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What is Apprentice Bard?

Google's own AI technology is being readied
Last Updated on April 20, 2023
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It seems that Google has sized up the competition and created its own rival to the AI language model Chat GPT – Google Bard, which has formerly been known as Apprentice Bard in initial reports.

Reports came in over the last couple of weeks that Google was working on a potential Chat GPT competitor, under the name ‘Apprentice Bard’. It looked like it will be incorporating the LaMDA technology Google have been developing for several years. This is a form of AI that scans information available online, from sites like Reddit and Wikipedia, to mimic human speech. It draws upon many other sources to solve complex queries and equations.

Well, now the cat is out of the bag, and Google have announced their chatbot offering. However, it’s called Google Bard – not Apprentice Bard, as previous reports suggested.

Google Bard will probably act a lot like Open AI’s Chat GPT. This means it will interact in a conversational style with the person using it.

It will probably be able to generate texts ranging from essays to poems, answer coding and mathematical queries, or any of the other interesting features currently being displayed by AI language models. This is likely, given the massive research capabilities and budget Google has.

It’s difficult to say exactly what this chatbot will look like, as Google are being pretty secretive about the whole thing. However, we’ve done some research and have all the key information available right now.

Will we see a Google Bard chatbot?

So, Google has been working on a chatbot, called Google Bard. At the moment, it seems the chatbot is only available to users in the UK and the US.

However, with the public interest in chatbots and Google’s high rate of development, it’s not a big stretch to say this technology could be available to a global audience pretty soon.

Can I use Apprentice Bard?

Unfortunately, Apprentice Bard is only available to Google employees. If you would like to try out Google’s chatbot, simply head over to the Google Bard website.

What is Google’s ChatGPT called?

Google’s ChatGPT equivalent is called Google Bard. Similar to ChatGPT, you can ask Bard any question your heart desires and the AI bot will respond using the knowledge it’s gathered from the internet.

Final Thoughts

Google has been relatively slow to the AI chatbot game, probably due to the reputation it has to uphold. However, that has changed with the surging popularity of Chat GPT. We expect to see some interesting developments over the next few months.

As a tech and AI writer for PC Guide, Gloria is interested in what new technology means for the future of consumer electronics and digital and broadcast journalism.