A chatbot is a software application used to conduct an online chat conversation via text or text-to-speech, in lieu of providing direct contact with a live human agent. These are computer programs that are capable of maintaining a conversation with a user in natural language, understanding their intent, and replying based on preset rules and data.
Google has officially launched its new AI chatbot named Bard, designed to help people with creative writing and conversational style result generation. The chatbot is capable of generating ideas for writing projects and providing guidance on grammar, style, and syntax. It is an extension of Google’s existing machine learning technologies and aims to assist people who struggle with writer’s block or need help in improving their writing skills.
With the viral success of Microsoft’s ChatGPT and multiple AI integrations, Google can be seen scrambling to join the AI race. According to a CNN report, Bard is powered by Google’s natural language processing and machine learning algorithms, which enables it to understand the context of the user’s writing and provide suggestions accordingly. It can also analyze a user’s writing style and offer personalized feedback and advice on how to improve their writing.
Additionally, as with any AI chatbot, there are concerns about bias and ethics. The CNN article mentions that Google has implemented safeguards to prevent the AI from generating offensive or inappropriate content, but there is still the possibility of unintentional bias based on the data used to train the algorithm.
As we continue to explore the possibilities of AI, it will be important to consider the ethical implications and ensure that these technologies are developed and used in ways that benefit society as a whole. Bard is being rolled out gradually and people can join the waitlist in Countries like the United States and United Kingdom, with more to follow.