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Google hopes ‘Bard’ will outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI

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Bard can be an outlet for creativity, and a launchpad for curiosity, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote

Google is girding for a battle of wits within the discipline of synthetic intelligence with “Bard,” a conversational service aimed at countering the popularity of the ChatGPT tool backed by Microsoft.

Bard initially will be available exclusively to a group of “trusted testers” earlier than being broadly launched later this 12 months, in response to a Monday weblog submit from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Google’s chatbot is meant to have the ability to clarify advanced topics comparable to outer area discoveries in phrases easy sufficient for a kid to know.

It additionally claims the service will even carry out different extra mundane duties, comparable to offering suggestions for planning a celebration, or lunch concepts primarily based on what meals is left in a fridge.

Pichai didn’t say in his submit whether or not Bard will be capable to write prose within the vein of William Shakespeare, the playwright who apparently impressed the service’s title.

“Bard might be an outlet for creativity, and a launchpad for curiosity,” Pichai wrote.

Google announced Bard’s existence less than two weeks after Microsoft disclosed it’s pouring billions of dollars into OpenAI, the San Francisco-based maker of ChatGPT and other tools that can write readable text and generate new images.

Microsoft’s decision to up the ante on a $1 billion investment that it previously made in OpenAI in 2019 intensified the pressure on Google to demonstrate that it will be able to keep pace in a field of technology that many analysts believe will be as transformational as personal computers, the internet and smartphones have been in various stages over the past 40 years.

In a report last week, CNBC said a team of Google engineers working on artificial intelligence technology “has been asked to prioritize working on a response to ChatGPT.”

Bard had been a service being developed below a challenge known as “Atlas,” as part of Google’s “code red” effort to counter the success of ChatGPT, which has attracted tens of tens of millions of customers since its basic launch late final 12 months, whereas additionally elevating considerations in faculties about its means to write down whole essays for college students.

Pichai has been emphasizing the significance of synthetic intelligence for the previous six years, with some of the seen byproducts materializing in 2021 as a part of a system known as “Language Model for Dialogue Applications,” or LaMDA, which will likely be used to energy Bard.

Google additionally plans to start incorporating LaMDA and different synthetic intelligence developments into its dominant search engine to offer extra useful solutions to the more and more sophisticated questions being posed by its billion of customers. Without offering a particular timeline, Pichai indicated the bogus intelligence instruments will likely be deployed in Google’s search within the close to future.

In one other signal of Google’s deepening dedication to the sector, Google introduced final week that it’s investing in and partnering with Anthropic, an AI startup led by some former leaders at OpenAI. Anthropic has additionally constructed its personal AI chatbot named Claude and has a mission centered on AI security.

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