Google CEO Sundar Pichai asked all employees to test Bard, new ChatGPT competitor. He also expressed that Google will soon enlist help from partners for testing an application programming interface which will allow others access the same technology.
Pichai recently announced Google’s new AI-powered conversation technology, which will start rolling out in the next few weeks. Google has recently experienced pressure from investors and its employees for competing with Microsoft-backed ChatGPT maker OpenAI.
Pichai wrote in the email to employees, “Next week, we’ll be enlisting every Googler to help shape Bard and contribute through a special company-wide dogfood. We’re looking forward to getting all of your feedback — in the spirit of an internal hackathon — more details coming soon.”
Pichai recently expressed in a blog post that Bard’s responses will need to be meticulously tested to meet a high bar for safety, quality, and groundedness in the real-world information.
Pichai wrote in his note to employees, “It’s early days, we need to ship and iterate and we have a lot of hard and exciting work ahead to build these technologies into our products and continue bringing the best of Google Al to improve people’s lives. We’ve been approaching this effort with an intensity and focus that reminds me of early Google — so thanks to everyone who has contributed.”
Pichai also talked about letting outsiders build their own apps and products using the same underlying technology, Language Model for Dialogue Applications, or LaMDA, through an API.
Pichai’s added in the email, “Next month, we’ll start onboarding individual developers, creators and enterprises, to try generative language APIs initially powered by Language Model for Dialogue Applications, or LaMDA, with a range of models to follow. Over time, our goal is to create a suite of tools and APIs that will make it easy for others to build more innovative applications with Al.”