Generative AI is a lot of fun and we are all aware of it. We have ChatGPT, one of the most popular forms of generative AI in the market. Then we have Google Bard, Google's latest service launched only yesterday. Although access to Bard is limiting at best, a Twitter user got a hold of the service and managed to ask it a straightforward question.
An interaction with Google Bard proves that generative AI still has a long way to go before it becomes something viable
Twitter user @juanbius asked Google Bard about when it will shut down. A rather simple question, to be honest. Interestingly, Bard replied that it would be shutting down on 21st March 2023. This is interesting because that is the same date it was announced. Now, for those who don't know, Google designed this generative AI to mention the sources it gets its information from, and indeed, the source was mentioned below, the only source, for that matter.
i asked bard when it'll (inevitably) be shut down by google
turns out it's already been shut down due to lack of adoption pic.twitter.com/1bovfcpksb
— juan (@juanbuis) March 21, 2023
Juan decided to play around a bit and asked Google Bard why it was shut down, to which the AI responded with "lack of user adoption, lack of innovation, lack of resources, and competition from other products." It also mentioned that the generative AI service was not a successful product, and Google decided to shut it down less than six months after its launch, and it might not come back to life. Again, a bizarre response, considering how the service was only launched yesterday.
Since then, another Twitter user asked Google Bard the same question, and this time, it replied with how Google has no intentions of shutting it down and that the service is still under development.
All of this might seem fun, but this post leaves us with two important points. The first one is that Google Bard, much like any other AI, is still in the early stages of development and, therefore, can make mistakes when asked questions that make no sense to it. Secondly, AI, as a whole, is a concept that we have just started working on. We have seen a lot of AI meltdowns in the past or instances where an AI was completely stumped, including an instance where Google's LAMDA talked about having feelings. All of these responses show us that it will take some time for generative AI to be the perfect offering for those who genuinely want to use it.
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