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Google is shaking up the chatbot landscape with the introduction of their new chatbot, Bard. As a direct competitor to the popular ChatGPT platform, Bard is powered by Google’s own Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) and has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with automated conversations.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at Bard and show you how to get access and how it works.
What is Bard?
Google recently announced its new AI-powered chatbot platform, Bard. Only a few days earlier, Google CEO Sundar Pichai gave a status report on the business on an earnings call. Prior to the call Google management referred to ChatGPT as “code red” since the AI-powered platform had received favorable response from users all around the world.
Google said in a blog post that it is making Bard available to “trusted testers” ahead of making it broadly available to the public in the coming weeks.
A chatbot driven by AI named Google Bard can react to a variety of questions in a ChatGPT-like conversational style. Google asserts that Bard delivers insightful, quick solutions using online data. LaMDA the brain of Google’s chatbot is a linguistic model created using a Transformer neural network architecture. It is surprising to learn that ChatGPT is built on the Transformer-based GPT-3 language model. In 2017, Google Research produced Transformer and made it open-source.
Select users presently have access to Google Bard, but the general public cannot. A far more energy-efficient “lightweight model version of LaMDA” is being created by Google. Google has been working on its language model for a while, but the company stopped its public publication after one of its employees made accusations.
How to Get Access to Bard?
In order to compete with ChatGPT, Google has released Bard, which makes use of its own Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA).
Select users presently have access to Google Bard, but the general public cannot. In a blog post, Google stated that it is releasing Bard to “trusted testers” before making it generally accessible to the public in the upcoming weeks. A far more energy-efficient “lightweight model version of LaMDA” is being created by Google.
To apply for access to Bard you need to wait for the Google Bard AI Tool to register or sign up before beginning.
You can join the Bard program right here- http://bard.google.com/ please note that currently, it is only available for people from US and UK.
Update: As of now which is the 29th of April, 2023 anyone all over the world can join the Bard program and even I have tested it myself being from the country of Pakistan.
This article was originally published on medium on 7th of February, 2023.