Mar 24, 2023
Available now to users with Gmail accounts
Google released its answer to Microsoft’s Bing and GPT4 capabilities, called Bard, yesterday to select users in the US and UK. The waitlist is now open if you have a personal Gmail account.
This is Katy Craig in San Diego, California.
Google’s Bard is like ChatGPT and You.com’s YouChat but distinct in notable ways. Its interface is elegant and clean, like ChatGPT and You.com but it differs in that it offers alternative “draft” responses or options if the first response doesn’t quite meet the need. Designed as a sidekick to Google search, Bard is designed to provide users with more personalized search results that are tailored to their interests and preferences.
Google is blatantly conscious of the fallibility of Bard and Large Language Models, especially after its debut last month when it provided a patently false answer and caused Google’s value to plummet by $100B overnight. Everywhere are disclaimers that Bard’s responses may be incorrect and offensive, to the point that it’s almost funny. Bard is also in beta as Google really wants your feedback to improve Bard’s performance. So, if you’re curious about Google’s answer to ChatGPT, get on the waitlist, and check it out for yourself.
This is Katy Craig. Stay safe out there.