The real thing is coming up for Google Bard, a cutting-edge AI chatbot dubbed by many in the media as a formidable competitor to the Microsoft-funded ChatGPT Open AI. Available in the coming weeks. But didn’t say which day.
It’s an exhilarating time for technology development as we convert innovative research into products that genuinely benefit people. This is the path we have taken with our large language models. Two years ago, we introduced advanced language and conversational capabilities powered by our Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA).
We have developed an experimental conversational AI service, driven by LaMDA, called Bard. Today, we are taking another step forward by making it accessible to a select group of trusted testers before its widespread release in the coming weeks.
Bard aims to combine the extensive knowledge of the world with the intelligence, power, and creativity of our large language models. It leverages information from the web to deliver new, high-quality responses. Bard can be a source of inspiration, a starting point for exploration, helping you to explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn about the top strikers in football and get drills to improve your skills.
We have a rich history of using AI to enhance Search for billions of users. BERT, one of our initial Transformer models, was groundbreaking in comprehending the complexities of human language. Two years ago, we introduced MUM, which is 1,000 times more powerful than BERT and has advanced, multi-lingual information understanding capabilities, such as identifying key moments in videos and providing essential information, including emergency support, in various languages.
Our latest AI technologies, including LaMDA, PaLM, Imagen and MusicLM, are building upon this foundation, creating new and innovative ways to interact with information, from language, images, to video and audio. We are working to integrate these cutting-edge AI advancements into our products, starting with Search.
One of the most exciting possibilities is how AI can enhance our understanding of information and transform it into useful knowledge more efficiently, making it easier for people to get to the core of what they are searching for and accomplish their goals. When people think of Google, they often think of turning to us for quick factual answers, such as “how many keys does a piano have?” However, people are increasingly turning to Google for deeper insights and understanding, such as “is the piano or guitar easier to learn and how much practice does each require?” Learning about a topic like this can require significant effort to determine what you really need to know, and people often want to explore diverse opinions and perspectives.
AI will be beneficial in streamlining information for questions that don’t have a definite answer. You’ll soon experience AI-powered features in Google Search that will simplify complex information and multiple viewpoints into easy-to-comprehend formats, enabling you to quickly grasp the overall picture and learn more from the web. This includes exploring diverse perspectives, such as personal blogs from individuals who play both the piano and guitar, or delving deeper into a related subject, like the steps for starting as a beginner. These innovative AI capabilities will soon be introduced on Google Search.