Google has faced criticism for its delay in releasing Bard, its generative AI technology that is similar to OpenAI’s GPT-3 and GPT-4. However, testing is currently underway, and the company has now offered access to Bard to some of its Pixel Superfans.
In February, Google announced Bard without specifying a launch date. The company mentioned that it would be testing the technology with its Trusted Tester program. It has now expanded testing to another group of users.
According to an email, Google has invited Pixel Superfans to use Bard early. Although access has not yet been granted, it appears that it will be available very soon.
Email To Pixel Superfans:
Meet Bard, an early experiment by Google that lets you collaborate with generative AI. We’d like to offer you – a member of our Pixel Superfan community – early access so you can get started as soon as Bard launches, and share your feedback.
We can’t wait to hear how people start using Bard, but we also know that large language models will not always get it right. Input from a wide range of experts and users will help Bard improve.
Google seems to be granting early access to Bard to its Superfans to continue training the AI through real-life use. Last month, it was reported that Google relied on its employees to test Bard and offer feedback to improve the AI’s accuracy by correcting its wrong answers.
Although the launch date for Bard is still unknown, it’s clear that Google is making significant progress in its development.