Tomorrow, will the debates during family meals be decided during a question posed to Google?
The search engine detailed, this Wednesday, in Paris, what the search results will look like once its artificial intelligence, Bard, initially presented on Monday, has been integrated.
This could revolutionize the way we do research on the Internet today, while the boss of Microsoft, whose Bing search engine provides for the integration of ChatGPT, spoke of a “new era”.
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So how will Bard actually work?
All you have to do is type a question in the Google search bar (the one we already use) to access a classic results page at the top of which we find a framework with a reasoned answer from artificial intelligence.
Below appear several links to access more information and, even further down, proposals for other requests to continue the conversation on the subject.
Unlike what is possible with ChatGPT, it is not a priori planned to converse directly with Bard.
What to ask Bard?
Vice-president of Google, Prabhakar Raghavan presented Wednesday several examples of what it will be possible to do.
To the question: "What are the best constellations to look for when stargazing?"
Bard responds with a list of constellations with a quick explanation for each.
To the question: “I want to buy a new car for my family.
What should I watch?
», Bard suggests scrutinizing the budget, the number of seats, the functionalities… Nothing really striking.
It is also possible to ask him about the pros and cons between a thermal and electric car, or about possible stops to be made between two cities to visit a region.
And here is its integration into the Google search engine.
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One important thing to keep in mind, however: the classic list of results, with links, does not disappear from Google.
Bing chose the same device by displaying ChatGPT's response alongside the list of links.
You can ask Bard how to repair your bike, he will provide you with an answer via his artificial intelligence, but you can continue to see the different pages below corresponding to the request.
Bard's demonstration this Wednesday was limited.
And for good reason: the version of the search engine boosted with artificial intelligence is still only being tested, and will only be deployed on Google in the coming weeks, without anyone knowing precisely when.