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Bard A.I.: Google reveals chat GPT rival 

While it is still unclear what capabilities Google’s chatbot will have, Bard A.I. is designed to answer questions and find information by using the internet as a database

February 6, 2023 9:22pm

Updated: February 6, 2023 9:23pm

Google announced on Monday the launch of an artificial intelligence chatbot called Bard to directly compete with rival ChatGPT. 

“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,” Google said in a blog post on Monday. 

While it is still unclear what capabilities Google’s chatbot will have, Bard A.I. is designed to answer questions and find information by using the internet as a database of knowledge to provide “fresh, high-quality responses.”

"Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world's knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models," wrote Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a blog.

“Bard can be an outlet for creativity, and a launchpad for curiosity, helping you to explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best strikers in football right now, and then get drills to build your skills.”

Google’s announcement comes after A.I. research company Open AI launched its chatbot ChatGPT in November, becoming a viral success. Since being launched to the public, it has been used to create stories, song lyrics, essays, and answer other questions.