is introducing a new conversational artificial-intelligence service to some testers and plans to launch it to the public in the coming weeks, according to a blog post by
(ticker: GOOGL) CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday.
“Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models,” Pichai wrote. “It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses.”
The executive said the service will be released initially with a “lightweight model version” of LaMDA, which uses less computing power and would enable a broader rollout. He also said Google plans to launch new AI-powered features for its search engine soon.
Google’s announcement comes after conversational AI chatbot ChatGPT was released late last year and has captivated the internet with its responses.
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