This move by Google is seen as a response to Microsoft’s announcement that it was planning to integrate its own version of a ChatGPT into their Bing search engine. The announcement from Google was made as a blog post in early February and served as a preemptive strike to Microsoft’s upcoming announcement.
Bard is an AI-based chatbot, essentially a robotic assistant that can complete a wide range of independent tasks for Google’s users. Using natural language processing technology and a wide range of data sources, Bard is able to answer common questions and help the user complete day-to-day tasks.
The early version of Bard currently being rolled out is designed to act as a basic question and answer service. For example, if a user asks Bard what the nearest restaurant is, it can search its database and give the user a list of nearby restaurants. This simple service will allow users to quickly and easily find the information they need at a hurried pace.
The initial rollout of Bard has been designed as a testing period to gauge user feedback. Google is monitoring every aspect of the user interactions with Bard and utilizing their feedback to further refine the AI-based chatbot and increase its capabilities. Ultimately, Google hopes to improve the issue resolution capabilities of Bard, by extending the range of responses and refining its ability to understand the user’s voice and meet their needs.
Google’s rollout of Bard is an exciting development in the world of AI and machine learning technology. As AI-based chatbots develop and become more capable, users will benefit from the increased efficiency of an AI-driven assistant. With the testing phase of Bard’s launch now in full swing, Google is set to shape the future of AI-based chatbot technology.