Australians can use Google’s new AI chatbot today as its widespread use takes off worldwide. The tech giant’s answer to ChatGPT is now available for everyone in Australia.
The Bard chatbot, promising assistance for tasks ranging from learning coding to finding travel advice and lunch ideas based on what’s in the fridge, is now available in the US and UK, and other regions. The chatbot is a great tool for those who want to accomplish anything from school assignments to daily meals.
At Google’s annual developer conference overnight, Sissie Hsiao, Vice President and GM for Google Assistant and Bard, announced the global launch of Bard since it would now be immediately accessible to users in more than 180 countries and territories.
“As we continue to make additional improvements and introduce new features, we want to get Bard into more people’s hands so they can try it out and share their feedback with us. So today we’re removing the waitlist and opening up Bard to over 180 countries and territories – with more coming soon,”
The success of ChatGPT has prompted Microsoft, Facebook, and other tech companies to close in on an AI-fueled race toward the development of tools.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, lost 100 billion dollars in market worth when its demonstration of the new product, Bard, provided an erroneous response to a query regarding a telescope. This unfavorable incident occurred in February and caused Alphabet’s shares to decline by 7.7%.
Released last November by AI research company OpenAI, Bard is a separate product from Google’s core Search and shares similarities with ChatGPT. It is built on OpenAI’s large language model.
Vast troves of data online are used to train these models, enabling them to generate impressive responses in response to user prompts.
Google and other companies need help with incorporating AI into their main products; something demonstrated when Bard made a misstep.
Large language models may be associated with problems, such as spreading bias, being incorrect, and even displaying aggressiveness.
At I/O, Google’s annual conference held at Mountain View, they unveiled 25 new products and features powered by their newer and more capable language model known as PaLM 2, an advancement from the earlier language model called Bard. This has allowed Google to make many recent improvements in its services.
Hsiao continues to say:
“As we’ve said from the beginning, large language models are still a nascent technology with known limitations. So as we further expand, we’ll continue to maintain our high standards for quality and local nuances while also ensuring we adhere to our AI principles,”
At I/O, the main focus is on the advances of AI and the introduction of Digital devices such as Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, and the Pixel Tablet with already installed Chromecast.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet, initiated the conference by announcing that AI will be better incorporated into well-known tools such as Maps, Docs, Gmail, and Photos.
“We have an opportunity to make AI even more helpful for everyone. We have been applying AI to make our products radically more helpful. We are re-imagining all our core products,”
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet, was the keynote speaker at the Google I/O event in Mountain View, California. At this annual tech developers conference, he shared insight and encouragement.
The usage of AI has been increasing rapidly. However, some tech insiders, advocacy groups, and legislators are voicing their anxieties over the threats associated with chatbots, such as spreading false information or eliminating jobs.
Australian universities are incorporating AI into their education systems to combat cheating on exams and assessments. To this end, they are developing strategies to prevent students from bypassing the assessments by utilizing dishonest practices. These tactics ensure that only actual results can be attained to promote academic integrity.
This year, the University of Sydney and other higher educational institutions implemented traditional pen-and-paper examinations, extra supervision of exams, and greater reliance on online assessments.
Geoffrey Hinton, an AI pioneer from the US, confirmed last week that he had resigned from his post at Google to express his concern regarding the “dangers” associated with AI. This is a technology he played a part in developing.
Many products today utilize artificial intelligence systems constructed using Geoffrey Hinton’s neural network research. His work has had an immense influence on AI solutions today.
He had a decade-long part-time stint at Google, where he worked on AI development. Still, his opinion has become complicated as he expresses apprehension regarding the technology and the implications of contributing to its progression.
Hinton continues to say;
“I console myself with the normal excuse: If I hadn’t done it, somebody else would have.”
“Has made foundational breakthroughs in AI.”
“Decade of contributions at Google.”
“We remain committed to a responsible approach to AI,” Dean said in a statement provided to CNN. “We’re continually learning to understand emerging risks while also innovating boldly.”
Australian users can now access Google’s answer to ChatGPT, a powerful AI language model designed to provide helpful and personalized responses to various questions and requests. This marks a significant step forward in the development of AI technology, as more and more people worldwide have access to sophisticated language models that can help them daily.
With the ability to understand and process natural language, these AI systems have the potential to transform the way we interact with technology and with each other. While there are still challenges to be overcome in terms of privacy and ethical concerns, the arrival of ChatGPT in Australia is a clear sign of the exciting possibilities that lie ahead in the world of AI and machine learning.