Bard AI: Google begins rolling out its ChatGPT rival

(CNN) Google is opening access to Bard, its new AI chatbot tool that competes directly with ChatGPT.

Starting Tuesday, users can join a waitlist to gain access to Bard, which promises to help users design and write essay drafts, plan a friend’s baby shower, and get lunch ideas based on what’s in the fridge. to obtain.

A company representative told CNN that it will be a separate, complementary experience to Google Search, and users can also visit Search to verify their answers or sources. Google said in a blog post it plans to “deliberately” add large language models to search “deeper” at a later date.

Google said it will start rolling out the tool in the United States and the United Kingdom and plans to expand it to more countries and languages ​​in the future.

The news comes as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies race to develop and deploy AI-powered tools following the recent viral success of ChatGPT. Last week, Google announced that it would also bring AI to its productivity tools like Gmail, Sheets, and Docs. Shortly after, Microsoft announced a similar AI upgrade to its productivity tools.

Google featured Bard last month in a demo that was later called out for an inaccurate answer to a question about a telescope. Shares of Google’s parent company Alphabet fell 7.7% on the day, erasing $100 billion from its market value.

Like ChatGPT, released by AI research firm OpenAI in late November, Bard is built on a large language model. These models are trained online with vast amounts of data to generate convincing responses to user input. The immense attention paid to ChatGPT reportedly prompted Google’s management to declare a “Code Red” situation for its search business.

Google’s ChatGPT competitor Bard

But Bard’s mistake highlighted the challenge Google and other companies face when it comes to integrating the technology into their core products. Large language models can pose a handful of problems, such as B. the persistence of prejudice, factual falseness and aggressive reactions.

Google acknowledged in Tuesday’s blog post that AI tools are “not without flaws.” The company said it continues to use human feedback to improve its systems and add new “guardrails, like limiting the number of exchanges in a dialog, to try to keep interactions helpful and on-topic.”

Last week, OpenAI released GPT-4, the next generation of technology that supports ChatGPT and Microsoft’s new Bing browser with similar safeguards. On the first day after its unveiling, GPT-4 stunned many users in early tests and a company demo with its ability to design suits, pass standardized exams, and create a working website from a hand-drawn sketch.


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