Bard, Google’s much-hyped new AI chatbot tool, which has yet to be released to the public, has already been criticized for producing inaccurate responses during a demonstration this week.
In the demo, this is Posted by Google on Twittera user asked Budd: “What new discoveries can I tell my 9-year-old about the James Webb Space Telescope?” First photo.”
However, according to NASA, the first image showing an exoplanet (or any planet outside our solar system) It was actually taken nearly two decades ago in 2004 by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope.
Bard’s blunder underscores the challenge facing Google as it races to integrate the artificial intelligence technology that powers Microsoft-backed ChatGPT into its core search engine. Google is now risking upending its search engine’s reputation for delivering reliable information as it tries to keep pace with what some believe may be conversational artificial intelligence revolutionizing how people search online.
Like ChatGPT, Bard is built on top of a large language model trained on vast amounts of online data to generate convincing responses to user prompts. Experts have long warned that these tools have the potential to spread inaccurate information.
To address that concern, Google previously said Bud would first be available to “trusted testers” this week, with plans to make it available to the general public in the coming weeks.
“This highlights the importance of a rigorous testing process, which we’re launching this week with our Trusted Testing program,” a Google spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday in a statement about the factual error. “We will combine external feedback with our own internal testing to ensure that Bard’s responses meet high standards of quality, security and fundamentals for real-world information.”
Shares of Google parent Alphabet fell as much as 8 percent in midday trading on Wednesday after Reuters first reported Bard’s inaccurate response.
Google launched Bard earlier this week in an apparent bid to compete with the viral success of ChatGPT, which has been used to generate articles, lyrics and answers to questions people might have Googled before. ChatGPT’s meteoric popularity reportedly prompted Google management to declare its search product a “code red” status.
Google hosted an event at its Paris offices on Wednesday as the tech giant detailed plans to use artificial intelligence to fundamentally change the way people search for information online. Google held the event a day after rival Microsoft announced an improved version of Bing powered by a more advanced version of the AI used by ChatGPT. (Microsoft is investing billions of dollars in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT.)
In a speech on Wednesday, a Google executive teased plans to use the technology to provide more sophisticated and conversational responses to queries, including offering bullet points to outline the best times of the year to view various zodiac signs and offers to buy electric zodiac signs. Pros and cons of cars.
AI technology will pave the way for “the next frontier of our information products,” the executive said.