Google has launched an AI chatbot called Bard, which aims to draw on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses to user asks.
The service will be given first to testers and then to the public in the coming weeks.
It will be built into Google's search engine, and has been described as an "experimental conversational AI service" by CEO Sundar Pichai.
Large language AI models such as LaMDA, on which the Google chatbot is based, and the one behind ChatGPT, are types of neural network that are fed huge amounts of text to learn how to generate plausible responses.
In more detail, The Times reports that Google's chief executive, Sundar Pichai, has said that Bard is a conversational AI service that can be used to learn more about the world, including football skills or space discoveries.
The Guardian highlights that large language AI models are designed to mimic the underlying architecture of the brain in computer form.
The Independent notes the chatbot will provide written answers to questions in split seconds, and that AI will be integrated into the company's search engine along with written answers.
Each source provides slightly different information on Bard.
The ZDNet reports that Bard is powered by Google's Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) and in contrast to ChatGPT, it has access to all information available on the web.
The Telegraph emphasises that Bard will work in the background of search queries to generate a short text summary of users' results.
The Verge also highlights that it is not clear exactly what capabilities Bard will have, but suggests that it will be just as free-ranging as OpenAI's ChatGPT.