Google launches Bard AI, a new conversational AI service

Google launches Bard AI, a new conversational AI service

Google isn't ready to be threatened by ChatGPT. Google has been working with artificial intelligence tools for a long time, but now it has announced the next important step on its AI journey: Bard AI.

One of the most exciting opportunities is how AI can make it easier for people to get to the heart of what they want to do and get things done. When people think of Google, they often think of turning to us for quick factual answers, like how many keys a piano has? People are turning to Google for deeper insights and understanding — like, is the piano or guitar easier to learn, and how much practice does each need? Learning about a topic like this can take a lot of effort to figure out what you need to know, and people tend to want to explore a wide range of opinions or perspectives. In a blog post, Sundar Pichai said AI can help in these moments by synthesizing insights for questions where there is no one right answer.

In Google's words, Bard wants to combine the breadth of the world's knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses. Two years ago, Google unveiled next-generation language and conversation capabilities powered by our Language Model for Dialogue Applications or LaMDA for short. It has recently been working on an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, which Google is now calling Bard.

Google is opening up to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks due to the popularity of ChatGPT.

It is a really exciting time to be working on these technologies as we translate research and breakthroughs into products that truly help people. We are releasing it initially with our lightweight model version of LaMDA. This smaller model requires less computing power, allowing us to scale to more users, allowing for more feedback. We ll combine external feedback with internal testing to make sure Bard's responses meet a high bar for quality, safety and groundedness in real-world information. Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai, said that they were excited for this phase of testing to help us improve Bard's quality and speed.

In the next month, Google will start onboarding individual developers, creators and enterprises to try the Generative Language API, initially powered by LaMDA with a range of models to follow. Over time, Google intends to create a suite of tools and APIs that will make it easy for others to build more innovative applications with AI. It is important for startups to have the necessary computing power to build reliable and trustworthy AI systems. Google will aid in scaling these efforts through its Google Cloud partnerships with Cohere, C 3. ai and Anthropic, just announced last week.