On Monday, Google announced its own AI chatbot named Bard to compete with Open AI’s ChatGPT, but it didn’t go well as a result shown in its first promotional demo was found wrong, which has also caused the company.
Earlier, Microsoft launched its ‘new Bing’, which possesses a new Chat feature that is powered by Open AI’s ChatGPT with GPT 3.5 language model, and you can also try it for free.
Google AI Chatbot, Bard’s Mistake Impacted Google’s Market Wealth
Firstly let’s discuss a little background about this Google Bard. The company CEO Sunder Pichai unveiled this AI chatbot with an official blog, in which he also its demo and many details.
This chatbot is said to be running on Google’s in-house language model, LaMDA, which is said to be way better than other AI chatbots, with its conversational practices and Google’s huge data fuel.
But still, it failed to gain initial attention in the right promotional way, as people noticed inaccurate information provided by it in a promotional GIF that has been shared by Google on its official Twitter account.
As you can see, the above image that shows the question and answer from Bard. While the question was, “What new discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope can I tell my 9-year-old about?”
In three bullet points, Bard answered, and one of the points states that “James Webb Space Telescope took the very first pictures of a planet outside of our own solar system,” and after that, multiple astronomers on Twitter marked this as wrong and inaccurate.
Not to be a ~well, actually~ jerk, and I'm sure Bard will be impressive, but for the record: JWST did not take "the very first image of a planet outside our solar system".
the first image was instead done by Chauvin et al. (2004) with the VLT/NACO using adaptive optics. https://t.co/bSBb5TOeUW pic.twitter.com/KnrZ1SSz7h
— Grant Tremblay (@astrogrant) February 7, 2023
And a well-known website, New Scientist, confirmed all these claims and expressed that the first image of an exoplanet was taken in 2004 (14 years before JWST’s launch), and for proof, they even shared an article from NASA’s website on it.
Google hasn’t responded to anything on it yet, but they might take this error as a thing to improve in Bard’s language model.
Separately, this AI chatbot, Bard, is currently unavailable for everyone as the company has marked it as an “experimental conversational AI service” and said it will be “more widely available to the public in the coming weeks.”