Against ChatGPT, Google announced several actions to power Google Search and other products that use artificial intelligence systems, including Bard, a chat system conceptually comparable to ChatGPT.
Google has long been working on systems based on artificial intelligence. But given the popularization of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, and to demonstrate that the American giant is advancing in this environment, Google has just announced several projects related to intelligence in a blog post signed by Sundar Pichai, the CEO of the American company.
What is Google Bard?
The potential of AI really worries Google, so the answer will come soon. The first announcement, the most important, is the launch of the Bard, a chatbot that competes with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Bard will be able to answer questions with text that mimics human syntax, but it won’t be immediately available to the public. It will be tested by “trusted testers” in the coming weeks before its public availability. Bard is based on LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Application), comparable to Open AI’s GPT-3. LaMDA differs from other language models because it was trained on dialogue and not text, including advanced concepts such as multimodal user intent, reinforcement learning, and recommendations so that conversation can move from one topic to another.
Furthermore, LaMDA is based on the architecture Transformer. This architecture produces a model that can be trained to read many words (a sentence or a paragraph, for example), pay attention to how those words relate to each other, and then predict what words will come next.
Google also announces that these robots will be integrated into Googledirectly, with ” multiple AI-powered functions will synthesize information for questions for which there is no single correct answer ».
Google pioneered natural language processing technologies
Google remembers that it is the owner of the start-up deep mindthe latter is at the origin of the neural network Transformer. This is the technology used by OpenAI’s GPT-3 and therefore by ChatGPT. Also remember that Microsoft has invested more than 10 billion dollars in OpenAI, the redmond it intends to install AI in its Office software suite (Word, Excel or Powerpoint), in its Bing search engine but also, and potentially, in the future version of Windows.
Google also announced that its language models will also be accessible to developers and companies to create new services, as OpenAI already does. Access to the API that, of course, will be paid. Thus, OpenAI-Microsoft finds itself facing a major competitor only a few weeks after it started to make a strong impression.
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