West News Wire: It’s now possible to use artificial intelligence to arrange a friend’s baby shower thanks to Google’s official introduction of Bard, which is reportedly the company’s response to the ChatGPT app that has gone viral.

Bard was revealed by Google CEO Sundar Pichai on the company blog on Monday, calling it “an crucial next step” in AI for the dominant search engine business.

Pichai stated that “Bard aspires to integrate the depth of the knowledge of the world with the strength, intelligence, and creativity of our massive language models.” It uses data from the internet to deliver original, excellent responses.

Only a small number of testers have access to the company’s new AI chatbot, which is based on its Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA).

Based on a video shared by Pichai on Twitter, users could use Bard to compare two Oscar-nominated movies, come up with ideas for lunch based on the ingredients in a person’s refrigerator or know about the latest discoveries from the James Webb Telescope.

Google said Bard would be widely available to the public in the next few weeks.

“It’s a really exciting time to be working on these technologies as we translate deep research and breakthroughs into products that truly help people,” Pichai said.

Bard is seemingly Google’s answer to ChatGPT, an AI-driven program that exploded in popularity in the last few months after users shared posts of the tool composing Shakespearean poetry, writing music lyrics and identifying bugs in computer code.

Created by artificial intelligence firm OpenAI, ChatGPT, which stands for Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, is a chatbot — a computer program that converses with human users. The program uses an algorithm that selects words based on lessons learned from scanning billions of pieces of text across the internet.

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Microsoft, which invested in OpenAI in 2019 and 2021, announced last month that it’s extending its partnership with the firm and investing billions of dollars into the company.

According to Forbes, Microsoft is investing up to $10 billion into ChatGPT and may incorporate it into its Bing search engine.


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