Google is launching Bard to rival ChatGPT

ChatGPT, the conversational language model developed by OpenAI, reached 100m users becoming the fastest growing consumer app in history. The app is based on the GPT (Generative Pretrained Transformer) architecture and is trained on a large corpus of text data to generate human-like text responses to various prompts.

Seeing its success, Google’s owner Alphabet Inc unveiled on Monday a new chatbot, called Brad. The “experimental conversational AI service”, “seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses. Bard can be an outlet for creativity, and a launchpad for curiosity, helping you to explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best strikers in football right now, and then get drills to build your skills,” explains Alphabet’s CEO Sundar Pichai.

Google is working to bring the latest AI advancements into its products, meaning the “new AI features will begin rolling out on Google Search soon. Soon, you’ll see AI-powered features in Search that distill complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats, so you can quickly understand the big picture and learn more from the web,” Pichai wrote.

Meanwhile, Microsoft which has invested billions of dollars into OpenAI, is also reportedly planning to introduce ChatGPT technology in its Bing search engine and shortly after Google’s AI news dropped on Monday, Microsoft announced a news event at its Washington headquarters for Tuesday. Google will than hold another event on Wednesday about “using the power of AI to reimagine how people search for, explore and interact with information, making it more natural and intuitive than ever before to find what you need.” It seems that things are accelerating on this new information battlefield of the tech giants.