It appears to be like like Google is able to activate the jets for Bard, its ChatGPT competitor.
As noticed by The Verge, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai was lately on The New York Instances’ Hard Fork podcast. Throughout the episode, Pichai was requested about Bard, Google’s competitor to Open AI’s ChatGPT. Whereas the reception for Bard has been lukewarm thus far, Pichai indicated that the function may very well be getting a significant increase quickly, saying that the corporate plans to improve Bard to “extra succesful PaLM fashions” “over the course of the subsequent week.”
“We clearly have extra succesful fashions…Fairly quickly, maybe as this [podcast] goes reside, we will likely be upgrading Bard to a few of our extra succesful PaLM fashions, which can convey extra capabilities; be it in reasoning, coding, it will probably reply maths questions higher. So you will note progress over the course of subsequent week.”
Pichai admitted that Bard’s lukewarm reception could also be because of the firm’s warning in speeding in the direction of extra highly effective fashions powering the function. The CEO stated that the present model of Bard makes use of a “light-weight and environment friendly model of LaMDA” and that, in comparison with the present model of ChatGPT, it’s type of like they took a “souped-up Civic and put it in a race with extra highly effective automobiles.”
The interview additionally coated the recent open letter that was signed by Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and specialists to halt the event of extra highly effective fashions of AI. The letter calls for correct regulation and oversight earlier than AI labs develop AI extra highly effective than GPT-4. Pichai agreed, saying that “I feel there may be advantage to be involved about it” and that “AI is just too vital an space to not regulate.”
Google has additionally began to roll out its AI features for Gmail and Google Docs because it races Microsoft, which additionally announced its AI Copilot feature for its productiveness suite.