Google, a division of Alphabet Inc., started the public rollout of its chatbot Bard in an effort to catch up to Microsoft Corp. in the quickly advancing field of artificial intelligence technology.
In-depth details about Google starts granting users access to ChatGPT’s rival Bard
Consumers in the US and UK can now sign up for a waiting list to receive English-language access to the Bard program, which was previously only available to certified testers. According to Google, Bard is an experiment in collaborative generative AI, a technique that uses historical data to produce content rather than recognise it.
The launch of ChatGPT, a chatbot from Microsoft-backed firm OpenAI, last year sparked a rush in the technology industry to make AI more accessible to people. The goal is to change the way people work and gain clients as a result.
Google and Microsoft both released a flurry of AI-related announcements just last week, two days apart. In addition to selling tools for web developers to create their own AI-based services, the corporations are integrating draught-writing technology into their word processors and other collaboration products.
When asked if competitive dynamics were driving Bard’s expansion, senior product director Jack Krawczyk responded that Google was centred on consumers. In order to “boost their productivity, accelerate their ideas, and really fuel their curiosity,” Bard said, both internal and external testers have gone to him.
Krawczyk demonstrated Reuters how the program, unlike ChatGPT, which writes out responses word by word, instantly produces blocks of text when using the website bard.google.com.
Bard also had a feature where users could choose between three distinct “draughts” of any given response, and it had a button that said “Google it” if the user wanted to search the web for an answer.
Google stated on its website that Bard is not adept at producing computer code, in contrast to ChatGPT. A key component of Google’s economic model, advertising, is not currently being used with Bard, according to Google, which also claimed to have limited Bard’s recall of previous chat interactions.
Accuracy is still a problem. During the demonstration, a Google pop-up message stated, “Bard will not always get it right.” When the programme answered a question inaccurately in a promotional film last month, it helped reduce the market value of Alphabet by $100 billion.
During the test, Google made a few errors that were pointed up to Reuters. For example, Google stated that Bard incorrectly indicated ferns needed intense, indirect light in response to one query.
When asked for four paragraphs in another work, Bard produced nine. Krawczyk gave his opinion by clicking the thumbs-down button after that response.
We want to be extremely thoughtful about the pace at which we roll this out because we are aware of the limitations of the technology, he said.