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  • Writer's pictureMarcelo Lewin

Google Introduces Bard, a ChatGPT Competitor

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai

Google announced Bard, their competitor to ChatGPT. Ironically, the first part of this article you are reading was written mainly using OpenAI's GPT-3 via a very cool tool called MultiFlow. You can check out the "flow" I created to summarize Google's announcement article.

Announcement Summary (written by AI)

Google's article discusses how AI is the most profound technology they are working on today and how it has the potential to improve billions of lives. It discusses how Google is re-orienting the company around AI and how they are making investments in AI across the board. They then moved on to introduce Bard, an experimental conversational AI service, and discussed how it seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge (via Google Search) with the power, intelligence and creativity of their large language models. They finished the article by discussing how AI can be used to improve Search for billions of people and how they are working to bring these latest AI advancements into their products.

Article Highlights (written by AI)
  • Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and Alphabet. Google is focused on developing products and services that use the latest advances in AI.

  • Google was one of the first companies to publish a set of AI Principles in 2018 and is committed to developing AI responsibly.

  • One opportunity for Google is how AI can deepen the understanding of information and turn it into useful knowledge more efficiently.

  • In the near future, you'll see AI-powered features in Search that distill complex information into easy-to-digest formats.

  • Google works with governments and external organizations to develop standards and best practices for AI.

  • Google will continue to be bold with innovation and responsible in its approach to AI.

Extra Notes comparing ChatGPT and Bard (written by an actual human, specifically, Marcelo Lewin)
  • Two years ago, Google introduced conversation capabilities in the Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA)

  • The incorporation of LaMDA with conversational capabilities is what Google is now introducing as Bard, a competitor to ChatGPT. Similar to what OpenAI did by adding conversational capabilities to GPT-3 in ChatGPT.

  • Bard will draw on information from the web to provide up to date information, whereas ChatGPT is limited to information published from 2021 and before.

  • They are releasing a lightweight model version of LaMDA so they can scale to more users. ChatGPT did the same thing with a lightweight version of GPT-3.

  • They will combine external feedback with their internal feedback to improve Bard and to make sure it's safe for everyone to use. Similar to what ChatGPT is doing with the "thumbs up and down" voting mechanism.

  • Google is working to bring LaMDA, PaLM, Imagen and MusicLM, which allow you to engage with and create language, audio, image and video, into all of their products. Similar to what Microsoft is doing with ChatGPT and OpenAI.

  • Google will be adding AI functionality into their search so that it can distill complex information into easy to digest formats. Microsoft is doing the same with OpenAI in Bing.

  • They will start onboarding developers, creators and enterprises in March 2023 so they can try the Generative Language API, powered by LaMDA with more models to follow.

  • They announced Google Cloud partnerships with Cohere, and Anthropic. OpenAI has the partnership with Microsoft in Azure.

What an exciting time to be alive and in the tech industry. Now we have 2 huge players in conversational AI, Google and Microsoft (err....OpenAI). I'm sure Amazon and Apple will follow soon.

Check out the original Google announcement here.

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