Bard: Google’s Conversational AI Chat

Sundar Pichai, writing for Google’s blog:

We’ve been working on an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, that we’re calling Bard. And today, we’re taking another step forward by opening it up to trusted testers ahead of making it more widely available to the public in the coming weeks.

Bard is still in very private beta testing, but at the moment, I’d be hesitant to describe this as Google “playing catchup” to ChatGPT, etc. For all we know, Google is way out ahead of them, but have been playing their cards close to their vest.

Update: On the other hand, Google has announced a lot of AI vaporware in recent years. Ship a real product or shut up.

Monday, 6 February 2023