Google has made a major announcement at its recent Live From Paris event, revealing more details about Bard, its coming conversational AI chatbot-search technology.
Following Microsoft, which just launched its updated version of Bing powered by OpenAI's AI technology, Google's Bard is aimed to be the next big thing in the AI and search industries.
Bard, a ChatGPT-style competitor, has already been made available to a select group of testers in chatbot form and will be accessible to developers, creators, and enterprises via API next month. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has called on employees in an internal email to test the company's search chatbot for improvements.
Using a lightweight version of Google's proprietary language model technology, LaMDA, Bard supposedly will be using a much stronger AI language model than those currently available from OpenAI (ChatGTPT/GPT).
Difference to Traditional Search Queries
In a demo in Paris, Google Senior VP Prabhakar Raghavan highlighted how traditional search queries are often not straightforward, and users are searching for a more conversational experience. Raghavan explained how Bard's generative AI features will provide users with the right insights by organizing complex information and multiple viewpoints.
For example, asking “what are the best constellations to look for when stargazing,” Bard will offer a detailed and conversational answer directly on the search page, providing users with a quick understanding of the big picture and the ability to explore different angles.
With its user-friendly approach and impressive capabilities, Bard surely will change the way we access information and search for answers online.
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