The tech pioneer Google announced their Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot Bard against the OpenAI's ChatGPT, a startup which Microsoft Corp has funded with nearly $10 billion, introduced in November last year. The next few weeks should be an interesting spectacle as the competition between AI chatbots is heating up.
Google’s patent Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) shares dropped almost 10% last week and lost $100 billion of their value on Thursday, February 10 after Google’s Bard answered a question incorrectly in a promotional video. Google is investigating Bard’s “groundedness,” or whether the AI’s responses read as human. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai asked employees to spend two to four hours of their time on Bard to improve its tech and make it a tough competition to Open AI’s ChatGPT.
Bard is a Google-owned experimental AI language model, and it uses its lightweight model version of LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), explaining that "this much smaller model requires significantly less computing power, enabling us to scale to more users, allowing for more feedback". According to Google: “Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our large language models.
Meantime, Microsoft plans to integrate ChatGPT into its Bing search engine as well as other products in its office suite. As per the latest reports indicate that Microsoft is preparing to launch the new generation of its search engine in preview on Android and iOS. Currently, select users from specific regions can test Bing with ChatGPT, but only on desktops. OpenAI, the startup behind ChatGPT said it is developing an upgrade to its viral chatbot that users can customize.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares traded with positive momentum throughout the last 4 weeks. The stock traded with a bid tone since the company released the last quarter earnings results with some weakness seen only this week after many Bing users have taken to Twitter and Reddit in recent days to share some of the “unhinged” messages after the system started to send odd messages to users. Microsoft has now acknowledged and talked about working on, most of these issues.
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