Apprentice Bard: A Potential Competitor to ChatGPT Developed by Google

Google is very uneasy since the release of ChatGPT,. ChatGPT can directly give users answers, which will directly threaten search engines. It is considered to be a potential Google killer. Google management even issued a “red code” to ChatGPT. Google will launch a similar AI tool Apprentice Bard competes head-to-head with ChatGPT.


What is Apprentice Bard?

Apprentice Bard is an AI chatbot developed by Google based on LaMDA conversation technology. Its main function is real-time online question-and-answer chat, and it will be released in 2023. Apprentice Bard is a “Code Red” project within Google and will be used as a potential candidate for a robot war with ChatGPT. The Google LaMDA team is required to prioritize the competition with ChatGPT in the short term.

CNBC reported that Apprentice Bard’s answers can include recent events, a feature ChatGPT doesn’t have yet. As to the real performance, the public will not know until Apprentice Bard is released, but it is certain that 2023 will be a year of war between AI companies.

Price: None
Tag: AI Chatbot
Release time: Researching
Developer(s): LaMDA, Alphabet

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How to use Google Bard?

Google opened the Google Bard waitlist application on March 21, 2023. You can apply for the experience by following these steps. Currently, it is only available for users in the United States and the United Kingdom.
  1. Go to the Google Bard official website
  2. Click on “Sign in”, and if you don’t have a Google account, follow the prompts to register one
  3. After logging in successfully, click on the “Join waitlist” button
  4. Check the “privacy policy” and click “Yes, I’m in”
  5. You will find that you have been added to the waitlist, click on “Got it” to complete the application process
  6. When it’s your turn on the waitlist, you will receive an email
It is currently unclear how long the waitlist will take. According to our reference of using Bing Chat and Erine bot, the waiting time should not exceed one week at most. Additionally, according to Google, “if you are a Google One subscriber, you can immediately access it.”

Google Bard Features

Google Bard is a language model developed by Google that can respond to specific prompts. Currently, it can be used for:

  • Language translation: Google Bard can translate text from one language to another, supporting over 50 languages.
  • Content generation: Google Bard can generate text based on the provided prompt, such as a topic or a specific sentence. The generated text can be used for various purposes such as content creation, writing assistance, and more.
  • Other functions: Google Bard can also perform other functions such as answering questions, providing recommendations, and more, depending on the prompt given. However, its functionality is still limited compared to other AI language models such as GPT-3.

Google Bard Pricing

Google Bard is currently available for free and does not offer a subscription service. Based on ChatGPT’s previous experiences, Google may release Bard Pro or Bard Plus subscription services in the future, providing advanced features and services. Additionally, Google may also open up the Google Bard API service to provide services for businesses or individual creators.


Currently, Google Bard is only available for users in the United States and the United Kingdom who have a Google account and are over 18 years old.

Currently, no. Bard is still learning about code-related knowledge.

Bard mainly collects user conversation data and location information, among other data, which is used in accordance with Google's privacy policy.

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