Google is testing ChatGPT competitors, including an AI chatbot named ‘Apprentice Bard’ by CNBC

Artificial intelligence is gaining popularity.

Google employees are testing possible challengers for viral AI chatbot ChatGPT — which includes its homegrown chatbot “Apprentice bard” — CNBC reported Tuesday, citing internal communication and sources.

According to reports, the bot uses Google’s language technology, LaMDA or Language Model for Dialog Applications.

This comes just weeks after the tech giant’s management issued a code red regarding the rise in ChatGPT. The chatbot, which is capable of generating written text human-like, has been making waves lately.

CNBC reports that Apprentice Bard works in a similar way to ChatGPT. Users can ask questions in a dialogue box and receive a response. The bot can be reacted to by users.

Apprentice Bard was asked if there were any further layoffs at Google. In January, Google let 12,000 workers go. CNBC reported that Apprentice Bard said it was unlikely for another round in 2023. CNBC cited an internally circulated example.

Although layoffs are usually conducted to reduce costs or structure, the company is doing well on a financial level. According to Apprentice Bard, Google’s revenue grew by 34% in 2021 and its stock price has risen 70% since January 2022.”

Apprentice Bard’s data source could not be independently confirmed by Insider. The public information shows Alphabet’s revenues — Google’s parent company — adata-analytics_module=”body_link”, data-analytics -post-depth=”80″, data-uri=”9a2351a090177a0c10c91271188f84″, href=””

Google is testing AI-powered products beyond the Apprentice Bard.

Google declined to comment on specific projects mentioned by CNBC, but said that it is “long focused on developing and using AI to improve people’s lives.”

Lily Lin, a spokesperson for Google, stated that AI is “a foundational and transformative technology that is extremely useful for individuals and businesses. And as our AI Principles outline we need to think about the wider societal impacts these innovations could have.”