Bard, Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, has begun to be rolled out, but it is only available to certain users, who must be over 18.
Following the overwhelming reception to OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4, Google has introduced the first version of its artificial intelligence chatbot named Bard. It is now possible for users to sign up for a waitlist to gain access to Bard, which promises to assist users in outlining and writing essay draughts, planning an event or a travel itinerary, and getting ideas for dinner recipes.
CNN has been informed by Alphabet that the Google Search experience will be separated and that users can still access Search to verify the accuracy of its responses or sources. Google has announced that it will begin rolling out the tool in the United States and the United Kingdom and that it has future plans to expand it to more countries and languages.
Google’s version of generative AI Bard will initially launch in the United States and the United Kingdom. Google has been a slower and more cautious runner in developing generative AI. Users will be required to register before they can test it out.
LaMDA, an earlier language processing model developed by Google that was never entirely made available to the general public, is the ancestor of Bard. However, it did garner a lot of attention when one of the engineers who worked on it claimed that the machine’s responses were so convincing that he thought it was sentient. Google refuted the claims, and as a result, he lost his job.
Even though Bard was constructed on top of LaMDA, it is not the same thing at all. Google claims that it has put in a lot of effort to ensure that the flaws in earlier systems are not present in Bard. That means avoiding “hallucinations” when it makes up facts to avoid admitting that it doesn’t know an answer and ensuring “alignment,” keeping the conversation from veering off into disturbing or alarming tangents.
However, within hours of its launch, Bard was embroiled in a controversy after adding Gmail to its answers in response to a question about where Bard gets its dataset.
Kate Crawford, a researcher at Microsoft, was the one who initially shared the conversation with Bard. In it, she questioned the chatbot about the origins of its data sets. To share the conversation with others, Crawford wrote on Twitter, “Umm, anyone a little concerned that Bard is saying its training dataset includes… Gmail? I’m assuming that’s flat out wrong, otherwise, Google is crossing some serious legal boundaries.”
In an immediate response to Crawford’s post, Google provided a statement disputing the allegations. Google Workplace wrote, “Bard is an early experiment based on Large Language Models and will make mistakes. It is not trained on Gmail data.”
What Are Chatbots?
AI chatbots can be programmed to respond to questions posed online in a natural and convincingly human way. They can write anything, from essays for students and computer code to public speeches and marketing copy.
According to the company that developed ChatGPT, OpenAI, the app had more than one million users in less than a week after its release in November 2022.
The software giant Microsoft has put billions of dollars into it, and just one month ago, it integrated the product into the Bing search engine it owns. It has also disclosed its intentions to incorporate a version of the technology into its office applications, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Differences Between Bard & Chat CPT
In contrast to ChatGPT, Bard is connected to the live internet and can import answers from other websites whenever they are required. It can tell me the result of Manchester United’s most recent game, whereas OpenAI’s bot is forced to admit that it does not know recent data. This method works well for simple queries – which may be easy for Google.
How To Sign Up
Users in the United States and the United Kingdom can now access Google’s Bard chatbot by signing up for a waitlist on the website bard.google.com. The chatbot is Google’s response to ChatGPT, the popular conversational chatbot that currently leads the pack in the category of artificial intelligence chatbots.