What is Google Bard
Google Bard is an AI chatbot, similar to ChatGPT and Bing Chat. It uses Google's language model, LaMDA, to pull information from the web and help users with creative tasks, explain complex topics, or have interesting conversations. Google Bard is currently in beta and requires application. It also has some limitations, such as not being able to answer sensitive or inappropriate questions.
Apply to use Google Bard
- Open bard.google.com in your browser
- Click the Join Waitlist button
- Log in with your Google account
Note that you cannot apply using your Google Workspace account, only your personal Google account. After applying, you will receive an email telling you when you can use Google Bard. If you're a Google One user, you'll also get an early preview of the Google Bard
You will see the following response after you join the waiting list
How is Google Bard trained
Bard is based on the LaMDA language model, using a data set called Infiniset, which is pulled from content on the Internet, including Wikipedia, GitHub, and other publicly available data sources. Google Bard's training process is a multi-step process divided into four stages:
The first stage is data collection and preparation
The second stage is data preprocessing and cleaning
The third stage is the encoding and compression of the data
The fourth stage is the training and evaluation of data
Google Bard is a large research language model (LLM). It is a lightweight and optimized version of LaMDA, which will be updated with more powerful models over time. Based on Google's understanding of high-quality information, you can think of LLM as a predictive engine.
Difference between Google Bard and ChatGPT
The Google Bard and ChatGPT are both very powerful natural language processing models. However, there are some differences, mainly the following:
Google Bard is based on Google's LaMDA language model and is specifically designed for conversational applications to generate text that is relevant and coherent to the context of the conversation. ChatGPT, on the other hand, is a large language model based on OpenAI's GPT architecture, with a broader range of capabilities, including holding general conversations, answering questions, and even generating writing content.
Google Bard is integrated into the Google search engine to provide direct links to websites when prompted. While ChatGPT is widely available through a web browser, it has an optional subscription plan called ChatGPT Plus that offers more features and personalization options.
Google Bard's LaMDA can get responses from the Internet, so it always has the latest responses. ChatGPT, on the other hand, all responses come from the model repository (depending on the version used) and may be outdated or inaccurate.
Google Bard has more than 1 billion daily active users, while ChatGPT has more than 100 million. This means that Bard is superior to ChatGPT in terms of potential coverage and real-time feedback, which is one way to improve the tool.