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What is Google Bard? Everything you need to know about ChatGPT rival

Tom’s Guide: “Google Bard is Google’s answer to ChatGPT, but it’s also different. The chatbot at this stage is an experiment that lets you do everything from planning a birthday party and drafting an email to answering questions on complex topics. It even lets you code and soon will feature an AI image generator thanks to Adobe. Google is quick to point out some of Bard’s responses may be inaccurate. Google sees it as a complementary experience to Google Search — which just got its own huge AI upgrade. Still, you’ll see a “Google It” button next to responses when you use Bard that takes you to Search.  Even better news, the Bard waitlist is gone. Initially, Google limited access to Bard AI but now the experimental AI is available in 180 countries and three languages. If you want to test it for yourself, check out our guide on how to use Google Bard. We will continue to test Bard’s features as they are rolled out, but for now, here’s everything we know so far about Bard AI.

Google Bard is an AI chatbot, similar to ChatGPT and just like ChatGPT, it is powered by a language model to converse with users. Initially, Bard used Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) for its training so it could become conversational. However, it now also uses Pathways Language Model 2 (PaLM 2) to power Bard’s more advanced features such as coding and multimodal search (coming soon).  And Google may soon start training its AI with the entire internet. A recent change in policy from Google says that the company will use “publicly available information” to “help train Google’s AI models and build products and features like Google Translate, Bard, and Cloud AI capabilities.” That’s an extremely wide net, given that could include not only YouTube videos but Google Search results…”

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