Google has refuted claims that it used OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which is owned by Microsoft, to train Bard, its AI chatbot.
The success of OpenAI, according to a report in The Information, “has forced the two AI research teams within Google’s parent, Alphabet, to overcome years of heated animosity to work together.”
The report cites sources as saying that employees at DeepMind, an Alphabet subsidiary company, are collaborating with software engineers at Google’s Brain AI branch to create software that will compete with OpenAI.
“Known internally as Gemini, the joint effort began in recent weeks, after Google stumbled with Bard, its first attempt to compete with OpenAI’s chatbot,” the report claimed.
The Verge was told by a Google spokesperson that “Bard is not trained on any data from ShareGPT or ChatGPT.”
Meanwhile, Google has revealed that its ChatGPT competitor “Bard” is now available as an early experiment allowing people to work with generative AI.
Early access to Bard has begun in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the business promising to expand access to other nations and languages in the future.
Bard, like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing chatbot, is built on a large language model (LLM), specifically a lightweight and optimized version of LaMDA, which the tech giant stated will be updated in the future with newer, more competent models.
Users can communicate with Bard by asking questions and improving their answers with follow-up inquiries.