Google has just announced its artificial intelligence service called Bard. Impossible not to think of ChatGPT, the smart chatbot created by OpenAI, which now benefits from the important financial investment of Microsoft. Therefore, the clash of rivalries between the two technologies that will revolutionize the way of using the devices becomes inevitable.
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Bard, the artificial intelligence of Google. What it is and how it works
Bard is the artificial intelligence created by Google and, in an early stage of development, will only be available for some trusted testers who will have the task of testing it. Those who will be able to test it are a group of geographically diversified people and external to the company. The goal is to get it to the general public in the coming weeks.
What is it for? As with ChatGPT, Bard is in charge of generate detailed answers to simple questions to which users will submit it, such as how to make a certain thing, whatever it is.
L’holding Alphabet, which is headed by Google, explained how it intends to move in the near future. “We will combine external feedback with our own internal testing to ensure that Bard’s responses meet a high level of quality, security and substantiation in real-world information,” he said. Sundar Pichaichief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. And continues: «Beyond our products, we believe it is important to make it easy, safe and scalable for others to benefit from these advances by building on our best models».
Bard’s ability to express
How will Bard express himself? Artificial intelligence will own the LaMDA language model, created by Google itself. This powerful language-based technology can be used by the company’s developers to create their own applications.
The LaMDA language model was presented by Google in May 2021 and is based on a technology very similar to that of ChatGPT. According to the giant, this will allow the chatbot to be made available to a greater number of users and collect feedback to help resolve issues related to the quality and accuracy of responses.
Importantly, both Google and OpenAI base their artificial intelligences on text-generation software that can tend to produce falsehoods and prone to objectionable language. This happens because the information is taken from the Internet, where you can easily come across this kind of text. The real challenge for the two companies is to limit what has been said and reinvent safe and reliable web search.
Bard aims to improve traditional searches
Google hasn’t yet commented on whether to include Bard in the search function, but has said it wants to improve traditional searches. In the questions asked by users in which there is no universal or unique and objective answer, Bard will be able to express an answer that can summarize the opinions on the matter.
For example: “Is it easier to learn piano or guitar?”, the answer will be “Some say piano is easier to learn, because finger and hand movements are more natural… Others say it is easier to learn guitar chords”.