Bard in India, no more waitlists! As part of Google’s announcement, made during the Google I/O 2023 event, that there wont be any more waitlist process and will now be available across 180 countries!
As India begins playing around with Bard, lets try to understand everything about it!
What is Bard
Bard is a large language model, also known as a conversational AI or chatbot trained to be informative and comprehensive. It is trained on a massive amount of text data, and is able to communicate and generate human-like text in response to a wide range of prompts and questions. For example, it can provide summaries of factual topics or create stories.
As a creative and helpful collaborator, Bard can supercharge your imagination, boost your productivity, and help you bring your ideas to life—whether you want help planning the perfect birthday party and drafting the invitation, creating a pro & con list for a big decision, or understanding really complex topics simply.
How is Bard different from ChatGPT?
Bard and ChatGPT are both large language models, but they have some key differences.
Data source: Bard is trained on an “infiniset” of data chosen to enhance its dialogue and has access to the internet in real time, whereas ChatGPT is trained on a pre-defined set of data that hasn’t been updated since 2021.
Accuracy: Bard uses LaMDA for dialogue applications, while ChatGPT uses GPT-3.5. LaMDA was built on an open source network to understand natural language. It’s trained to find patterns in sentences and between words to create dialogue versus individual words.
Creativity: Bard is more creative than ChatGPT, and it can generate more original text formats, like poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email, letters, etc.
Overall, Bard creates more chunks of information, while ChatGPT creates content in a single text prompt.
What is the difference between Conversational AI and Generative AI?
Conversational AI is the Artificial intelligence (AI) that can engage in conversation and refers to tools that allow users to communicate with virtual assistants or chatbots. They mimic human interactions by identifying speech and text inputs and translating their contents into other languages using massive amounts of data, machine learning, and natural language processing. While Generative AI often uses deep learning techniques, like generative adversarial networks (GANs), to identify patterns and features in a given dataset before creating new data from the input data.
Can the responses of AI be trusted?
Any AI is built upon the data fed to it during its training, so any response from any AI bot should be taken with a pinch of salt and must be cross-checked. Since the AI industry is still developing, its too early to write a comparison between which AI technology is better or more accurate and which is not.
Accelerating people’s ideas with generative AI is truly exciting, but it’s still early days, and Bard is an experiment. While Bard has built-in safety controls and clear mechanisms for feedback in line with our AI Principles, be aware that it may display inaccurate information or offensive statements.
Can Bard help with coding?
Yes, Bard can help with coding and topics about coding, but Bard is still experimental and you are responsible for your use of code or coding explanations. So you should use discretion and carefully test and review all code for errors, bugs, and vulnerabilities before relying on it. Code may also be subject to an open source license and Bard provides related information.
How to access Bard?
Visit Google’s Bard site, read and agree to some terms and conditions and you are then free to use it!