Google to Launch ChatGPT Competitor ‘Bard’ in the Coming Weeks

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Google has officially released its ChatGPT competitor, called Bard, to early testers with plans for a launch in the coming weeks. The company announced the release of its very own AI chatbot to rival to the viral sensation that OpenAI’s latest program has become.

Bloomberg reported the company has released its “new conversation AI serviced, called BArd,” that would be available to “trusted testers,” as it prepares for public release. Thus far, there is no timetable for its official launch.

Google Begins Testing ChatGPT Competitor

The AI arms race is officially in full swing, as Google has released its very own ChatGPT competitor to early testers. The program is a conversational AI similar to the OpenAI-developed program. They are seeking to execute a similar functionality.

According to the report, Bard will seek to “generate detailed answers when given simple prompts, such as what to make for lunch or how to plan a friend’s baby shower.” Since the incredible success of ChatGPT, it was only a matter of time until other tech firm set their sights on emulating the meteoric rise.

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In a blog post announcing the news, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai spoke on the testing phase. “We’ll combine external feedback with our own internal testing to make sure Bard’s responses meet a high bar of quality, safety, and groundedness in real-world information,” Pichai stated.

Additionally stating, “We’re excited for this phase of testing to help us continue to learn and improve Bard’s quality and speed.” The program will be powered by Google’s LaMDA technology, which is their language model.

Moreover, the Bloomberg report has also noted that the selected testers were a, “geographically diverse group of people outside of the company who will help it improve and understand how regular users will encounter AI service in real life,” according to a Google spokesperson.