Google has launched Bard, it’s latest AI chatbot which will go head-to-head with other generative AI platforms such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, announced the service in a recent blog post and stated that it is currently undergoing testing and will be made available to the public in the near future.
“We’ve been working on an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, that we’re calling Bard. And today, we’re taking another step forward by opening it up to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks,” he writes.
The news comes as the search giant’s core product, online search, faces the risk of losing relevance due to the rise of AI chatbots.
Bard will use vast amounts of online data at its disposal that will allow Google to distill complex information into easily digestible formats and provide high-quality responses to users.
“Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models,” Pichai adds. “It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses.”
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Users can expect to see new AI features, presumably powered by Bard, on Google Search in the near future.