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Google Bard announced, a ChatGPT competitor build atop LaMDA

Google's Bard is the smart ChatGPT competitor we wanted. It is powered by LaMDA (Language for Dialogue Applications).

Edited By: Pranav Sawant

Published: Feb 07, 2023, 09:45 AM IST | Updated: Feb 07, 2023, 05:23 PM IST

Google Bard
Google Bard

Story Highlights

  • Google's new Bard AI service is a ChatGPT competitor.
  • Google's Bard is powered by LaMDA (Language for Dialogue Applications).
  • Bard is currently being tested, following which, it will be open for the public.

Google on Monday (February 6) announced Google Bard, an experimental AI service. Bard is the much-awaited ChatGPT competitor by Google. Sundar Pichai in a blog post on the same day revealed how Bard would help make lives easier with its very own conversation technology – LaMDA.

Google’s Bard is powered by LaMDA, here’s how it will work

Google’s Bard is an experimental AI service that will probably take on OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Bard is powered by Google’s very own conversation technology, LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications).

Google Bard

As you’d expect, Bard will distill the information available on the web instead of simply suggesting articles like how it is on Search. Google also plans to integrate its AI features into Search. This means you can ask a simple question like “how many keys does a piano have?” to a slightly complex question like ‘is the piano or guitar easier to learn, and how much practice does each need?”

Bard will also help simplify complex topics for you. In the blog post, Google demonstrated how bard can explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old.

Upon asking such questions, Bard will simplify things by listing down the answer in pointers, which is way better than going through a bunch of random articles on the web.

Google has confirmed that Bard has been released with a lightweight model version of LaMDA, which is a smaller model that requires less computing power. This will help Google to scale the AI chatbot to more users while also improving its speed and quality.

Although Bard has been unveiled, it’s currently with trusted testers. Once the testing is completed, it will be rolled out to the public in the ‘coming weeks’.

Now that the much-anticipated AI service by Google has been announced, it will be interesting to see how it fares against competitors like ChatGPT. Also, Microsoft is working with OpenAI to introduce ChatGPT-powered Bing search.

Google’s Bard, ChatGPT, and Microsoft’s ChatGPT-powered Bing — all that calls out for an interesting time for AI-driven tech.

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Author Name | Pranav Sawant

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