Google has announced a ChatGPT competitor Bard, an experimental conversational AI service, powered by the firm’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA).
In a statement via the firm’s blog post, Google and Alphabet Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sundar Pichai said “It’s a really exciting time to be working on these technologies as we translate deep research and breakthroughs into products that truly help people. That’s the journey we’ve been on with large language models.”
Mr Pichai said Bard will be open to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks.
“Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models,” he added.
The AI writing tool 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.”
The CEO said Google will release Bard with its lightweight model version of LaMDA.
This much smaller model requires significantly less computing power, which enables Google to scale more users, allowing more feedback.
“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. We’re excited for this phase of testing to help us continue to learn and improve Bard’s quality and speed,” he said.
ChatGPT is a conversational AI that can chat with you, answer follow-up questions, and challenge incorrect assumptions run by an AI research and deployment company called OpenAI.