This week Google announced Bard, a new conversational AI tool from Google, will be available to the public in the coming weeks. The technology, which will initially only be accessible to a few select partners, uses Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) to respond to users by gathering data from the internet.
The launch of Bard comes in the wake of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which, two months after its debut, had amassed 100 million users. In the opinion of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, AI is the most significant technology and the key to realizing the company’s objective. The business is infusing AI into its products, beginning with new capabilities in Google search that could soon display text produced by AI for more complex search queries.
Google has been on high alert since Microsoft announced its imminent ChatGPT integration into Bing and its strengthening partnership with OpenAI, which poses the first credible threat to Google’s search business in years. This post will be revised with further details as they become available.