Google has just announced the release of Bard, its ChatGPT competitor.
Users in the United Kingdom and the United States can join a waitlist at bard.google.com. The company describes Bard as an “early experiment that allows you to collaborate with generative AI.”
Bard, like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing chatbot, is a chatbot based on a large language model. You can interact with Bard to ask questions and refine the answers with follow-up questions.
“You can use Bard to boost your productivity, accelerate your ideas and fuel your curiosity. You might ask Bard to give you tips to reach your goal of reading more books this year, explain quantum physics in simple terms or spark your creativity by outlining a blog post,” Google VP of Product Sissie Hsiao and Google VP of Research Eli Collins wrote in a blog post.
When Google first unveiled Bard last month, the only thing to see was a lengthy blog post written by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
The model used in Bard is based on Google’s own LaMDA, which the company operates in a lightweight and optimized version.
In a conference in Paris, Google explained that Bard would work particularly well for ‘NORA’ queries — questions to which there’s ‘no one right answer’.
Of course, conversational AI raises concerns about accuracy, information sources, and ethical stopgap.
Bard, unlike Microsoft’s Bing chatbot, lacks footnotes with web sources.
These footnotes can assist you in verifying the correctness of the answer. If you’re unsatisfied with Bard’s response, Google allows you to see more results for the same query. To load more answers, click the ‘View other draughts’ button in the top right corner.
Bard is currently a separate product from Google’s search engine. From the search results, it appears that you are unable to interact with Bard.