Google has unveiled Bard, an experimental service for conversational AI powered by its Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA for short).
Similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Bard is a sophisticated artificial intelligence system trained on a wide number of topics, allowing it to provide high-quality human-like responses to a wide range of queries and prompts. The internet giant stated in a blog post on Monday that the service is currently accessible to trusted testers and will be made available to the general public in the coming weeks.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post, “Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launchpad for curiosity, helping you to explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best strikers in football right now, and then get drills to build your skills.”
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Bard is first being launched using the lightweight model version of LaMDA, which requires substantially less computational resources, enabling Google to scale to a greater number of users and enabling more input.
In addition, Google is integrating artificial intelligence into its everyday offerings, beginning with Search. Google Search will soon introduce AI-powered features that simplify difficult material and give diverse perspectives in an easier-to-understand style. This will enable users to immediately comprehend the substance of a topic and find further material on the web, such as blogs written by persons who play both the piano and the guitar, or beginner’s steps. These capabilities will begin to appear on Google Search in the near future.
“Whether we’re using AI to transform our own goods or making these potent capabilities available to others, we’ll continue to be innovative and responsible. And this is only the beginning; in the coming weeks and months, we’ll see even more progress in each of these areas “Pichai remarked.