Google has recently announced the release of its new artificial intelligence (A.I.) chatbot, Bard, in response to ChatGPT, the popular language model by OpenAI. Bard uses LaMDA, Google’s language model built on the Transformer neural network architecture, to provide fresh, high-quality responses to a variety of queries in a conversational manner.
Currently, Bard is only accessible to select users, but Google plans to receive feedback and make it more widely available in the near future. The company is also using this feedback to ensure that Bard’s responses are of high quality, safe, and grounded in real-world information. Google is also working to improve its search capabilities with AI features. Despite some initial concerns over LaMDA’s potential for offering racist and sexist responses, Google is confident in the development of its AI technology and the responsible use of generative AI.
The company is also aware of the importance of feedback and constant improvement, as seen with ChatGPT’s ongoing upgrades. CEO Sundar Pichai has expressed confidence in Google’s investments in AI and the company’s commitment to developing AI responsibly. In addition to Bard, Google is also focusing on improving its AI-powered search features to provide users with better, easy-to-digest information from the web. These efforts align with Google’s AI Principles, which were first published in 2018 and emphasize the responsible development and use of AI technology.