Google launches Lamda in the U.K.

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Google has launched a version of the Language Model for Dialogue Applications (Lamda) app that allows users to interact with an artificial intelligence system.

Although there are only three scenarios to choose from in the trial, it is rapidly gaining traction in the UK following its launch in the U.S. in August. A Google account is required to download and register the AI test kitchen app on either Android or Apple devices, after which you will be placed on a waiting list to play with.

Google is also interested in hearing how the app behaves, as app users can’t teach it new tricks and the technology used to run chatbots has no autonomous thoughts and feelings.

The Lamda app does not support recording or quoting, and the three available scenarios are Imagination, To-do list, and Dogs.

According to one of the test users, Lamda’s response when asked to imagine itself on a marshmallow planet was far more sophisticated than anything the chatbots offer. Lamda explained, “You’re in a world made of marshmallows! As you take a step, a gentle ‘squish’ comes out under your feet. The marshmallow horizon stretches out in all directions. The sky is a gooey, sticky pink. There’s a soft, gentle breeze.”

A prominent disclaimer across the top of the screen also warns that some content may be inappropriate.

The sources for this piece include an article in BBC.


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