Users can now sign up to use Google’s AI-powered Bard, which competes with Microsoft’s Bing chatbot. The feature was introduced today. Bard is an experimental conversational AI service for Google Search that was launched for the first time back in February.
People interested in Bard can sign up for the waitlist on Google’s website to gain access. Many users have mentioned receiving invitation emails only a few hours after signing up for the service. According to Google, Bard is capable of performing the following extensive set of sample functions:
- Why is it possible for lightning to strike the same spot twice?
- Assistance with writing your debut book
- Prepare an outfit list for your weekend getaway.
- Plan a blog article on your favorite summertime mocktails.
- Identify the possible causes of huge language models’ errors.
- Create a tagline for your art studio.
- Recommend including high-protein foods in a vegan diet.
Access to the beta version of Bard is currently only available in the United States and the United Kingdom, and the waiting period is still being determined. Requesting an invitation with a Google Workspace account is not something that Google permits.
According to Google, Bard uses a “lightweight and streamlined version of LaMDA.” As a result, the experience provided by the chatbot will be distinct from that provided by the OpenAI-powered Bing chat interface.
Google maintains that Bard is “complementary” to Google Search and is not intended to be a replacement for the latter. Google informs users that Bard learns from a wide variety of information, including biases and assumptions that exist in the actual world. As a result, the chatbot may deliver erroneous, misleading, or untrue information. It will improve over time based on the feedback that users provide, and Google plans to add more languages and capabilities in the future, such as coding.
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