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Google Begins Beta Testing For Bard, An AI Chatbot

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Google has begun rolling out invites for select users to try its new AI-powered chatbot, Bard starting today. Bard is a new AI chatbot from Google that works similarly to some of the AI services we have previously met, like Chat GPT and Microsoft’s Bing AI.

According to Google, Bard will be capable of outlining blog posts, helping you reach your goal of reading more books, or to explain quantum physics in simple terms. This new AI chatbot will be based on a lightweight and optimized version of LaMDA, Google’s somewhat controversial, yet highly advanced language model. What’s most interesting about Bard, is that Google has admitted that it is capable of making mistakes. Because Bard is essentially learning from multiple sources that can include real-world biases and stereotypes. Because of this, Bard could potentially provide inaccurate, misleading, or even false information.

Users will notice that while interacting with Bard, they’ll be presented with multiple “drafts” of answers to questions they’ve asked. Google is quick to point out that Bard is not considered a replacement for search, but rather a compliment to it. Bard will continue to grow and will, over time, be replaced by newer more capable models.

If you want to join the waitlist to test Bard, you can sign up right HERE

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