Google Bard: Going Beyond the Basics

Published Date: February 9, 2023
Google Bard: Going Beyond the Basics

As the OG of bards, Shakespeare once said, “all the world’s a stage,” and Google has made it a reality with its new AI tool, BARD. When you think of Shakespeare today, you probably don’t immediately associate him with artificial intelligence. But Google wants to change your mind about that.

Powered by Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) by Google, this latest artificial intelligence tool, called BARD (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers), is designed to produce original work that sounds like it was written by a real person. Although the system is currently limited to writing Shakespearean sonnets, the researchers are optimistic that BARD can be used to generate/ create text in a variety of styles and genres.

The research team at Google Brain trained BARD on a set of Shakespeare’s works, including the 154 sonnets and complete plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and Macbeth, and edited each work so that they all fit iambic pentameter (the popular ten-syllable verse pattern). In all, Google AI researchers were able to train BARD on 8 million lines of text.

To test the system’s ability to compose Shakespearean sonnets based on just a few keywords, the team fed BARD human-generated prompts that included a title and first line for each poem. The most successful results were ones where humans could prompt the algorithm with only three words.

It’s a really exciting time to be working on these technologies as we translate deep research and breakthroughs into products that truly help people. That’s the journey we’ve been on with large language models. Two years ago, we unveiled next-generation language and conversation capabilities powered by our Language Model for Dialogue Applications (or LaMDA for short).” – states Google.

Another feature of Bard is its integration with Google Cloud services. This allows users to access a wide range of computing resources, such as GPUs, for training their models. In addition, the tool can be used with other Google Cloud products, such as Google BigQuery and Google Cloud Storage, making it easier to manage and store the data used for AI models.

Google and Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai tweeted, “As people turn to Google for deeper insights and understanding, AI can help us to get to the start of what they are looking for. We’re starting with Ai powered features in Search that distill complex info into easy-to-digest formats so you can see the big picture then explore more

Fresh from the Web!

While we were still humming the tunes of this BARD, it was reported that Alphabet, the parent company of Google, lost a whopping $100 billion in market value. This downfall occurred when Google shared inaccurate information in their own promotional video for their conversational AI chatbot – Bard.

And, when Google’s shares were going down, guess who took a leap? Microsoft! Its hares went up by 3%!

In conclusion, Google’s new AI tool, Bard, is set to revolutionize the process of creating AI models. With its user-friendly interface, integration with Google Cloud services, and ability to automate some of the tasks involved in building AI models, Bard has the potential to make AI development more accessible to a wider audience. But we have to be careful what we ‘fish’ for! While Google works towards enhancing Bard’s working, Microsoft is swiftly spreading ChatGPT globally. So much is happening in such less time, and we do understand it can be overwhelming for you to track everything at once. So just keep following Adlift on LinkedIn, Instagram and through blogs, and we shall deliver hot and crispy updates about the digital world!

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