We’ve all heard about OpenAI’s new ChatGPT, but what about Google’s new AI-powered features in Google Search called Bard?
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, announced the soft launch of Bard to a certain number of “trusted testers,” who are checking out what the real experimental release looks like.
What is Bard?
Google said that Bard is an experimental conversational AI service, which is powered by LaMDA, which was two years ago, at the 2021 Google I/O keynote, as the company’s next-generation language and conversation capabilities.
According to Google:
“Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses. Bard can be an outlet for creativity, and a launchpad for curiosity, helping you to explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best strikers in football right now, and then get drills to build your skills.”
The following screenshot shows how Google Search uses AI to respond to long queries with a long AI-generated response, giving us an idea of how the search engine could integrate AI-generated answers into Google Search.
“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.”
In regards to the competition, Microsoft is rumored to be bringing GPT-4 to Bing search in some way in the future.