Google Launches AI Chatbot 'Bard' to Compete with ChatGPT

 Google Launches AI Chatbot 'Bard' to Compete with ChatGPT

Google has announced the launch of its AI chatbot named 'Bard' to compete with ChatGPT, the rival chatbot produced by the Elon Musk-funded artificial intelligence lab OpenAI. Bard is designed to be a companion to Google's primary service, search, and is described as an "experiment." The chatbot is built with in-house artificial intelligence software called Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA). The chatbot works by using massive amounts of data to predict how to respond to human queries. However, Google has acknowledged that its AI program does make mistakes, and Bard is still a work in progress.

Bard is currently available for limited beta access and will be tested by several users before being released for a larger global market. Unlike ChatGPT, Bard offers multiple alternatives for its responses and includes a 'Google it' button to enable users to conduct more user-friendly searches in the search engine. Bard is accessible through and requires users to sign up to gain initial access.

Although Bard's initial version can only respond in text, Google has promised to include audio and visual features in future releases. Bard is designed to increase productivity, accelerate the generation of ideas, and answer users' curiosity. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has requested that employees spend 2-4 hours training with Bard to improve its performance.

In conclusion, Bard's launch marks the official start of an AI arms race in Silicon Valley. While ChatGPT took the world by storm when it was launched in November 2022, Bard's release shows that the AI industry is constantly evolving, with every major tech company racing to release its own public-facing AI products. Google encourages users to give feedback to help improve Bard's performance before its release to the larger global market.