Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that an upcoming update to Google Search would incorporate Bard AI elements to compete with Microsoft’s Bing Chat. Pichai stated that including AI would enhance Google Search’s ability to answer user requests promptly, and he does not view rival chatbots as a threat to Google Search.
Pichai believes that the potential of incorporating Bard into Google Search is enormous and that users can ask Google questions and engage with Large Language Models (LLMs) within the context of their searches. However, this statement contradicts Google’s previously stated policy of keeping “Bard separate from Search,” which was revealed in an internal meeting leaked to the media.
In a recent interview, Pichai also discussed Google’s generative AI project, Bard, and how it will transition to a new LLM called PaLM. Pichai emphasized that PaLM is a more capable model than Bard and excels in question answering, creative activity, code generation, and translation.
This move towards incorporating Bard AI elements into Google Search and Google Assistant demonstrates the tech giant’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the search engine space. With the addition of PaLM, Google hopes to further enhance its search capabilities and continue to provide users with accurate and relevant results.