Google posted an online ad for its new artificial intelligence chatbot, Bard, that offered an inaccurate answer.
company The highly anticipated ChatGPT competitor launched this weekand launched a marketing blitz to get the public ready for a full rollout in the coming weeks.
A promotional tweet with a brief GIF describes Bard as a “launch pad for curiosity” that will simplify complex subjects.
Google I believe it will change the way people search the web, as it can provide more detailed and conversational responses to queries, rather than just a list of websites and links.
The question Bard was asked in the ad was: “From James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Can I tell my nine year old? “
One of its answers was that the JWST was used to take the first pictures of a planet outside Earth’s solar system.
Unfortunately for Bard, the first picture of such an exoplanet was actually taken in 2004 by the Very Large Telescope.
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Given that one of the main concerns about these so-called large language models is whether their answers are as accurate as reality, chatbots made an embarrassing mistake.
Open AIs Chat GPTLaunched to much fanfare late last year, it’s been found to sometimes speak with as much confidence when it’s doing things wrong as it is when it’s doing things right.
bard and Microsoft’s new Bing chatbotalso announced this week, aims to address that by providing citations and real-time updates on current events.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the ad, which has been viewed more than a million times at the time of writing.
The error was discovered hours before an event in Paris by top Google executives, when the tech giant revealed more plans to expand the role of artificial intelligence in its products.
These include a new “immersive view” for its Maps app, which allows users to point their phone’s camera at an area and display Google Street View-style icons and infographics as digital overlays.
It’s available starting in a limited number of cities, including London and New York.
Google is also increasing the number of indoor locations where Maps users can access augmented reality directions — again using their phone cameras — bringing the feature to airports, stations and shopping centers in a number of new cities, including London.