The big picture: Artificial intelligence has been a subject of interest in the technology industry for several years, but the general population was not able to really get a taste of the technology until deep learning models such as DALL-E, Stable Diffusion and Midjourney were launched. the ability to generate strikingly realistic images from text inputs. However, people really realized the power of AI last November when OpenAI launched ChatGPT for the general public. Although Google is late with the AI game, many believe that Bard may become the only real competitor to ChatGPT in the near future.
Google has opened public access to its interactive chatbot with artificial intelligence Bard. This step was taken a month and a half after the company introduced the service and deployed it for several beta testers. With a wider rollout this week, users in the US and UK will now be able to join the waiting list to check out its features and evaluate its capabilities.
Google said that Bard can be used not only to improve productivity, but also to help users with new ideas on a wide range of topics, thereby fueling their creativity.
Unlike ChatGPT, Bard cannot write or debug code, although Google says it will get this feature soon. The company also stated that it plans to add other features to Bard in the near future, including support for more languages and a multimodal experience.
According to the company, “you can ask the Bard to give you tips on how to achieve your goal—to read more books this year, explain quantum physics in simple words, or awaken your creativity by sketching a blog post.”
Google also warned that Bard is an experimental project that may “display inaccurate or offensive information that does not reflect Google’s point of view.” The disclaimer is similar to what OpenAI offers for ChatGPT, which has gone off the rails several times since its public release last year.
Bard is widely known as Google’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which has taken the world by storm. It is based on the company’s existing Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) platform and is expected to be integrated into Google Search to offer users an alternative to the new Bing with ChatGPT support.
According to Google, Bard is designed as an addition to Google Search and will allow users to find answers online, rather than offering a direct authoritative answer, unlike ChatGPT. Once the question is asked, the Bard will show three different answers and users will be able to search each answer on Google for more information.
Google has also stated that its AI research is based on ethics and principles focused on public safety. According to the company’s blog post: “We use people’s feedback and evaluation to improve our systems, and have built in barriers such as limiting the number of exchanges in the dialogue to keep the interaction useful and relevant. “