Introducing Google Bard: A Chatbot Designed to Make Search More Natural

Google has recently announced a new AI-powered chatbot tool called Google Bard. This tool is designed to simulate human conversations using natural language processing and machine learning. Its primary function is to supplement Google search by allowing users to ask natural language queries rather than using specific keywords.


Use Bard to simplify complex topics, like explaining new discoveries from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to a 9-year-old.

How Does Google Bard Work?


Google Bard is built on Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) technology. LaMDA was built on Transformer, Google’s neural network architecture that was released in 2017. Unlike OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which is tuned to generative AI and capable of producing everything from synopses to creative writing, Bard is designed to make search more natural and helpful.
Bard’s AI is trained to provide natural-sounding conversational queries and responses. Instead of just giving a list of answers, it provides context to the responses. It also helps with follow-up questions, something new to search. The initial version of Bard uses a lighter-model version of LaMDA that requires less computing horsepower to scale to more concurrent users.

When Was Google Bard Released?

Google Bard was announced on February 6, 2023, with a vague release date of a few weeks. As of this writing, Google Bard has yet to be formally released, and it is only available in a limited preview to a select group of Google beta testers.

Who Can Use Google Bard?

When it officially launches, Google Bard will be available to a variety of sources. In addition to supporting Google search, it will be available to integrate into websites, messages platforms, and desktop or mobile applications.

What Are the Limitations of Bard?

It is difficult to say what the limitations of Bard will be since it is not officially released yet. However, like all AI chatbots, it must learn and be trained on giving the correct answer from inaccurate or misleading information. AI training is an endless, compute-intensive process since there is always new information to learn.

Is Bard Free?

Google has given no indication that it will charge for use. The current assumption that Bard will be integrated into Google’s basic search engine indicates that it will be freely available for use.

Google Bard vs. ChatGPT

Both Google Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT are AI chatbots designed for interaction with people through the use of natural language models and machine learning. Both use a large language model (LLM), which is a machine learning model for generating and creating conversational text. However, there are some significant differences between the two.
ChatGPT uses generative AI, meaning it can produce original content. In contrast, Google Bard is designed to make search more natural and helpful. ChatGPT is also capable of helping refine searches. In January, Microsoft signed a deal reportedly worth $10 billion with OpenAI to license and incorporate ChatGPT into its Bing search engine to provide more conversational search results, similar to Google Bard. That opens the door to other search engines to license ChatGPT, whereas Bard is meant to support only Google.
One of the larger differ

ences between the two is that ChatGPT’s responses are based on data available up to 2021, whereas Google Bard will be based on up-to-date, current data. For ChatGPT to be viable as a search engine technology, it must be able to answer questions with up-to-date data, not two-year-old data.


Google Bard is an exciting new development in the world of search engines. By allowing users to ask natural language queries, Google is taking a significant step forward in making search more user-friendly. As with all AI chatbots, Bard’s effectiveness will depend on how well it is trained and how well it can provide relevant and accurate responses to user queries. With the growing

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