USA, San Francisco (AFP) — This week, Google announced that it will be releasing a conversational chatbot called Bard, setting up an AI confrontation with Microsoft, which has invested billions in the makers of ChatGPT, a very popular language program that successfully mimics human writing.
Bard is an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA. Built using our large language models and drawing on information from the web, it’s a launchpad for curiosity and can help simplify complex topics → https://t.co/fSp531xKy3 pic.twitter.com/JecHXVmt8l
— Google (@Google) February 6, 2023
The San Francisco firm OpenAI’s ChatGPT has generated a storm with its lightning-fast capacity to compose essays, poems, or code on demand, fueling widespread concerns about cheating and the potential extinction of entire professions.
Since it announced its support for OpenAI last month, Microsoft has been working to incorporate ChatGPT features into its Teams platform. Eventually, the company is also expected to modify the program for use with its Office suite and Bing search engine.
Is Bard better than ChatGPT? What is Bard based on?
It appears that the release of Bard will be somewhat little. Google is actively seeking input on Bard; whether or if it can provide more FAQ resolution than ChatGPT is yet unknown. Equally murky is Google’s description of Bard’s level of expertise.
For instance, we are aware that ChatGPT has a window of knowledge covering only the year 2021. Naturally, it’s based on LaMDA, which has been all over the media recently. Like ChatGPT and other AI bots, Bard is based on Transformer technology. Google developed the transformer and released it as open source in 2017.
Why has Google announced Bard right now?
This announcement couldn’t have come at a more crucial time. It coincides with Microsoft’s announcement that it will add ChatGPT to its Bing Search engine. As a surprise, Microsoft is holding an event tomorrow, one day before Google holds its own AI event.
Prior to this, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman also shared a photo of himself with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
hello from redmond! excited for the event tomorrow pic.twitter.com/b7TUr0ti42
— Sam Altman (@sama) February 6, 2023
It begins at 23:30 IST tonight. Already this year, Microsoft has invested $10 billion in OpenAI, and with the addition of ChatGPT to Bing, the company will give Google fresh cause for concern in its main Search business.