Google Introduced Its Newest LLM ‘PaLM 2’. It Includes Bard, ChatGPT’s Strongest Competitor Yet [Video]

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Google went all-in on AI during its I/O 2023 developer annual conference on Wednesday.

The search giant publicly unveiled its newest large language model (LLM), PaLM 2, which, according to the company, is better at reasoning, writing, math, and logic, and performs better than OpenAI’s GPT-4 in coding and debugging.

The Mountain View, California-based company also introduced a new multimodal LLM called Gemini, which is currently under training.

PaLM 2 comes in different sizes, which are weirdly named after animal constellations: Gecko, Otter, Bison, and Unicorn.

Google’s new code completion and code generation tool, named Codey is the company’s answer to GitHub’s Copilot.

Codey is specifically trained to handle coding-related prompts and is also trained to handle queries related to Google Cloud in general.

Google also made its chatbot Bard, the equivalent of ChatGPT, officially available for everyone, removing any waitlist.

Built on PaLM2, Bard allows export to Google Docs, Sheets, Replit, and Gmail, among others.

Bard’s users will be able to generate images via Adobe Firefly and then modify them using Express.

In its search business, Google introduced the AI snapshot feature, which takes content from top links and allows for follow-up questions.

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Google’s productivity suite Workspace was improved with an AI sidekick called Duet, designed to provide better prompts.

It has automatic prompt suggestions and can do a ton of things, such as converting text to tables in Sheets, finding information in Gmail threads, and creating images in Slides.

“The Sidekick panel will live in a side panel in Google Docs and is constantly engaged in reading and processing your entire document as you write, providing contextual suggestions that refer specifically to what you’ve written,” said Google.

Another feature of Google Workplace, particularly in Gmail and Docs, is the ‘help me write’ feature, which allows users to write anything at different lengths.

The new AI features for Slides and Meet include the ability to type in what kind of visualization the user is looking for, and the AI creates that image. Specifically for Google Meet, that means custom backgrounds.

Google introduced the Magic Editor in Google Photos.

Google also announced new AI models heading to Vertex AI, its fully managed AI enterprise service, including a text-to-image model called Imagen.

Another interesting project introduced by the search giant is Project Tailwind, an AI-powered notebook tool that takes a user’s free-form notes and automatically organizes and summarizes them.

Essentially, users pick files from Google Drive, then Project Tailwind creates a private AI model with expertise in that information, along with a personalized interface designed to help sift through the notes and docs.

The tool is available through Labs, Google’s refreshed hub for experimental products.