Google is developing an all-new “conversational AI” service called Bard, a rival to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. announced on monday. Unlike Google Search, where searching for something brings up a list of links, Bard can answer more complex questions directly. For example, you can compare two movies or plan your lunch based on what you have in your fridge.
“The Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a springboard for curiosity, explaining new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learning about football’s best strikers right now.” It’s a drill to learn more and build skills,” Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai wrote. blog postHe added that he has taken steps to ensure that Bard’s responses “meet our high standards of quality, safety and grounds for real-world information.”
Bard will be available to the general public “in the next few weeks,” Google said. Currently only available to Google’s “Trusted Testers”. A Google spokesperson told her BuzzFeed News that these testers are a diverse group of people outside the company who use the product to understand how regular users would experience it. .
Google’s announcement highlights the pressure Google is feeling as a result of the popularity of ChatGPT, created by San Francisco-based OpenAI. OpenAI is partially backed by his tech giant, Microsoft. reportedly integrates ChatGPT into the search engine Bing. Launched in November, ChatGPT has more than 30 million users and about 5 million hits per day, according to the New York Times. report.
ChatGPT’s popularity is ringing alarm bells within Google. Google sees chatbots that answer people’s questions directly, without having to navigate through pages of search results, as an existential threat to their business.Last year, Google executives Reportedly, Internal “code red” and speeding up the work of various AI projects.Last week, Google invested Anthropic is an AI startup founded by former OpenAI executives in 2021.
One of the biggest differences between Google’s Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT seems to be Bard’s ability to pull answers to questions about current events from the web, which ChatGPT doesn’t do well.
Google also plans to integrate AI-generated responses to complex questions directly into search, the company said. It looks like this: