Google has unveiled Bard. And it has been his own sundar pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet who has published a text on the official Google blog to announce that Bard “will be available to the public in the coming weeks.” With that name they have baptized their own experimental conversational AI based on LaMDA and that must compete with ChatGPT. And it is that nobody escapes that the meticulousness and secrecy of Google has been blown up by the media pressure generated by OpenAI and its conversational AI that is so much to talk about.
While companies like Google, Microsoft, Meta either Amazon They have been working with artificial intelligence for years in a more or less discreet way, Open AI From the beginning, it has opted to make its developments known to the general public in order to gain notoriety. And it has worked. Microsoft has made the decision to integrate ChatGPT into its Bing search engine. And in the medium term it will also do so in some of its applications such as the Office office suite. And Google has had no choice but to jump on the bandwagon with Bard.
In the words of sundar pichai“Bard aims to combine the breadth of the knowledge of the world with the power, intelligence and creativity of our great linguistic models. It feeds on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses. Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launching pad for curiosity.” And as an example of what this AI will do, Pinchai says that he will be able to “explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.” to a 9 year old boy” or “learn more about the best forwards in soccer right now, and then get drills to improve your skills.”
This will be Bard, Google’s conversational AI
Bard is Google’s answer to ChatGPT. And like it or not, most of those who have tried ChatGPT have first discovered artificial intelligence through this online app. So Google has been forced to offer something as similar as possible. So the result will be an online application with a search box in which to enter your questions, click on the button Send and watch the magic come true.
In the words of Google, you can use Bard “to simplify complex texts”. That is, from a knowledge database, this AI will summarize that content to offer it to you ordered, classified and explained so that even “a 9-year-old child” understands it. Something like what ChatGPT has been doing but with the advantage that Bard does not have the limitations of ChatGPT. And you have access to the millions of pages indexed in Google to give current answers to questions that have to do with recent moments.
Another advantage of Bard over ChatGPT is that it uses Google’s AI, LaMDA. Acronym for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, or Linguistic model for dialog applications. Google has been working on it for more than two years and will offer a “light version” of LaMDA to work with Bard. Thus, this conversational AI will be available to the general public without the need to dedicate excessive resources in terms of computing power. Something that does happen with LaMDA in its full version.
Training the AI with your questions
On the other hand, bard will meet two objectives. The main one is to make it known to the whole world what has google been working on all these years in the field of artificial intelligence. And, by the way, they will test how their artificial intelligence behaves before millions of people. Hence they have been taken security measures to avoid uncomfortable situations like the ones Microsoft experienced with its chatbot.
Some details remain about Bard. Everything indicates that it will be an online application. As the screenshots provided by Google show, you will be able to value the answers of this AI with an approve button and a disapprove button. Thumbs up. Thumbs down. you can also ask bard to reply again to the same question in search of new results. the button check it possibly serve for compare answers from Bard with Google search results. And from the dropdown on the right, maybe you can share the answer on social networks.
we’ll probably have to sign up to use it, taking advantage of our Google ID. From there, maybe there is some usage limit if there is still a flood of requests. What is clear is that if the experiment goes well, sooner rather than later Google will integrate its AI into its search engine to enrich and improve the way it currently has of answer certain questions.
Google’s long road to reach Bard
Putting aside the expectation that has caused ChatGPT, Microsoft’s million-dollar investment and Bard’s announcement, which we will see in the coming weeks, what is more or less clear is that Google has a lot at stake. At least for the public and the media. Your conversational AI is going to be analyzed and compared with ChatGPT. So you will have to offer answers with the same quality or, if possible, much higher than your rival.
As several experts point out, both Microsoft as Google, Goal either Amazon they carry more time and have dedicated more effort to work on their own artificial intelligences. means like The Economist analyzed the Scientific Publications either papers published in arXiv by these companies to discuss their AI research versus the volume of OpenAI publications. And Google wins street. However, OpenAI’s strategy has been to curry favor with the people.
But do not forget that Google acquired years ago DeepMind and it has been giving good results for years in fields such as disease research. So he has two open fronts in artificial intelligence research. DeepMind and Google AI. And in his letter of introduction to Bardthe CEO of the company himself recalled several of the previous developments in this field, such as BERT either MUM. Or recently announced technologies that create content from requests, like MusicLM.
The future of search engines at stake
In short, the competition between ChatGPT and Bard is going to change search engines as we know them. As Sundar Pichai himself points out, “increasingly, people turn to Google to gain deeper information and understanding”. It is no longer enough to index websites or extract content from those pages to display it in an organized way. The use of artificial intelligence in search engines will help to obtain direct answers, saving us the task of processing that information. The AI will do it for you.
“Soon, you will see AI-powered features that exude complex information and multiple perspectives in easy-to-digest formats, so you can quickly understand the big picture and learn more from the web: whether it’s looking for additional insights, like blogs from people who play both piano and guitar, or delving into a related topic, like getting started steps like beginner. These new AI features will start rolling out to Google Search soon”.
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