Google announces its generative AI ‘Bard’, new ChatGPT competitor

Google has officially unveiled a new AI program “Bard”, seemingly ChatGPT’s competitor.

Microsoft has invested billions of dollars into OpenAI and has also capitalized on the moment. The company is integrating ChatGPT into its Bing search engine because screenshots purportedly show a ChatGPT-enhanced Bing.

Google Bard

Google ‘Bard’ will be available in the next few weeks

CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai announced the project ‘Bard’ on the company’s blog. Calling it an “experimental conversational AI service”, Pichai explained that it would answer users’ queries and take part in conversations.

Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses.

Pichai also shared a video of new AI on Twitter which show that users could use Bard to compare Oscar-nominated movies, come up with ideas for lunch based on the ingredients in a user’s refrigerator or know about the latest discoveries from the James Webb Telescope.

The company’s new AI chatbot is based on its Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) and will be available for a group of trusted testers before becoming “more widely available to the public in the coming weeks, says Pichai.”

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It’s not clear what capabilities AI Bard will feature, but it seems the chat will be just as free-ranging as OpenAI’s ChatGPT. However, Bard is seemingly an answer from Google to ChatGPT, an AI-driven program that exploded in popularity in a few months after users shared posts of the tool composing Shakespearean poetry, writing music lyrics, and identifying bugs in computer code.

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