisco-based organization behind ChatGPT and other AI technologies capable of producing coherent text and creating new images. This announcement sheds light on the ongoing competition in the AI industry and the pursuit to develop advanced AI tools for various applications.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, announced the release of Bard, which is currently in its experimental phase and designed to be lightweight, in a blog post and a series of tweets.
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What is Google Bard?
Google Bard is an AI chatbot that can engage in conversation and answer various questions, just like ChatGPT. It leverages online information to provide timely and accurate responses. At the core of Google Bard lies LaMDA, Google’s language model built using the Transformer neural network architecture.
Interestingly, ChatGPT is based on the GPT-3 language model, which also uses the Transformer architecture. Transformer was developed and made available to the public by Google Research in 2017.
When is Google Bard Available?
According to a blog post from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Bard will initially be accessible only to a selected group of “trusted testers” before its widespread release later in the year. Dignted will keep a close eye on incoming news and further developments on this matter.
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Is Bard the same as ChatGPT?
Before we get to have a detailed post comparing the two; it seems that Bard is also a generative type of AI just like ChatGPT. Bard utilizes a reduced variant of LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), a highly advanced AI model that Google introduced in May 2021, and it operates using technology comparable to ChatGPT.
Similar to ChatGPT, which was made available to the public by AI research firm OpenAI in November 2021, Bard is constructed utilizing a massive language model. These models are trained using extensive amounts of data available online to produce effective answers to user requests.
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We have attempted to summarize the essential information about Bard, as we await its public launch for a more comprehensive evaluation. If you believe that AI will play a significant role in shaping the year ahead, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
External sources for further reading:
- Googles’s Bard Blog post
- Google’s LaMDA Project
- Sundar Pichai’s Public Tweets