ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that can’t stop lying, has gained popularity in recent weeks. Despite many problems with the technology, Google and Microsoft are pushing plans to turn web searches into conversations.
Microsoft has invested heavily in the company behind ChatGPT (and DALL-E), known as OpenAI, and has already been testing an improved version of the Bing search engine with the new technology. Instead of typing traditional search queries and clicking on the results (or just reading the snippet provided by the search engine), the screenshots provided to the edge indicates that the new Bing mode will accept normal questions and print conversational responses. Bing also provides citations for each statement, similar to Wikipedia, which is a notable problem with regular ChatGPT.
Microsoft is planning an event for tomorrow, which will likely be the full reveal of Bing’s new features, but Google already has details to share about its take on the concept. Google officially announced “Bard,” a conversational search tool based on Language Model for Dialogue Applications (or LaMDA for short) technology that the company has been slowly developing for several years.
Google said in a blog post: “Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of our great language models. It relies on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality answers. Bard can be an outlet for creativity and a launching pad for curiosity, helping you explain new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old, or learn more about the best forwards in soccer right now. , and then exercise. to develop your skills.”
However, the AI features will not be limited to just Bard. Google plans to implement its explain features in regular search queries, which will attempt to “distill complex information and multiple perspectives into easy-to-digest formats.” The company says those updates will roll out “soon.”
Although Google promises that it will monitor responses for quality and safety, it’s hard to be optimistic about conversational technologies like ChatGPT for reporting purposes. Finding false information is already easy with traditional search engines, but AI models like ChatGPT can easily misinterpret the data or even fabricate the information entirely. Leaked Bing screenshots revealed online dating, but there doesn’t appear to be anything like that in the screenshots provided by Google.
At a time when misinformation is a growing problem online, it’s frustrating to see companies like OpenAI, Google, and Bing advance in a race to be the first mainstream AI search tool before they’re robust enough to stop using it. lie. Google’s model could be more accurate, it’s not directly based on ChatGPT as Bing’s feature is expected to be, but there’s nothing available at the moment that can actually think for you.
Source: Google, The Verge