Will Google’s rush to join chatbot party with launch of Bard backfire?

Success of AI-powered rivals ChatGPT and Bing Chat has forced its hand, but release brings risks for tech giant

Mar 23, 2023

Can Google save its golden goose or will it simply kill it trying? That’s the question that lurks behind the launch of the company’s Bard chatbot, hurriedly announced after the overnight success of ChatGPT in early 2023.

With Bard, Google has to walk a tightrope: offer users an experience that can compete with the AI-powered Bing Chat and ChatGPT without cannibalising its enormously profitable search business in the process.

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