OpenAl‘s ChatGPT, a conversational Al model designed to generate natural language, is making waves in the tech industry because of its impressive language processing capabilities. The technology that powers ChatGPT isn’t revolutionary, but OpenAl’s decision to make it available freely on the web exposed millions to this innovative approach. Seeing its global impact, Google and Microsoft, two of the largest tech companies in the world, have both developed their own conversational AI models to rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the technology behind ChatGPT. Let’s know about them:
Using the same AI technology that powers ChatGPT, Microsoft has announced a new version of its search engine Bing. With the product launch and new AI-enhanced features for its Edge browser, Microsoft promises a unique experience for browsing the web and finding information online.
Microsoft argues that it will use this conversational Al to create a new way to browse the web. Like ChatGPT, users can ask questions and receive answers in natural language. Bing’s new ChatGPT-powered experience will be available to everyone as a ‘limited preview’. With it, you will be able to use a limited number of queries, but full access will be available soon.
You may see some example searches if you visit Bing.com if it displays the new interface. When you click on them, you’ll be taken to a Bing search page with traditional results on the left and an AI-generated answer on the right. It will be impossible to clarify the results or ask follow-up questions until you have full access. The homepage uses the new chat-style UI, but you’ll still get the traditional Bing search results if you search for your own query.
A competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT is being developed by Google named ‘Bard’. In the words of Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, Bard is an ‘experimental conversational artificial intelligence service’ that is being tested by a small group of people.
The chatbot seems to be as flexible as OpenAl’s ChatGPT, and a screenshot encourages users to ask Bard practical questions, such as how to cook a meal using a list of ingredients.
Despite Google’s expertise in the Al that powers ChatGPT (actually, the transformer that is the ‘T’ in GPT was invented by Google), the company has been cautious about sharing its tools. In its Al Test Kitchen app, Google previously made LaMDA, the language model used in Bard, available. However, this version is extremely limited, only generating texts related to a few queries.
To conclude, while both Google and Microsoft’s models have shown impressive results, they still have a ways to go before they can truly rival the performance of ChatGPT, which has over 175 billion parameters. ChatGPT has demonstrated its ability to perform a wide range of natural language processing tasks with remarkable accuracy and fluency, making it the leading conversational AI model in the industry and an overnight sensation among netizens.