Artificial Intelligence (AI) keeps getting more and more attention in the media as new AI advancements rings in our ear almost every day. However, most of the news we hear about AI developments is related to ChatGPT. Even trillion-dollar tech companies like Google still lags behind OpenAI when it comes to AI technology.

Google Bard

However, Google is now looking to change this. The CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced that they will be upgrading Bard AI to more capable models next week. Here are the details…

Google Bard AI To Be Upgraded next week – Google CEO

Google unveiled their AI chatbot named Bard a while ago, which was supposed to compete with ChatGPT. However, the chatbot gave an wrong response which was an embarrassing moment for the company. This caused a loss of $100 billion in market value for the tech giant. In response to critiques of Bard’s failed demo in February, the CEO of Google has recently addressed the issue.

CEO Sundar Pichai “assured” listeners in an interview for The New York Times’ Hard Fork podcast on Friday that Bard would soon be upgraded to a more capable Pathways Language Model (PaLM).

Pichai explained that PaLM is a more current language model that is larger in scale and better suited to handle tasks such as logical reasoning and coding issues. Bard is currently operating on a lightweight and efficient version of LaMDA.

The upgrade to PaLM will bring more capabilities, such as better math problem-solving and reasoning skills.

Pichai acknowledged that the company’s conservative approach to AI development had contributed to Bard’s limitations. He revealed that he had discussed the project with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and that it was important not to release a more capable model before they could handle it well.

Despite the setbacks, Pichai is optimistic about the future of AI and its potential benefits. However, he also emphasized the importance of anticipating the risks associated with AI’s rapid growth and evolving to meet those challenges.

Bard was released to the general public in the U.S. and U.K. on March 21 but has failed to generate as much attention as Microsoft’s Bing AI chatbot and OpenAI’s ChatGPT. With the upcoming upgrade, Google hopes to catch up to its rivals in the AI chatbot space.


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