Google is set to release more potentials of its AI chatbot, Bard in the coming week, and according to the company, just like a souped-up Civic.
Google AI Chatbot
It kind of feels as though Google is playing catch-up in regards to the ChatGPT-powered AI that has been introduced to Bing by Microsoft at the moment. But with that being said, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google has said that the AI chatbot of the company, Bard is going to get more capable quickly.
Pichai in an interview with the Hard Fork of NYT podcast said that Bard was at the moment like a “souped-up Civic” taking on “more powerful cars” but also that the company has “more capable models” that are going to get deployed in the next couple of days.
“We knew when we were putting Bard out we wanted to be careful,” Pichai stated. “Since this was the first time we were putting out, we wanted to see what type of queries we would get. We obviously positioned it carefully.”
And according to the CEO of Google, more capable PaLM versions of the Bard chatbot will reportedly be rolled out “over the course of next week”. And if that’s the case, t simply means that Bard will get better at reasoning, coding, and in many other areas which will quite be noticed.
The overall tone of Pichai was a mixture of caution in regards to experimenting with what Bard could do as well as the excitement of where it could get to end up eventually. These “very, very powerful technologies” can be easily personalized to people and companies, Pichai stated.
Other Issues Addressed by Google’s CEO
The Google executive also addressed data privacy issues and worries about the pace at which AI engines such as Bard and ChatGPT are progressing. Some of the most prominent individuals and voices in tech have reportedly called for a six-month pause on the development of artificial intelligence.
Pichai however welcomes these sorts of discussions and wants to see governments setting rules to them: “AI is too important an area not to regulate,” he stated to the podcast. “It’s also too important an area not to regulate well. So I’m glad these conversations are underway.”
The interview also centered on a host of other areas, and this is inclusive of how AI might impact jobs: “we all may need to course-correct in certain areas,” and the content that is put out on the web: “we’ll be committed to getting it right with the publisher ecosystem”.
Is Google Bard Open for Public
Well, for now, the waitlist for Google Bard is open to the public. And in order to get in on the services of the AI tool, you will have to get on the waitlist. And to join the Google waitlist, follow the steps below;
- Go to the Google Bard page
- Next, click on the join waitlist tab and then sign in to your Google account.
- Accept the terms of the service and join.
The Potential Risks and Threats of Google Bard
While Google bard promises a whole lot of good, it still possesses a lot of risks and threats. Experts in the field have already warned about the misuse of AI technology. And just recently a host of prominent figures and names in the tech industry have called for the pause of developing AI technologies and software. And with that being said, some of the potential risks of Google Bard include;
- Business email compromise.
- Privacy concerns and issues.
- Data misuse.
- Biased AI and ethical concerns and so many more.
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