What is Google Bard AI? Here’s everything you need to know
- Before Microsoft’s planned GPT-4 release, Google introduces a new array of generative AI tools.
Today, Google announced a variety of new generative AI features and tools for programmers.
- Less than a month has passed since Google unveiled Bard, their search chatbot.
To generate text and graphics, developers can use Google’s foundation models on Google Cloud.
- In addition to new connections for users of Google Workspace, such as Gmail and Google Documents, Google finally launched a plethora of new generative AI features and capabilities for developers via a PaLM API and in Google Cloud.
- The changes occur less than a fortnight after Bloomberg reported that a new internal Google order had been issued and less than a month after Google revealed Bard, their search chatbot. “demands that within months, generative AI be implemented into all of its key products.”
The announcement precedes Microsoft’s eagerly anticipated online lecture on the “Future of Work with AI” this coming Thursday. In accordance with statements made last week by Microsoft Germany CTO Andreas Braun, that occasion will see the introduction of the multimodal GPT-4 as well as a ChatGPT upgrade for Microsoft 365 programs like Word and Outlook.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said during a virtual press conference held yesterday that the AI announcements “represent the culmination” of years of work that included combining Transformer technology advancements in reinforcement learning and parallelism as well as orchestrating massive training workloads.
The following are the major announcements
PaLM API and MakerSuite for app development
Google has released a new PaLM API that allows developers to build on Google’s “best” LLM models.
The API will include a tool called MakerSuite, which will allow developers to create prototypes. Google says it will eventually include tools for rapid engineering, synthetic data generation, and custom-model tuning.
Google announced today that a private sample is now available to select developers and that a queue will be published soon.
Google Cloud’s generative AI capabilities
Vertex AI is Google Cloud’s end-to-end machine learning platform, allowing data science teams to accelerate ML model development and deployment from feature engineering to low-latency inference and enterprise-level governance and monitoring.
Developers can now generate text and graphics on Google Cloud using Google’s foundation models. Making audio and video will be options in the future. Google Cloud customers will be able to find models, create and modify prompts, fine-tune them with their own data, and deploy apps.
Google Cloud also debuted a generative AI app creator. “brings together conversational AI flows, out-of-the-box search experiences, and foundation models.”
The generative AI features of Google Workspace
Google claims that over 3 billion people are already using AI features in Gmail and Google Docs, such as Smart Compose and auto-generated summaries.
According to the company, it has a “limited set of trusted partners.” “Testers” will put a new set of generative AI features in Gmail and Google Docs to the test, including the ability to switch between playful and professional tones.
An “open” Google AI ecosystem
Finally, Google announced the “most open and innovative AI ecosystem” with a series of partnerships, programs, and resources.
Companies like Cohere and Anthropic, for example, are already training LLMs using Google Cloud infrastructure and GPU and TPU clusters. Google has begun working with AI21 Labs, Midjourney, and Osmo.
Among the AI solutions that have announced new or expanded agreements with Google Cloud are Aible, Anyscale, Gretel, Labelbox, Snorkel AI, and Weights & Biases.
Furthermore, as part of the new Made with Google Cloud AI Initiative, several AI application providers, including Bending Spoons, Faraday, Glean, Replit, and Tabnine, were introduced. In addition, Accenture, Deloitte, BCG, and McKinsey committed to expanding customer access to Google Cloud AI and generative AI advisory and implementation services and capabilities.