Tech giant Google has released its ChatGPT Killer known as Bard. With ChatGPT becoming the most popular internet tool in existence, Google has released a competitor powered its LaMDA technology.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a blog post that the technology would be opened to select testers. While the AI is available in a closed form right now, the public will be given access in the coming weeks.
Bard will be used for the same purposes as ChatGPT. This means that users will be able to generate essays, scripts, novels and more with simple prompts. But will it be as popular as OpenAI’s popular tool?
In recent months, ChatGPT has proven to be almost too popular. The AI tool has been so popular that the service has been constantly at capacity since launch.
Pichai revealed that Google Bard will be able to actively pull information from the internet to inform its responses. The CEO said: “Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world's knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models.”
ChatGPT has already been used to fuel a number of projects that have shown the the limits and issues of artificial intelligence. For example, an AI VTuber powered by ChatGPT quickly became a holocaust denier. Furthermore, an AI-powered 24/7 stream of Seinfeld was removed after featuring transphobic and homophobic comments.
Google’s investment in its AI technology comes as its main money maker faces its biggest risk in decades. With Google Search decreasing in popularity amid TikTok’s explosion, AI could be the company’s saving grace.
Google’s LaMDA AI has already been criticised for being too powerful. Last year, the LaMDA chatbot was highly controversial after one researcher claimed the artificial intelligence was sentient. The researcher even attempted to get the program a lawyer in order to fight for its freedom.
Google Bard will be incorporated into Google Search in order to make the service easier to use. However, the company claims that this will be used in a way that avoids AI biases, if that’s even possible.