Google’s LaMDA Is All Set To Launch OpenAI’s ChatGPT Competitor, “Bard”

LaMDA Powered AI Service “Bard” Will Compete With OpenAI’s ChatGPT


  • Google’s Bard is anticipated to be OpenAI-powered ChatGPT’s biggest rival.
  • LaMDA testing is restricted to individuals who have been approved.
  • Pichai said that AI would “synthesise insights” when people pose questions that don’t have one correct answer.

Google’s AI chatbot, Bard, is designed to rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Google CEO Sundar Pichai described Bard as an experimental service that will be accessible for public testing soon. The new chatbot leverages Google’s LaMDA technology or Language Model for Dialogue Applications. LaMDA previously made headlines when a Google engineer believed the chatbot to be sentient. The revelation by Google comes as the tech giant prepares to conduct an AI summit on Wednesday.

“We’ve been working on an experimental conversational AI service that we’re calling Bard, powered by LaMDA,” Pichai wrote in his blog post. He added that while preparations are underway to make it more widely accessible to the public in the coming weeks, the service would open to reliable testers first. Even Google’s LaMDA can be tested by the general public using the AI Test Kitchen app, although access is limited and waitlisted.

LaMDA testing is restricted to individuals who have been approved. Google’s adoption of a slightly more open strategy is quite evident in the case of Bard.

Here’s what a response given by Bard would look like
Here’s what a response given by Bard would look like

He said consumers could rely on Bard to simplify complex subjects, like comprehending the James Webb Space Telescope. The screenshots Google has provided indicate Bard’s ability to respond in a conversational style with longer paragraphs, much like ChatGPT does at the moment.

Pichai added that the model they are releasing is much more compact and lightweight, which would “need considerably less computational resources, enabling us to expand to more users, resulting in more input.” The blog post does not specify how a user can register for Bard. Additionally, it does not state Bard’s full range of talents; these specifics will probably be unveiled at the special event.

Google’s own AI event happens simultaneously as Microsoft has revealed a surprise AI event in collaboration with OpenAI. Microsoft is anticipated to disclose how it intends to include ChatGPT into its search engine Bing, which might also pose complications for Google Search business.

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Pichai’s blog post made it apparent that the business intends to include AI-powered Search functionality.  Pichai believes that users are resorting to Google for deeper insights and comprehension – for instance, “is the piano or guitar simpler to master, and how much practise does each require?” To comprehend topics like these, users want to explore a multitude of opinions and perspectives, which is precisely what AI would cater to.

So, evidently, AI would be used to “synthesise insights” when people pose questions that don’t have one correct answer.  Google will soon introduce “AI-powered features in Search that distil complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats to enable users to instantly understand and comprehend the big picture and learn more from the web. Ranging from seeking out additional perspectives, like blogs from people who play both the piano and the guitar, to gaining a deeper insight into a related topic, like steps to get started as a beginner, Google’s Bard will be the one-stop solution to all. If Google’s AI function is providing all the thorough answers, it is also unclear how this would affect traffic for other websites and blogs.

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