Google, part of Alphabet Inc., introduced the Bard chatbot, the Financial Times reports. The technology is designed to help the Internet giant eliminate the gap from competitors on the way to monetization of generative (creating content) AI. This is Google's first separate consumer product based on artificial intelligence.

Bard answers text questions and will work separately from the Google search engine, although the results of its work were used for his training. According to one of the project managers Jack Kravchik, the company would like the chatbot to be considered as an experiment in creating ideas and strategies, and not a replacement for the search engine.

In the field of chatbots, Google is still lagging behind Microsoft Corp., the newspaper writes. In January, Microsoft announced that it would invest several billion dollars in OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT.

According to critics cited by FT, Google is in no hurry to introduce generative AI due to its ability to generalize search results, and the company's search engine is incredibly profitable.

Earlier, Baidu Inc. released its chatbot, the publication reminds. The system is called Ernie and is positioned as an alternative to ChatGPT for Chinese-speaking users.

Adobe has introduced Firefly technology to users, which will simplify the creation of content in the company's software products.

Firefly is based on artificial intelligence and is capable of generating images and text effects, Adobe said in a statement. The technology will be part of Adobe Sensei, a new line of cloud solutions based on generative AI.

The MarketWatch edition compares Firefly with the DALL-e application released by OpenAI. Firefly will allow everyone, regardless of experience and skills, to create images, video, sound, vector and three-dimensional graphics using verbal commands, Adobe promises.

Adobe creates new technologies in partnership with other companies, including Microsoft and OpenAI, reports CMSWire. In addition, Adobe announced that together with Nvidia it will develop a new generation of AI for deep integration into creative processes.

Nvidia is launching four new platforms for building special AI-based models, writes MarketWatch. The L4 platform is designed for video, L40 for image creation, H100 NVL for large language models and Grace Hopper for models and recommendation systems.

Google is already integrating L4 into its cloud platform, but unlike L40, it is not yet available to a wide range of users. Grace Hopper and H100 NVL will be available in the second half of the year.