Google Launches Emergency Mission To Build Their Own AI

( Last week, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet unveiled Google’s answer to the popular ChatGPT artificial intelligence program.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai introduced Google’s AI program Bard in a company blog post last Monday, describing it as “an important next step” in artificial intelligence for Google. And this week, he shared a video on Twitter introducing Bard.

Pichai explained that Bard “seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models.” Like ChatGPT, Bard “draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses.”

The new Bard chatbot is based on Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) and is currently only available to a select group of product testers. Google said Bard should be available to the public in the coming weeks.

Bard is Google’s answer to ChatGPT, the AI-driven program that went viral in the last few months after users shared posts of the program composing poetry, writing song lyrics, and identifying bugs in computer code.

After it was made publicly available for testing in late November, ChatGPT set off an internet firestorm drawing over a million users in its first week and reigniting interest in artificial intelligence.

ChatGPT was created by the artificial intelligence firm OpenAI. It is a chatbox or a computer program that “converses” with humans using an algorithm that selects words based on lessons learned by scanning billions of pieces of text on the internet.

According to OpenAI, ChatGPT can speak back and forth to human users on a wide range of topics using artificial intelligence. It deploys a machine-learning algorithm with which chatbox scans text on the internet to develop a statistical model allowing it to put words together in response to a given prompt.

Microsoft, which previously invested in OpenAI, announced last month that it would extend its partnership with the firm by investing billions of dollars into the company. Forbes reported that Microsoft will invest up to $10 billion into ChatGPT and could incorporate it into its search engine Bing.