Even Google Insiders Question the Usefulness of Bard AI Chatbots

Oct 12
Google Alphabet Inc. and Discord Inc. have been offering an invitation-only conversation for Bard, Google's AI-powered chatbot, users for several months.
 
Google's product managers, designers, and engineers are publicly debating the usability and efficacy of the artificial intelligence tool on the forum, with some speculating as to whether the significant resources invested in its development were worthwhile.
Bard, Google's response to OpenAI's well-known ChatGPT bot, has received a constant stream of new features since the firm unveiled it in March. These include the AI tool's capacity to analyze photographs and produce answers to inquiries in a variety of languages.

Google introduced its biggest ambitious update to date this month, tying Bard to some of its most well-liked products, including Gmail, Maps, Docs, and YouTube. On September 19, the business launched application integration with English as the first language.

However, as Google continued to incorporate Bard into its main offerings, the company started to get complaints that the tool was producing false information and dispensing potentially harmful counsel.

The business launched a Google search button on Bard the same day it unveiled app extensions to enable users to confirm the accuracy of AI-generated responses from search engine results.

Google places a high priority on making sure that its Bard AI chatbot is a success. The company generates around 80% of the revenue for parent company Alphabet and is without a doubt the market leader in search.

The rise of generative AI has called into question Google's supremacy in search, and some experts believe that cutting-edge tools from startups like OpenAI and others could threaten Google's stronghold on the market.

The business was upfront about Bard's limitations at launch, including the AI tool's capacity to produce plausible lies.

When someone uses Bard, Google offers a disclaimer that reads, "Bard may display information that is inaccurate or offensive and does not reflect the views of Google."
Officials from the business added that before launching Bard, Google carried out adversarial testing to see how it would react to prospective attackers and that it anticipates learning more as users continue to use it.

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