After demoing it about a month back, Google has finally launched its conversational AI called “Bard”. It runs on Google’s LaMDA language model and is currently under an experimental phase, available to select users in the US and the UK. Bard is Google’s direct answer to the widely popular conversational AI “ChatGPT” from OpenAI.
Google Bard AI Chatbot Overview:
As mentioned before, this chatbot is powered by Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) and uses a wide range of data available online to provide users with relevant and high-quality responses. According to Google, this is a supplement to “Search” rather than a replacement for traditional search engines.
Its homepage is similar to that of ChatGPT and GPT-4-powered Bing. But contrary to the competition, Google includes a disclaimer at the bottom that reads, “Bard may display inaccurate or offensive information that does not represent Google’s views.” Unlike other chatbots, Bard displays three responses to a single query, all of which are nearly identical with minor differences.
Also supports voice input
Each response includes a prominent “Google it” button that takes users to a related Google search. You can also ask Bard questions using your voice, just like you do with Google Assistant; something not available in ChatGPT.
So far, several users from the United States and the United Kingdom have tested Bard. And most of them say Bard responds faster than its competitors, possibly because there are fewer users on the platform. But they’ve also highlighted that Google’s solution lacks the same level of creativity and accuracy (mostly while doing maths and grammar).
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Google Bard vs OpenAI ChatGPT:
Everyone is waiting to see who will win this AI battle between ChatGPT and Bard. And as of now, ChatGPT seems to produce accurate results in the majority of cases because it is better trained than Bard.
Bard is indeed immature in comparison to ChatGPT as of now, but Google is constantly taking user feedback and improving Bard.
Google Bard: Availability
As mentioned before, this AI chatbot from Google is currently available in the US and UK only. And Google says it will expand to more countries and languages over time.
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