Is Google using the data of the OpenAI chatbot tool ChatGPT? Claims made by an ex-Google AI engineer aren’t true. Google denies this and clarifies here.
In today’s time, where the OpenAi tool ChatGpt is a hotspot and people are talking a lot about the tool, either good or bad, Also, there have been a lot of allegations about Google Bard, an experimental and engaging AI chat service from Google, that it’s trained with ChatGPT. Well, that’s completely a myth and far from reality.
Is Google really using ChatGPT’s data?
So, now, a report from The Information claims that to advance its own AI chatbot, Google is using data from ChatGPT and training Bard. But Google has responded clearly that it’s not using any data to train Bard. However, Google Bard is based on LaMDA, or the Language Model for Dialogue Applications.
Google confirmed that ChatGPT isn’t training Bard
Based on reports, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is taking an AI research team to work on Bard. Therefore, Google asked two companies, Gemini and DeepMind, to work together in Google’s Brain AI group.
The allegation is very serious, but Google strictly denies it. Bard is not taking data from the OpenAI tools ChatGPT or ShareGPT. In Chris Papas’ statement, who’s a Google spokesperson, asked publication to show if Google has ever used ChatGPT data to train the Bard in the past.
It is not wrong to say that AI chatbots are growing and evolving over time, and it is inevitable that they will interact with one another. But that doesn’t mean one chatbot is lifting data to train another chatbot, as it may not be a practical thing.
ChatGPT is the biggest threat to Google, as it dominates the whole search market. It seems like Google has been in trouble based on reports, especially after Google AI engineer Jacob Devlin resigned to join OpenAI. After leaving Google, the former employee has signaled Google not to use ChatGPT.
During these allegations, Google didn’t launch the BARD for everyone but later decided to open it for public testing. Google Bard, a chatbot, wasn’t public before these allegations. Then, in a recent official blog post, Google announced that Bard will be available, and people who want to use the new AI chatbot must sign up to get access.
Bard vs. ChatGPT: What’s the difference?
There are many differences between Bard and ChatGPT, and both use different language model, and data sources. Let’s find the difference between these two:
1. Language model
- Google Bard – Google Bard is using Google’s Language model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA).
- OpenAI – ChatGPT is a specially tweaked version of OpenAI’s transformer 3 or GPT 4 depending on the version.
2. Data sources
- Google Bard – Google Bard is different when it comes to data sources as it supposedly searches the Internet in real time to find the latest answer with the latest research.
- ChatGPT – If you talk about ChatGPT data sources then it’s trained on multiple sources like massive dataset of text such as common crawl, Wikipedia, articles and content scraped from the web.
- Google Bard – Google Bard is free for all the users who sign up and can access it anytime.
- ChatGPT – ChatGPT is also free for all users. To get access to ChatGPT Plus, you need to pay $20/month to get a rich experience like faster response, access during peak time, and prior access to newly launched features.
Allegations can be easily made, especially when you know that Google is such a huge player in the search market. To conclude, Google is not using any data from ChatGPT to train its chatbot, Bard.
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