New storytelling LaMDA-based chatbot released after test group trials follows Microsoft releases
Story by Jonny Wills, UC Today
Google has announced it will release its long-awaited Generative AI chatbot, calling it ‘Bard’ due to its storytelling capabilities.
Based on previous work with LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), the chatbot has been widely seen as a response to Microsoft’s ChatGPT activity since December.
OpenAI’s creation has created a hype-cycle buzz on the internet even quicker than Spotify or Instagram. Microsoft has poured billions into resources for the startup to help pay for computing, for which AI requires a considerable amount.
While launching Bard, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, confirmed the amount needed, and said: “Today, the scale of the largest AI computations is doubling every six months, far outpacing Moore’s Law,” — referring to the observation that transistors in an integrated circuit double their number every couple of years.