A new artificial intelligence (AI) enhancement to internet searches has been released. ChatGPT is a chatbot developed by OpenAI, opens a new window that was released in late 2022. OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company with a mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity. ChatGPT is a generative pretrained transformer (GPT) this means it was enhanced by human trainers to improve the AI's performance. ChatGPT uses are versatile, it can produce essays, poetry, song lyrics, write and debug computer programs, and relate information searches from the internet in various ways. ChatGPT has also been enhanced to reduce harmful and deceitful responses. The emergence of ChatGPT has tech companies racing to implement this new technology. Anyone can try ChatGPT here, opens a new window.
Microsoft announced in February of 2023 their launch of an all new AI-powered Microsoft Bing search, opens a new window engine based on OpenAI's model. This AI enhanced search engine can now deliver better search results, complete answers, a new chat experience and the ability to generate content. The new Microsoft Edge experience is also enhanced by AI with two new functions: chat and compose. With these new functions you can ask the Edge Sidebar to summarize a lengthy report and compare it to competing companies. You can create content and update tone, format and length. Join The New Bing waitlist here, opens a new window.
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Google has responded to the new AI tech race by unveiling Bard, opens a new window. Bard is an experimental conversational AI service powered by LaMDA, opens a new window. LaMDA is short for "Language Model for Dialogue Application", it is a technology trained on dialogue and designed to distinguish open-ended conversation from other forms of language. LaMDA is able to respond to nuances in conversation, making the responses more satisfying, sensible and specific to conversation context. Google is developing this new technology while ensuring it adheres to their AI Principles., opens a new window Google being the most popular website and search engine worldwide, once implemented with this new AI chat will alter the way we conduct online searches. Bard is currently limited to beta testers, and not yet available for public use.
It is still too early to know how tech companies will adapt their full line of services and products with the introduction of AI chat technology, and how this will change our use of everyday technologies. One thing that remains true is the need for individuals to be vigilant about information they encounter in all digital spaces. Check the source, assess its authority and compare its content to other credible sources.
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