Google on Monday announced an. Artificial intelligence chatbot technology called “Bird” that the . Company will begin rolling out in the coming weeks. The announcement confirms an earlier report by . Bird will compete with rival ChatGPT, an AI service developed by OpenAI
Bird is powered by the company’s large . language model LaMDA, or Language Model for Dialog Applications. Google will open up the conversational technology to “trusted testers. Before making it more available to the public, a blog post on Monday said.
Last week, reported that . Google is testing some of these features with employees as part of a . Code Red” plan to respond to ChatGPT, the popular chatbot backed by Microsoft. They include a chatbot called “Apprentice Bird”, as well as new search. Desktop designs that can be used in a question-and-answer format.
“Soon, you’ll see AI-powered features in search that can digest complex information and . Many perspectives, so you can understand the bigger picture . And learn more from the web: whether it’s looking for . Extra perspectives, like blogs from people who play both piano and guitar. , or going deeper into a related topic, such as steps to get started as a beginner,” wrote CEO Sundar Pichai.
The company gave an example of using . Birds to simplify complex issues, such as explaining new discoveries. From NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old.
The product tests come after a recent . All-hands meeting where staff raised concerns about. The company’s competitive edge in AI given the sudden popularity of Microsoft-backed ChatGPT.
Google’s AI chief, Jeff Dean, told . Employees at the time that the company had too much . Reputational risk” in providing wrong information . And was thus proceeding “more than a smaller startup,” reported. But, he and Pichai teased at the time that Google might launch a similar product to . The public sometime this year. Google’s core business is web search, and the company has long touted itself as a pioneer in AI. Leaders have been asking more employees for feedback on the effort in recent weeks.
The company emphasized . Monday that it will must rigorous testing, saying. We will combine external feedback with our own internal testing to ensure . Bird’s responses meet a high bar for quality, safety and foundation of real-world data.”