Google Introduces Bard AI

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In a blog post, Google CEO Sundar Pachai introduced Bard AI, a reportedly competitors to the current headlines grabbing conversational chat-bot, ChatGPT, CNBC reports. Sundar writes:

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.

According to the BBC News, “Bard is built on Google’s existing large language model Lamda, which one engineer described as being so human-like in its responses that he believed it was sentient“.

Unlike the OpenAI, Google is reportedly taking more conservative approach before its public release. “We’ve been working on an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, that we’re calling Bard. … And today, we’re taking another step forward by opening it up to “trusted” testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks,” Sundar wrote in the announcement blog post.

Sundar writes “We’re releasing it initially with our lightweight model version of LaMDA. This much smaller model requires significantly less computing power, enabling us to scale to more users, allowing for 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”.

“Next month, we’ll start onboarding individual developers, creators and enterprises so they can try our Generative Language API, initially powered by LaMDA with a range of models to follow. Over time, we intend to create a suite of tools and APIs that will make it easy for others to build more innovative applications with AI,” Sundar added.