Google to Launch Chat GPT rival, Bard

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Google is planning to release its own conversational Artificial Intelligence service called Bard.

Google said Bard is now available to trusted testers ahead of making it more generally available to the public.

The company released a search trends report last week, which showed that more people across the globe have an interest in AI.

Google’s plan arrived as a reaction to popular OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which has become an international trend since its launch in December 2022.

Announcing the release of Bard during the company’s earnings call, Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, said AI has become a priority for the company in the last six years.

Explaining Google’s plan toward the establishment of Bard, he noted the company has always put AI as part of its target.

“Two years ago, we unveiled next-generation language and conversation capabilities powered by our Language Model for Dialogue Applications (or LaMDA for short). We’ve been working on an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, that we’re calling Bard.

“Bard seeks 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.

“Bard can be an outlet for creativity, and a launch pad 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,” Pichai said.

He disclosed expressed confidence that AI is the most insightful technology the company is working on at the moment.

He said, “Whether it’s helping doctors detect diseases earlier or enabling people to access information in their language, AI helps people, businesses, and communities unlock their potential. And it opens up new opportunities that could significantly improve billions of lives.
That’s why we re-oriented the company around AI six years ago, and why we see it as the most important way we can deliver on our mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

NP/Dominica Nwabufo

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