Google ChatGPT competitor “Bard” is now in Early Access
big picture: AI has been a topic of interest in the tech industry for several years, but the general population didn’t get their first real taste of the technology until deep learning models like DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, and Midjourney were launched with the ability to generate strikingly realistic images from text. inputs. However, people really realized the power of AI last November when OpenAI launched ChatGPT to the general public. Although Google is late with the AI game, many believe that Bard may be ChatGPT’s only real competitor in the near future.
Google has opened public access to its conversational chatbot with artificial intelligence Bard. The move comes a month and a half after the company unveiled the service and rolled it out to a handful of beta testers. With a wider rollout this week, users in the US and UK will now be able to join a waiting list to check out its features and evaluate its capabilities.
Google said Bard can not only be used to improve productivity, but should also help users come up with new ideas on a wide range of topics, thus fueling their creativity.
Unlike ChatGPT, Bard can’t write or debug code, although Google says it will get that capability soon. The company also said it plans to add other features to Bard in the near future, including support for more languages and a multimodal experience.
According to the company, “You can ask Bard for advice on how to achieve your goal of reading more books this year, explaining quantum physics in simple terms, or sparking your creativity with a blog post.”
Google also warned that Bard is an experimental project that may “display information that is inaccurate or offensive and does not represent the views of Google.” The disclaimer is similar to what OpenAI offers for ChatGPT, which has gone off the rails several times since its public release last year.
Bard is widely regarded as Google’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT that took the world by storm. It is based on the company’s existing Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) platform and is expected to be integrated into Google search to offer users an alternative to the new ChatGPT-enabled Bing.
According to Google, Bard is designed to complement Google search and will allow users to search for answers on the web rather than offering a direct authoritative answer, unlike ChatGPT. Once a question is asked, Bard will show three different answers and users can search each answer on Google for more information.
Google has also stated that its AI research is based on ethics and principles focused on public safety. According to a company blog post, “We use people’s feedback and evaluation to improve our systems, and have built in barriers, such as limiting the number of exchanges per conversation, to keep interactions useful and relevant. “