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Google has launched its new chatbot Bard, aimed at competing with the popular ChatGPT from OpenAI. As reported by the Financial Times, the program is currently only available for testing.
Bard is Google's first standalone consumer-facing artificial intelligence product. The company has stated that Bard will operate independently of the Google search engine.
According to Google, Bard will generate responses only in English, not in other languages or as computer code. Access to the program is currently being granted on a "first come, first served" basis. Currently, testing is only available to users registered in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Bard is based on Google's artificial intelligence technology known as LaMDA, or Language Model for Dialogue Applications. The bot was trained on textual data taken from across the internet, as well as Google search results, which significantly increases the accuracy of its responses.
Chatbots were one of the first consumer products based on generative artificial intelligence. The technology uses vast amounts of human-created text to create plausible responses to queries.
Bard's launch comes almost four months after OpenAI, funded by Microsoft, introduced its chatbot ChatGPT. Overall, both companies continue to develop their innovative technologies and compete for leadership in the field of artificial intelligence and chatbot development.