While the blood bath of layoffs continue in the silicon valley companies, the CEO of Google’s Sundar Pichai, walked away with a staggering $226 million in FY2022.

Google is releasing its own AI chatbot, Bard, in response to the successful Microsoft-backed AI chatbot ChatGPT. The company said that Bard would be put out to trusted users before a public release in the coming weeks. “Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

What Can Bard Do?

Bard is supposed to solve complex queries such as outer space discoveries in terms simple enough for a child to understand; the company said that it is also adding the technology behind its chatbot to the Google search engine to enable complex queries to be distilled into digestible answers. The company said; “We’ll combine external feedback with our own internal testing to make sure Bard’s responses meet a high bar for quality, safety and groundedness in real-world information.”

“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,” the google CEO wrote in his blog post. “We’re releasing it initially with our lightweight model version of LaMDA. This much smaller model requires significantly less computing power, enabling us to scale to more users, allowing for more feedback.”

Google Investing in Other AI Startups

Google has announced a partnership with Anthropic, a startup founded in 2021, which is like ChatGPT. With the $300 million deal, Google will take a roughly 10% stake in the startup; the deal could give Anthropic a valuation of roughly $5 billion.

Also read: Google to Soon Launch a Chatbot with ‘Moral Boundaries’ as ChatGPT Competitor


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