Google responds to OpenAI with its own chatbot — ‘Bard’
As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, so too does the landscape of associated technology. In recent years, chatbots have become increasingly popular, with many companies adopting them for various customer-facing applications. However, chatbots are not without their critics, who have raised concerns about their potential to replace human workers.
Now, it seems that Google is throwing its hat into the chatbot ring with the release of its own chatbot, Bard. According to the company, Bard is “a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence that can converse with you about anything you want.”
Bard is not the first chatbot to be developed by a major tech company. In 2016, Facebook released its own chatbot, called “M,” which was intended to be a digital assistant. However, the project was ultimately shuttered due to lack of user engagement.
It remains to be seen whether Bard will fare any better than M, but there are some indications that it might. For one, Bard is being designed specifically for gaming, which could give it a leg up in terms of engagement. Additionally, Google has invested heavily in artificial intelligence in recent years, so it stands to reason that Bard will benefit from the company’s expertise in this area.
Of course, only time will tell whether Bard is a success or a flop. However, one thing is certain: the chatbot landscape is only going to become more crowded in the years to come.