With ChatGPT and Microsoft’s AI push with the new Bing catching the attention of many, the arrival of Google’s Bard has been anticipated, and this week early access to Google Bard finally opened. For many, Bard is now just a URL away, and early impressions have been quite something.
Google Bard Stories March 26
Google Bard Stories March 23
Large language models (LLMs), like Google Bard, are trained on “trillions of words” to learn how humans talk and predict/generate the next words in a sentence that make for a good response. However, this technology is not actually aware of what’s factually correct. Given the newness of it, some are – understandably – not yet aware of this fact. In the case of Bard, one particular phenomenon that has occurred days, if not hours, after the early access launch is that people are equating its responses with official Google news and announcements.
Google Bard Stories March 21
Following this morning’s expansion, Google is heavily using its Pixel, Nest, and other consumer-facing brands to invite people to use Bard.
The conversational aspects of generative AI and large language models (LLMs), like LaMDA, make it ripe for smart assistants. Google specifically mentioned Assistant two years ago as a product where it hopes to incorporate “better conversational features.” That has yet to happen, but the Google Assistant team is helping lead Bard development.
Google today opened up early access to Bard, its generative AI chatbot, and we’ve had a bit of time to play around with it. The takeaway so far? Google isn’t exactly treading new ground here, but Bard is at least much more clear on what it can do, can’t do, and where it falls short.
You can’t use Bard with a Google Workspace account yet
Google just opened up access to Bard, its generative AI product, via a waitlist today. However, you won’t be able to use Bard, or even sign up for that waitlist if you have a Google Workspace account.
As ChatGPT, Bing, and others have opened the floodgates for generative AI, Google is today finally opening up access to its Bard AI starting today.
Google Bard Stories March 20
Google has been under fire for not yet releasing Bard, its generative AI similar to OpenAI’s GPT-3 and GPT-4, but testing is underway. Now Google is opening Bard up to some of its Pixel Superfans.
Google Bard Stories February 23
AI has taken the world by storm in recent months, and the next steps are still to come. For Google, though, further expansion of AI in Search by way of Bard could represent a huge increase in cost.
Google Bard Stories February 16
As Google prepares to launch Bard to the general public, the company is asking its employees to assist in training the AI by rewriting its bad answers.
Google Bard Stories February 14
If it’s not obvious yet, Bard, LaMDA, and large language models (LLMs) will be dominating the Google (and tech) landscape for the foreseeable future – at least the next year. There’s Bard expanding beyond Google’s trusted tester program and AI “insight” features in Google Search, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg.
This month has seen the debut of Microsoft’s new Bing and Google’s Bard, and it’s also seen both AI search products make some crucial mistakes almost immediately. It really raises the question: Do you actually want to use AI search?
Google Bard Stories February 13
Days after unveiling its efforts on “Bard,” an AI-powered and Google Search enhanced chatbot, Google has begun working to bring Bard to ChromeOS.
Update: Google appears to be undoing some of its work related to Bard for Chromebooks.
Google Bard Stories February 10
Report: Google employees say Bard reveal was ‘botched’ while slamming CEO Sundar Pichai
Google pulled the cover off of its ChatGPT rival, Bard, earlier this week, but Google employees say that the debut was “rushed” and “botched,” and point the blame at CEO Sundar Pichai.
In the coming months and years, Google will add AI-powered capabilities to its core apps that meaningfully change the experience. This initial wave of additions will share some similarities, and it will be interesting to see how the company brands them. Google will have a number of options, but Assistant seems fairly obvious for these AI features.
Google Bard Stories February 8
In addition to previewing new AI features for Lens, Maps, and Translate, Google on Wednesday also gave one more example of Bard in action.
The Bard announcement Google made earlier this week contains a mistake that is contributing to and furthering the negative sentiment about the company’s AI position.
Google Bard Stories February 7
Over the past few months, ChatGPT has changed the game in many ways, and the next step is with AI-powered chatbot experiences for search. However, those experiences are only as good as the information feeding them, so it’s time for Google to really put the hammer down on “SEO spam.”
Google Bard Stories February 6
Following Google’s Bard reveal, Microsoft confirms February 7 event with Bing & ChatGPT expected
Microsoft has announced a February 7 event where it will unveil “progress on a few exciting projects,” with Bing’s ChatGPT infusion expected to be among the updates shared.
Google today announced “Bard” to compete with ChatGPT in the large language models (LLMs) space. It’s launching for “trusted external testers” today with wider, public availability in the “coming weeks.”