Google’s new AI, Bard, starts off on the wrong foot
Just 4 days ago Google announced on its twitter their new AI called Bard, which will be added to its Google search engine to enhance it as Microsoft is doing with ChatGPT.
Although this move has not gone as expected to Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and is that in its original announcement already removed, we could see how this AI made a mistake by providing an incorrect answer.
In this query, Bard was asked to tell a 9-year-old boy about the discoveries of the James Webb Space telescope, the answer stated that this telescope was the first to take pictures outside the solar system, when in fact this was achieved by a European telescope in 2004.
What has this error meant for Google?
Since Google’s announcement and mistake, it’s parent company Alphabet, has lost more than 7% of its stock value in just a couple of days, this translated into numbers is a $100 billion dollars loss.
The Future War for AI on Search Engines – Google Bard vs Bing and ChatGPT
Since ChatGPT’s free public launch, we have witnessed the biggest AI boom and hype in history, allowing ChatGPT to reach 100 million daily users in the last week.
Meanwhile Microsoft, which invested $1 billion in the startup last 2019, has announced that it is working with OpenAI to implement ChatGPT in Bing very soon, Microsoft’s own search engine that everyone seemed to have forgotten about until now.
This has scared Google and rightly so since Microsoft announced this news, Edge and Bing have become some of the most downloaded Apps on mobile device stores.
Hence Google’s interest in announcing their future AI for their search engine, Google Bard, although for now it has backfired.
This means they still have a lots of work to do if they want to be able to compete with ChatGPT, this is just the beginning of the artificial intelligence for search engines war.