Google is ready with an AI conversational service that will rival ChatGPT, and it is called Bard. Bard is an experimental conversational AI service powered by LaMDA, which is a Language Model for Dialogue Applications. Bard is currently available to external testers, and the company says it will be available to the public in the coming weeks. Let’s dive in deeper to know more about the new AI service from Google.
What is Bard?
“We’ve been working on an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, that we’re calling Bard”, said Google in a blog post. It combines the depth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of Google’s 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 says Google.
Is Bard available for the public?
As of now, Google is initially releasing Bard with its lightweight model version of LaMDA as it requires significantly less computing power, enabling the company to scale to more users, and allowing for more feedback. However, this version of Bard is available only to select testers, while a public version is set to debut in the coming weeks.
“We’ll combine external feedback with our own internal testing to make sure Bard’s responses meet a high bar for quality, safety and groundedness in real-world information”, read Google’s blog.
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Where can Bard be used?
Google also explained an example of where Bard can be used. It says that people turn to Google’s search for quick factual answers but of late, people are turning to Google for deeper insights and understanding. For instance, instead of asking a simple question such as “how many keys does a piano have?”, people want to know more about the instrument and want answers to questions like “is the piano or guitar easier to learn, and how much practice does each need?”.
As people often want to explore a diverse range of opinions or perspectives on their own choices of topics, AI can help synthesise insights for questions where there’s no one right answer. Moreover, you’ll now see more 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. These new AI features will begin rolling out on Google Search soon.
Then, Google says that beginning next month, it will start onboarding individual developers, creators and enterprises so they can try the Generative Language API, initially powered by LaMDA with a range of models to follow.