Google’s artificial intelligence service, Bard, is now available to the public. This new chatbot is based on a technology that Mountain View has been working on for years and will be hosted on a dedicated website. However, Google currently has no plans to actively promote it through Google Search.
According to Sissie Hsiao, one of the managers working on Bard, the main goal of the chatbot is to help people increase their productivity and speed up their ideas. Bard will initially be available to a limited number of users in the United States and Great Britain, but will eventually be made accessible to other users around the world and in different languages.
Bard is based on a large language search model, in particular a lightweight and optimized version of LaMDA. This represents a difference compared to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which uses a dedicated proprietary database instead of leveraging updated resources extracted from the network.