Google’s AI Chatbot Bard to Receive Upgrades After Struggling to Compete with OpenAI and Microsoft

Google’s AI chatbot Bard has been struggling to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing AI.[0] In a recent report by The Information, it was alleged that Google’s Bard was trained using data from OpenAI’s ChatGPT, scraped from a website called ShareGPT. The report also suggests that Google is now collaborating with its sister company, DeepMind, on a new AI project called “Gemini” to beat OpenAI. However, Google has denied any use of data from ChatGPT or ShareGPT in training Bard. To improve Bard’s capabilities, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that the chatbot will soon be upgraded to Google’s more capable PaLM models, which can better answer math and logic problems, reason, and code.

Google’s Bard is an experimental conversational AI service that uses Google’s own large language model, LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications).[1] It was developed to improve the quality of search results by understanding the complexities of human language.[2] However, Bard has faced criticism for its limited capabilities compared to its competitors.

Jacob Devlin, a former Google AI researcher, left the company to join OpenAI after expressing concerns that Google’s use of ChatGPT data through ShareGPT violated OpenAI’s terms of service. Devlin claimed that Google’s Bard team was training their model using ChatGPT data from ShareGPT, where users publish their chat sessions with OpenAI’s creation.

Google’s collaboration with DeepMind on Project Gemini aims to match the capabilities of OpenAI’s GPT-4 and reach 1 trillion parameters. The joint effort began after Bard received a lackluster reception.[3] The two AI research teams are working together to develop software to better compete with OpenAI.[4]

While Google denied any use of data from ChatGPT or ShareGPT in training Bard, the company has acknowledged that Bard is in early beta development and will make mistakes.[0] Google plans to upgrade Bard to its more capable PaLM models to improve its capabilities. Bard is currently available in limited preview in the US.

0. “Google's Bard is singing a new tune this week, upgrades to its capabilities already rolling out” Chrome Unboxed, 31 Mar. 2023,

1. “Google Bard: Everything You Need To Know” Search Engine Journal, 23 Mar. 2023,

2. “Bard AI: The New Conversational AI Chatbot from Google” Interesting Engineering, 28 Mar. 2023,

3. “Google Dismisses Report Claiming its Bard AI Used Data from ChatGPT”, 29 Mar. 2023,

4. “Alphabet's Google and DeepMind Pause Grudges, Join Forces to Chase OpenAI” The Information, 29 Mar. 2023,

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