Two years ago Google unveiled next-generation language and conversation capabilities powered by Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA for short). Bard seemed to be an experimental conversational AI service powered by LaMDA. The project is now on a limited access basis and will be assigned to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks.
Bard seemed to be a chatbot with similar capabilities to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Sundar Pichai writes
“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. 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.”
Google management issued Code Red in response to the rise of ChatGPT. Google’s Founder plans to launch over 20 AI products this year, including a demo of its own search chatbot as reported by the New York Times.
Google is rebranding its research division for the importance of AI. As Microsoft, which invested billions of dollars into OpenAI is planning to integrate ChatGPT into its Bing search engine and other products in its suite of office software. It’s reported that Chat GPT 4 might be announced today in conjunction with new Bing offerings.
Companies like Google are wary of a backlash against untested AI as Large language models like LaMDA and GPT-3.5 have well-documented tendencies to spread hate speech and false information. This often happens because of certain ideologies which are inherent in their source data. So, Google stresses bard to meet a high bar for quality, safety and groundedness in real-world information.
Soon, you’ll see AI-powered features in Search that distill complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats, so you can quickly understand the big picture and learn more from the web: whether that’s seeking out additional perspectives, like blogs from people who play both piano and guitar, or going deeper on a related topic, like steps to get started as a beginner. These new AI features will begin rolling out on Google Search soon.
Google is trying to integrate its AI into its other products. Google is already using AI to summarize search results using information from sites. This feature will become more prominent in the near future.
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