Google has begun to make its artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot available to the public, which it has named Bard..
It wants to compete with ChatGPT, the program launched by OpenAI in November 2022 and backed by Microsoft, which reached one million users in less than a month.
Are two big tech companies They will now compete to corner the market.
Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in ChatGPT, incorporating the product into your Bing search engine last month.
It has also revealed plans to bring a version of the technology to its office applications, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Google has been slower and more cautious in the generative AI race with Bard, which launches in the US and UK to start.
Artificial intelligence chatbots are programmed to answer questions using natural human-like language.
They can write anything from marketing speeches and copy to computer code and student essays.
These are the 4 key differences between the two tools:
1. Updated data
Unlike its competitor ChatGPT, Bard can access up-to-date information from the internet and has a “Google it” button which gives direct access to the search engine.
The knowledge database of ChatGPT only extends to the year 2021. For example, you can’t answer questions about the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
But Bard can access current information.
He was able to respond to the TikTok ban on UK government phones posted on the BBC website a few days ago.
This is a key difference between the two and where experts believe Bard could best his rival.
means that Google’s system has he potential to present more accurate information when it comes to current events and research.
But Google warned that Bard would have “limitations” and said it could share misinformation and show bias.
This is because “learns” from real world informationin which such biases currently exist, which means that stereotypes and misinformation may appear in your answers.
bard is scheduled not to answer questions offensivetosy has filters to prevent you from sharing harmful, illegal, sexually explicit or personally identifiable information.
But “like any method, these security measures will occasionally failsaid Zoubin Ghahramani, vice president of Google Research.
2. Data sources
Bard is a descendant of an earlier language model of google called lamdawhich was never fully opened to the public.
However, it attracted a lot of attention when one of the engineers who worked on it claimed that his answers were so convincing that he believed the program was smart and had own conscience.
Google denied the claims and the engineer was fired.
Bard’s power will allow him to check font name where you search for data, such as Wikipedia.
ChatGPT knows several languages, including he Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese and Korean, although his proficiency in the answers varies by language and his primary language is English.
Bard is only available in English.
Google’s senior director of product Jack Krawczyk told the BBC that Bard is “an experiment” and hopes people will use it as a “launching pad for creativity.”
The manager showed an example of how Bard had helped him plan your child’s birthday party little.
She told the chatbot that her son loved bunnies and stunts, and Bard found the address of a place that hosted games and food for parties.
“Much of the coverage [de los medios] refers to the AI as a hero”Krawczyk said.
“I believe that the human being is the hero and the great linguistic models are here to help to unlock creativity.
4. For people over 18 years of age
If you were thinking of doing your homework with Bard but you’re underage, you’ll run into the restricted access.
Bard only allows access to people over 18 years of age.
Teachers have warned students not to use chatbots to do your tasks, although there are other educators who have seen value in these tools.
Google says it will closely monitor Bard to make sure it adheres to their own “AI principles”, which include avoiding the creation or reinforcement of biases.
You may not express opinions or adopt a personalityalthough, like ChatGPT, you will be able to imitate the writing styles of others.
He helped Google write the announcement for the app, said Sissie Hsiao and Eli Collins, who also co-authored the launch blog post.
“He didn’t always do things right. But even then made us laugh”they said.
What must be clear is that this launch has been extremely cautiouseither.
Asked if the company was nervous, Krawczyk paused before replying that its approach to launching Bard was “deliberate.”
Yeah google is nervousHe has good reason to be.
Despite all the excitement around this type of technology, there are horror stories about some disturbing manipulations of ChatGPT And this ultimately means that these powerful tools, still in their infancy, have the potential to be a major threat to many different kinds of jobs.
There is also, and this is particularly relevant to Google, the theory that Chatbots could one day completely replace the lucrative business of Internet search.
Why browse through pages of search results links when you can get a clearly written answer?
But Google can’t afford to be out of the AI race.
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