Google CEO Sundar Pichai congratulated the team working on Bard but also cautioned them about mishaps and things not going according to plan as more and more people start using Bard, Google’s alternative to ChatGPT
Google has released Bard, an alternative to ChatGPT, for testing by the general public. The AI chatbot can succinctly react to users’ questions and build its responses using information from the internet. Being new to the field of artificial intelligence and still undergoing testing, Google’s Bard is prone to occasional mistakes. According to CNBC, in an email to staff members, Google CEO Sundar Pichai forewarned them of Bard’s potential errors.
Instead of providing web pages and web connections like a search engine would, Bard uses the internet to provide answers to questions. It can also compose poems and articles. Bard, according to Google, has filters to prevent it from releasing dangerous, unlawful, or personal information and is trained not to respond to offensive questions.
However, vice president of Google Research Zoubin Ghahramani noted that, like any type of security, these measures might occasionally fail.
Bias and inaccurate information are two more problems with chatbots. Because Bard gathers its material from the actual world, where prejudices exist, it may present inaccurate information and stereotypes. Stereotypes and bias are biased assessments of people or things that are based on false information and a lack of empathy for others who are different from us. To make sure it doesn’t introduce or reinforce bias, Google said it would keep an eye on Bard.
Google anticipates that it will surprise us as more users begin to test Bard’s capabilities. According to a CNBC story, Pichai warned Google employees in an email that things would go wrong. The email continues by noting customer feedback’s importance for enhancing the final product and the underlying technology.
Selected users in the US and the UK have access to Bard. The latest AI chatbot in town requires users to sign up for the waitlist and wait to gain access. Although Google Bard isn’t now usable in India, the company has plans to start pushing it out there soon.
Google stated on its blog at the time that it released Bard to the public, “You can use Bard to boost your productivity, accelerate your ideas and fuel your curiosity. You might ask Bard to give you tips to reach your goal of reading more books this year, explain quantum physics in simple terms, or spark your creativity by outlining a blog post. We’ve learned a lot by testing Bard, and the next critical step in improving it is getting feedback from more people.”
Sundar Pichai congratulated the 80,000 Google employees who assisted with the internal testing of Bard in the same email in which he warned his staff about things going wrong.
In an effort to compete with ChatGPT, Google created Bard. Bard was criticized for its inappropriate reactions, factual blunders, and other things shortly after its release. The fact that Bard had provided a factually false response in its advertising itself also caused controversy, according to Reuters.
Google asked its staff to correct the chatbot’s error and assist with testing Bard in order to enhance the chatbot’s responses. According to a source in CNBC, Prabhakar Raghavan, Google’s vice president of search, asked staff members to assist with Bard and rework its responses in an email. According to the article, the email also contained a link to a page with advice for staff members working with Bard.
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