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Google is searching for ways to reassure people that it is still out in front in the race for the best artificial intelligence technology.
And so far, the internet giant seems to be coming up with the wrong answer.
An advert designed to show off its new AI bot, showed it answering a query incorrectly.
Shares in parent company Alphabet sank more than 7% on Wednesday, knocking $100bn (£82bn) off the firm’s market value.

In the promotion for the bot, known as Bard, which was released on Twitter on Monday, the bot was asked about what to tell a nine-year-old about discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope.
It offered the response that the telescope was the first to take pictures of a planet outside the earth’s solar system, when in fact that milestone was claimed by the European Very Large Telescope in 2004 – a mistake quickly noted by astronomers on Twitter.

Source: BBC Business News

Date: February 10th, 2023



  1. The real issue here is likely not the mistake made by the Bard AI-bot in the advert, but more that Microsoft is looking like it is ahead of Google with it’s $10billion+ investment in ChatGPT.
    Why is an AI that you can chat to and get human-like responses so valuable?
  2. In what ways can chatbots get things wrong? Another way to ask this is how did Google Bard get the answer to its question wrong?

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