Google answers ChatGPT challenge with Bard expansion

Google announced the launch of Bard, a competitor to Microsoft’s ChatGPT, in 180 countries. The company aims to integrate generative AI into its core products, including search. Google’s expansion follows Microsoft’s push into AI despite concerns about its societal impact and job displacement.

Google launches ChatGPT rival in US and UK

Google has invited people in the US and UK to test its AI chatbot, Bard, which can churn out essays, poems or computing code on command. CEO Sundar Pichai said the chatbot had been tested with 80,000 Google employees, and would now be tested with the public as a “first step” before going out to more countries in other languages. Unlike Microsoft-backed ChatGPT, Bard can “access and process information from the real world through Google Search and keep my response consistent with search results”, the bot said.