Bard, the artificial intelligence chat created by Google. It is an alternative to ChatGPT and ChatGPT Plus with which the search engine company intends to have its own competitor in this field.
Google Bard has not been officially launched, so we do not yet have all the information about what it is capable of doing.
What is Google Bard?
Bard is an Artificial Intelligence system created by Google. It is a conversational system, so you will be able to interact with it through normal messages. In these messages, you will write something you want to know or want it to do, and Bard will respond or do it.
This AI from the search engine giant is based on LaMDA, a powerful experimental language model designed by Google specifically for dialog applications. This model had been in a very closed testing phase for some time, as only a few people had access to it.
For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in the Internet search market. However, this position has recently been threatened by the arrival of AI models capable of giving you information in a conversational way. If you want to search for something on Google, you have to look through its websites, while AIs like ChatGPT are trained to give you a direct answer.
From the very beginning, Google already had a direct competitor to ChatGPT, called LaMDA. However, the search engine company preferred not to take it out of the lab to avoid damaging its reputation, as they did not consider it to be ready yet.
However, shortly afterwards and in view of ChatGPT’s growing popularity, they decided to activate a “code red” to launch their own alternative as soon as possible and not be left behind in the AI boom. And after previous rumors, on February 7 they presented Bard, their own conversational AI that will be available soon.
The term LaMDA stands for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, although for its official launch they have decided to change its name to simply Bard. But LaMDA has already left us with some curious news in the past, such as an engineer fired for suggesting he had a “conscience”.
At first Bard will be released with a reduced model of LaMDA, which requires less computing power and so can be used by more people. With this, they will be able to get comments and feedback from users who use it, which combined with Google’s own internal testing will help further develop the AI and improve its responses.
How Google Bard works?
Bard will be constantly connected to the Internet. This is very important, since AI chat systems such as ChatGPT are not, so they are not useful to obtain information related to current events, and in many cases they can give you outdated information.
Bard will get the information directly from the Internet, and use it to create current and quality answers. The idea is that you can ask questions in natural language, as you would ask anyone else, and Bard will first understand what you want to say, and then be able to give you an accurate answer almost immediately.
Bard will be integrated as a search function within Google, so it will not be independent of the search engine. The idea is to keep users coming back to Google to unleash their creativity and make requests to Bard.
We do not yet know what kind of requests we will be able to make beyond getting answers to questions. ChatGPT has many functions, so it is to be expected that Bard will also allow us to do many other things. Although it has not yet been specified which ones.
About this, Google has only said that it can be used to satisfy curiosity or to give free rein to creativity. We can use it to explain things to a child or even to create training routines to improve your skills.
When will Bard arrive?
Google has been quick to announce its new AI, especially because one of its major competitors, Microsoft, has announced that it will implement the GPT-4 model in Bing, having ChatGPT in its search engine. Therefore, Google is already announcing that they are also going to do something similar, but with their own model.
However, there is still no arrival date for Bard.
As soon as there is new information about Google Bard, Unimedia Tech will communicate the respective news.