Update February 8th, 10:18AM ET: The presentation is over and Google has told us a recording will be available soon, but we have the details from Google’s Bard chatbot demo, as well as its other AI search updates and new features for Google Maps.
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Google, the company ubiquitous to online web searches, is set to reveal news on how it’ll use AI to help find what you’re looking for in a more “natural and intuitive” way.
Google’s been using AI and machine learning models to achieve things like removing unwanted objects in your photos with Magic Eraser and building step-by-step directions in Google Maps’ Street View. And more experimentally, Google used AI to let you generate images from text and figure out scribbly doctors’ notes.
Google just announced this week it’s working on a conversational AI system called Bard, which is powered by its internal LaMDA AI model. Now, based on its many years of researching AI, Google sounds like it’s ready to take on AI systems like DALL-E and, more prominently, OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
The timing of Google’s event comes hot on the heels of Microsoft’s just announced new Bing, which is leveraging ChatGPT to power the “copilot” AI bot that turns searches into chat conversations and is already going live to try out.
When is Google’s search and AI event?
“Google presents: Live from Paris,” the company’s event pertaining to its search engine and new AI technology, is happening on Wednesday, February 8th, at 8:30AM ET / 5:30AM PT.
How can I watch the Google event?
Google is livestreaming its search and AI event from Paris on YouTube, which you can watch embedded above.