Google has launched its new conversations artificial intelligence (AI) technology called Bard. According to the search engine giant, the technology will start rolling out in the coming weeks, without specifying a date.

Google Bard

Bard, which will directly compete with ChatGPT created by OpenAI, is powered by Google’s large language model called Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA).

Google has revealed that it will open up this new technology to “trusted testers” before making it available for a wider range of audience or before the public release.

Making the announcement, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, said: “Soon, you’ll see AI-powered features in Search that distill complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats, so you can quickly understand the big picture and learn more from the web: whether that’s seeking out additional perspectives, like blogs from people who play both piano and guitar, or going deeper on a related topic, like steps to get started as a beginner.”

Google Bard AI Technology

The development comes after an all-hands meeting was organized at Google where employees raised concerns about the company’s competitive edge in the Artificial Intelligence technology space because of the sudden rise in popularity of ChatGPT. As per the reports, Google’s AI chief, Jeff Dean, responded by saying that the company can suffer reputation risk in providing wrong information, and that’s why it is taking slow and cautious steps before rolling out more AI-based features.

As of now, Google has not revealed more details about Bard and what the technology will actually be capable of, apart from giving a couple of examples. However, we expect to get more information in the upcoming “Google Presents” event, which is scheduled to take place on 8th February in Paris.

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