In just few weeks, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has become one of the most popular services on the internet. An unofficial report recently revealed that ChatGPT has already reached 100 million users. Ever since OpenAI revealed ChatGPT, Google was under pressure to release something similar since it has been working on similar technology for almost 5 years now.
Yesterday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed Bard, an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Google is opening it up to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks.
Unlike OpenAI ChatGPT, Bard draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses. Instead of using a full language model like ChatGPT, Google will use lightweight model version of LaMDA. This smaller model requires significantly less computing power, allowing Google to scale to more users.
Apart from Bard, Google also has plans to introduce AI-powered features in Search. These upcoming features can distill complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats. These new AI features will begin rolling out on Google Search soon.
Google has also announced an online event scheduled for next week. The event will be about “Search, Maps and beyond,” and will be livestreamed on YouTube on February 8th.
Microsoft yesterday announced that it will have a special in-person event today (Feb 7th) focusing on OpenAI integration in its products and services. At this event, Microsoft is expected to reveal the much-awaited Bing Chat feature. The event will also feature Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.