Google Bard: Stiff competition to Microsoft’s ChatGPT? All to know about Google’s AI service

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Google launches AI powered chatbot Bard

Google unveiled its experimental AI service chatbot called Bard, as the company races to catch up with the viral chatbot ChatGPT from the Microsoft-backed firm OpenAI.

Google Bard: What is Bard?

Bard is a conversational AI tool which uses Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA). It is similar to ChatGPT and provides human-like responses to simple and complex questions. 

Google Bard: How does Bard work?

According to Google, Bard uses online resources to produce original responses. Google’s language model LaMDA - which is built on the Transformer neural network architecture, serves as the brain of Google's chatbot.

Interestingly, ChatGPT utilises the Transformer-based GPT-3 language as the backbone of its AI powered chatbot. Transformer was created by Google Research and released for use in 2017.

Currently, Bard is available only to select users as it is still in the testing phase. Google expects to release the chatbot for global users in the coming weeks. 

Google Bard: ChatGPT vs Bard

The main difference between Google’s Bard and ChatGPT is that bard has the capability to surf the web real time to provide human-like text to questions asked. Whereas, ChatGPT can only provide information which is in its knowledge repository. ChatGPT’s knowledge is limited only till 2021. 

Google Bard: Which other AI chatbots are out there?

China based technology firm Baidu announced it is about to launch its AI powered chatbot called Ernie. 

The company said in a statement that its AI chatbot project will likely complete internal testing in March before being made public, and that it will be named “Ernie bot” in English or “Wenxin Yiyan” in Chinese.