O Google (GOOG;GOGL34) had no luck with the debut of bardthe artificial intelligence launched with the intention of challenging the ChatGPT. An error in the AI response algorithm during the official Bard demo was noticed by netizens and the news soon reached the markets.
The shares of alphabetthe Nasdsaq-listed parent of Google, ended the session down nearly 8%, pointing to investor disapproval of the Bard’s first appearance.
Google’s launch comes the day after the Microsoft (MSFT;MSFT34), a major sponsor of ChatGPT, announced the incorporation of AI into its own search engine, Bing.
Despite the fumbling first step, American market analysts believe that Google has competitive advantages in terms of scale, engineering and cloud resources to win the race in the field of generative AI (which produces cohesive information from an extensive database ).
It is estimated that more than 1 billion people use Google as a search engine, above the 100 million users of ChatGPT.
Bard’s mistake occurred in Google’s own advertising, which shows artificial intelligence at work. In a short video intended to promote the tool, Bard is asked some questions.
Among them, one user asks: “What new discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope can you tell your 9-year-old son?”. Among the answers, one of them was incorrect. Bard said the telescope was used to take the first pictures of a planet outside the solar system (so-called exoplanets).
The information, however, is false. As already confirmed by the US Space Agency, the first pictures of exoplanets were taken by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in 2004.
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