SAN FRANCISCO, USA — Google has taken a step closer to catching up with Microsoft-backed ChatGPT by inviting people in the United States and Britain on Tuesday, March 21st, to test its own AI chatbot, known as Bard.
This move comes as artificial intelligence apps such as ChatGPT have become a major phenomenon in the tech industry, generating essays, poems, and computing code on command.
The business stated in a blog post on Tuesday that users in the US and the UK may sign up for a waitlist, to which people will be added on a rolling basis. Bard is Google’s attempt to catch up to OpenAI Inc. in the fight for artificial intelligence.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai shared that Bard was tested with 80,000 Google employees before being opened up to the public in the US and UK. This initial test is a “first step” before rolling out the chatbot in other languages and countries.
“As more people start to use Bard and test its capabilities, they’ll surprise us,” Pichai stated in a staff document seen by AFP.
“Things will go wrong. But the user feedback is critical to improving the product and the underlying technology,” added Pichai, who had faced some criticism within the company for rushing to catch up with Microsoft.
Bard is the latest addition to Google’s suite of AI language models and follows in the footsteps of other well-known models such as BERT and GPT-3. The chatbot has been trained on a vast amount of data and is able to generate coherent and contextually appropriate responses to user input.
“We’ve learned a lot so far by testing Bard, and the next critical step in improving it is to get feedback from more people,” Google vice presidents Sissie Hsiao and Eli Collins said in a blog post.
The testing of Bard with the public is a significant move for Google, as it seeks to establish itself as a leader in the field of natural language processing.
While Google’s Bard is still in its early stages, it will be interesting to see how it performs in comparison to ChatGPT and other AI language models. –WhatALife!/Jayve
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