Google's AI Chatbot 'Bard'

Completely Botches First Demo

AI Chatbot Bard — A rival to OpenAI’s ChatGPT 

But the bot isn’t off to a great start, with experts noting that Bard made a factual error in its very first demo.

The mistake highlights the biggest problem of using AI chatbots to replace search engines — they make stuff up.

After Bard's wrong answer, Google's parent company Alphabet lost USD 100 billion in market value.

Bard's blunder highlights the challenge for Google as it races to integrate the same AI technology that underpins Microsoft-backed ChatGPT into its core search engine. 

Google is stressing that Bard is not a replacement for its search engine but, rather, a “complement to search” — a bot that users can bounce ideas off of, generate writing drafts, or just chat about life with.