In order to compete with ChatGPT, Google has released its own chatbot Bard, which uses its own Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA). Only a few days prior, Google CEO Sundar Pichai provided an update on the company’s progress on an earnings call.
Google executives referred to ChatGPT as “code red” before the call since the AI-powered platform had gotten positive feedback from users worldwide.
In a blog post, Google stated that it is releasing Bard to “trusted testers” before making it generally accessible to the public in the upcoming weeks.
Similar to ChatGPT, Google Bard is an AI-powered chatbot that can answer a variety of questions in a conversational style. Google claims that Bard uses web resources to provide insightful, up-to-date responses.
Google’s chatbot is powered by Transformer, a neural network architecture, and LaMDA, Google’s language model. Unexpectedly, Transformer and the GPT-3 language model are both the foundations of ChatGPT. 2017 saw the development and release of Transformer by Google Research.
Only a few people have access to Google Bard now; the general public cannot test it. A far more energy-efficient “lightweight model version of LaMDA” is being created by Google.