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Google’s Search Business Doesn’t Have to Be Killed by AI Chatbots – Here’s the Ugly Workaround

Google's parent company Alphabet has lost a hefty $100 billion (roughly Rs. 8.3 lakh crore) or nearly a tenth of its market value after its new AI chatbot, Bard, botched an answer to a query on an ad promoting its launch. It claimed that the James Webb space telescope took the first pictures of planets outside the Earth's solar system when in fact it was the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.At the same time, Microsoft saw its shares rise 3 percent on announcing that it would be integrating ChatGPT into…

Google is testing Apprentice Bard, a new Search page with AI features like ChatGPT

Unleashed upon the world late last year, ChatGPT is a viral sensation. The chatbot can offer answers to questions, write computer code, and pass law and business school exams. It has taken the tech world by storm. Google initially downplayed ChatGPT’s threat to Google Search, but the company internally declared a “code red” afterward, shifting tons of resources to its own AI products. One of them might already be in testing at Google, an “Apprentice Bard” chatbot that appears on the Search home page, offering…

Google’s experimental ChatGPT rivals include a search bot and a tool called ‘Apprentice Bard’

Google employees have been testing several potential ChatGPT competitors as part of the tech giant's bid to launch a response to OpenAI's technology, according to CNBC. A previous New York Times report said that Google CEO Sundar Pichai declared "code red" and accelerated AI development to be able to unveil at least 20 AI-powered products this year. Now, CNBC has detailed several of the products the company is working on, including a chatbot called "Apprentice Bard" that uses Google's LaMDA conversation technology.…

New D&D Movie Novel Prequel Sets the Stage for Chris Pine’s Bard

Image: Penguin Random HouseDungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is coming in hotter than a red dragon’s flame breath in April next year, but before you meet its band of misfit heroes on the big screen, they will make their introductions in a series of tie-in novels early next year—including Chris Pine’s charismatic bard.io9 already brought you the news of E.K. Johnston’s The Druid’s Call a few months ago, following Sophia Lillis’ Tiefling Druid Doric, but now we can give you a first look at the cover for The Road

A Gun-Toting Shakespeare Adaptation Riddles the Bard With Bullets on Streaming

The works of William Shakespeare remain in a constant state of adaptation hundreds of years after first being created, but one unique modern spin on the Bard’s methods is to update his stories for the modern era and fill them full of lead, with Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet kicking off the unexpected subgenre in 1996. Since then, we’ve seen Gerard Butler wielding an assault rifle in Ralph Fiennes’ bone-crunching Coriolanus, while the aforementioned star-crossed lovers also served as the inspiration behind aptly-named…

Netflix’s latest ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ trailer teases the appearance of a certain bard

With its latest Witcher franchise spinoff scheduled to arrive on December 25th, Netflix has shared a new trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin. The approximately two-minute-long clip expands on the teaser the company uploaded last month. After most of Netflix's past promotional material for Blood Origin focused on Michelle Yeoh's character Scian, the latest trailer gives her co-stars, including Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain, a chance to shine. It probably won't surprise you to find out they're all badasses in their…

Can the D&D Movie Survive the Game’s Actual Play Popularity?

Image: Paramount/eOneParamount’s Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie has been receiving a steady drip feed of information in recent years. This weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con gave us our first extensive look at the film, which stars Chris Pine as a bard leading an adventuring party who find themselves tasked with saving the world after accidentally stealing an artifact that plunged the world into danger in the first place.Thieves’ trailer wastes no time attempting to sell viewers on how authentically D&D

Bard of Blood Review: Netflix’s New Indian Original Is Bad, and Shah Rukh Khan Should Feel Bad

In late 2017, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings flew down to Mumbai to announce a deal with Shah Rukh Khan-founded Red Chillies for their first partnership: Bard of Blood, a multi-lingual action spy series based on a largely unknown book, “The Bard of Blood”, from first-time writer Bilal Siddiqi. For Netflix, it was the second major swing in India — Sacred Games had been announced, but it was yet to premiere — and quite possibly one of the biggest, considering Khan's stature in the Indian film industry. Though Khan…

No Holds Bard Graphic Novel Collection Launches This Week

| No Holds Bard, the funny, irreverent six-issue series that Gail Simone declared as "…brilliantly written, gorgeously illustrated. This is why I am in love with comics" is being collected into trade paperback.  published by Behemoth Comics by Eric Gladstone, artist Gabrielle M. Kari, colorist Ines Bravo, and letterer Aditya Bidikar, is a binge-worthy Shakespearean superhero story, written partially in iambic pentameter, reminiscent of Adam West's Batman TV Show, and packed full of jokes that will make one chuckle for…