Google's parent company lost $100bn due to an by its chatbot Bard

$100 billion mistake by Google AI

1. Alphabet shares fell 8% or $8.59 a share to $99.05 due to the inaccurate information.

The Bard chatbot was launched on Monday as a "launchpad for curiosity" to simplify complex topics.

The error was spotted hours before the Bard launch event in Paris.

The inaccurate answer was given in response to the prompt, "What new discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) can I tell my nine-year-old about?"

The first pictures of exoplanets were taken by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in 2004.

The error highlights the importance of a rigorous testing process, which will be implemented with the Trusted Tester program.

Google plans to combine external feedback and internal testing to ensure Bard's responses meet high quality standards.

Google is competing with Microsoft's Bing new ChatGPT like features

The error in Bard's advertisement was viewed as a setback for Google in its competition with Microsoft.