Alphabet, the company that owns Google, plans to compete with Microsoft by introducing a chatbot service and more artificial intelligence for its search engine and developers.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a blog post on Monday that the business is launching a conversational AI service called Bard to gather user input before going live to the general public.
According to the site, LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), which Google introduced two years ago, powers Bard, an experimental conversational AI service. Bard’s capabilities, according to the CEO, will combine the “strength, intelligence, and creativity of the company’s huge language models.”
Bard will research using both the information on the web and the responses offered by the users. The business is initially making the AI system and the LaMDA lightweight model version available to testers. The current emphasis is on gathering feedback to improve the AI system for potential future applications.
Google’s Bard is Alphabet’s response to Microsoft-led OpenAI’s ChatGPT. In comparison to TikTok and Instagram, ChatGPT has experienced the fastest consumer application growth rate in history. Just two months after its introduction, ChatGPT is reported to have attracted 100 million monthly active users in January.
In response to a user’s request, ChatGPT may produce articles, essays, jokes, and even poetry quickly. In the latter part of November, Microsoft-supported private business OpenAI made it freely accessible to everyone. The business has made ChatGPT Plus available to users in the US for a $20 monthly cost.
Through its Google Cloud alliances, Google is concentrating on supporting additional trustworthy AI systems in addition to Bard. Cohere, C3.ai, and Anthropic are some of these AI systems. Recently, it was revealed that Google has given Anthropic a nearly $400 million investment.