Google is rolling out its competitor to OpenAI's ChatGPT, Bard, to a limited number of people in the US and UK.

Google is rolling out its competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Bard, to a limited number of people in the US and UK. “As more people start to use Bard and test its capabilities, they’ll surprise us. Things will go wrong. But the user feedback is critical to improving the product and the underlying technology,” Pichai wrote in an internal email to employees.

How to Get Access to Bard?

The Bard homepage has a “Join waitlist” button, which, if clicked will let the user know if the account they are using is eligible to use its AI chatbot. Once the user is on the waitlist, then he has to wait for an email with the subject line “It’s your turn to try Bard.” According to Bard’s FAQs page, the AI chatbot is experimental and the responses produced from it might be inaccurate.

Google vice presidents Sissie Hsiao and Eli Collins said; “We’ve learned a lot so far by testing the AI Model, and the next critical step in improving it is to get feedback from more people.” Regarding the interface, the AI Model resembles the Bing browser, but it comes with four distinctive buttons – thumbs up, thumbs down, refresh arrow, and Google it button.

AI Language Model

While Bing AI runs on OpenAI’s GPT-4, is powered by a lightweight and optimized version of Google’s LaMDA, which the company said that it would be updated with newer, more capable models over time. But, Google acknowledged that large language models aren’t perfect and that mistakes happen. Sharing an example, Hsiao and Collins wrote; “When asked to share a couple suggestions for easy indoor plants, Bard convincingly presented ideas…but it got some things wrong, like the scientific name for the ZZ plant.”

Read more: Google Announces AI Chatbot Bard to Rival ChatGPT


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