Google unveils its ChatGPT rival conversational AI service Bard
8 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Due to the enormous success of rival OpenAI's ChatGPT, American tech giant Google is hastily attempting to get in on the conversational AI frenzy that has recently emerged.
Due to the enormous success of rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT, American tech giant Google is hastily attempting to get in on the conversational AI frenzy that has recently emerged.
According to TechCrunch, an American tech-related online newspaper, Bard, the company’s new AI experiment, aims to “combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models.” The model, or service, or AI chatbot, however you wish to describe it, was announced in a blog post by CEO Sundar Pichai.
He specifically mentioned Google’s recent focus on AI, as well as the fact that the most impactful concept (the Transformer) was produced by the company’s researchers in 2017.
“It’s a really exciting time to be working on these technologies as we translate deep research and breakthroughs into products that truly help people,” Pichai wrote.
It’s tough to read this without wondering how Google could have been so significantly surpassed by OpenAI, the latter of which is now equated with the technology that the former pioneered, according to TechCrunch.
The short reason is that OpenAI concentrated on creating the best models and allowing users come up with their own applications, whereas Google wrote paper after paper trying to figure out how to fit AI into its existing business strategy.
Bard depicts Google following that strategy by publishing a “lightweight” prototype of the model for testing.
Using Google’s own LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), according to TechCrunch, the model powers conversational AI that can also access web-based data.