Prabhakar Raghavan of Google Inc. speaks at the company’s Cloud Next ’18 event in San Francisco, California on July 24, 2018.
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Google search boss Prabhakar Raghavan shared some new examples of his new Bard conversational technology during a live-streamed event in Paris on Wednesday. Bard is Google’s competitor to OpenAI’s AI ChatGPT.
The presentation followed an event on Tuesday where Microsoft announced that OpenAI’s GPT technology would be integrated into the homepage of its Bing search product.
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Raghavan showed slides with new examples of Bard’s abilities during a brief presentation. A slide showed how Bard can be used to display the pros and cons of buying an electric car, for example, and to plan a trip to Northern California.
“Let’s say you’re looking for a new car, a car that’s right for your family,” Raghavan said. “Bard can help you think through different angles, from budget to security, etc., and simplify and make sense of them.”
Raghavan showed how Bard could also offer the pros and cons of electric cars.
The first bullet under “for” said: “Electric cars produce zero emissions while driving, which is better than a gasoline car for the environment. Gasoline cars produce emissions that contribute to climate change. “They are generally cheaper to run,” reads the second bullet point, “They don’t require oil changes or tune-ups and they have fewer moving parts, so there are fewer problems.”
The first bullet point under “cons” read: “Electric cars have a more limited range, depending on battery size.” The second bullet indicates that “charging an electric car can take some time, especially if you use a public charging station”.
He showed another slide suggesting how Bard might plan a road trip. “I think our first longer trip will be from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, can you suggest a few stops along the way?”
Bard provided a list of four stops between the two locations, including Half Moon Bay, Pescadero and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, with a sentence describing each. “Stop at Pigeon Point Lighthouse for a great view,” reads a description.
The latest examples come after Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday publicly announced Google’s new chat technology, Bard, which is powered by its artificial intelligence and would be integrated with search, which confirmed Google’s original report. CNBC. The company is opening Bard to select testers in the coming weeks before launching widely.
But reports have also pointed out that Bard, like other AI tools, can be inaccurate. A recent advertisement for Google’s service showed that Bard offered the incorrect description of the telescope used to take the first images of a planet outside our solar system, for example. A Google spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the ad.
Pichai told employees the company would require all workers to test Bard in a hackathon-like style as it faces pressure from investors and employees to compete with ChatGPT, the Microsoft-backed OpenAI chatbot that has taken over. by storm the public when it launched at the end of last year. .