Bard is Google’s experimental conversational AI platform
Like ChatGPT, Bard is conversational and based on the Google Language Model for Chat Applications (LaMDA). It will be available for use by trusted testers before Google opens it up and makes it more widely available to the public.
Pichai explains where Bard will get his information from and more, writing, “Bard seeks to combine the breadth of knowledge of the world with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our great language models. It draws on the information from the web to provide new insights and Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launch pad for curiosity, helping you explain discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best strikers in football right now, then get drills to develop your skills.”
And while ChatGPT is considered a replacement for search, Google is using its artificial intelligence capabilities to improve search. Pichai points to the change in Google search queries that helps users get the answers to the questions they want to ask deep within. “When people think of Google, they often think of turning to us for quick factual answers, like ‘how many keys does a piano have?'”
Google will add AI capabilities to search
The executive continues: “But increasingly, people are turning to Google for more in-depth information and understanding, for example: ‘Is piano or guitar easier to learn, and how much practice each need?” Learning about a topic like this can take a lot of effort to figure out what you really need to know, and people often want to explore a wide range of opinions or perspectives.” Eventually, Google will offer tools and APIs that will allow others to develop informative apps with Bard’s AI capabilities.
Google will soon add AI capabilities to its search app
But soon, Google plans to add artificial intelligence features to search that will transform complex information from different sides of the story into “easy-to-digest formats.” You will be able to understand the big picture and learn more from the internet. Pichai says new AI features will soon be available on Google Search. The idea is to create new ways for users to take advantage of the information they receive from Google search, whether the search response is video, sound, images or language.
The Google CEO promises that when it comes to AI, he will be “bold with innovation and responsible in our approach”. The exec hinted that we’ll see Bard begin to make its mark on Google Search and other Google apps “in the weeks and months to come.”
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