Google is hard at work on Bard, their AI-backed chatbot in order to compete with Microsoft-backed OpenAI. The company has announced the integration of AI features to search, Docs and more to its products, which will compete with Microsoft’s updated Bing. In addition, the company disclosed new features and integrations at Google IO 2023.
Bard was launched a few months back as its answer to Microsoft-backed OpenAI. The company has been working on it in order to provide a much better experience to its users. It is now able to generate, explain and debug code in 20+ programming languages thanks to better maths, logic, and reasoning abilities. Google has removed the waitlist process and is making Bard available in over 180 countries and territories, with more coming soon.
In addition to this, Bard is now introduced in Japanese and Korean and is expected to support the top 40 languages in the near future.
Soon, both Bard’s responses and your prompts will have more visual elements. “You’ll be able to ask it things like, “What are some must-see sights in New Orleans?” — and in addition to text, you’ll get a helpful response along with rich visuals to give you a much better sense of what you’re exploring.”
In addition to this, along with text, you will be able to use images in your own prompts. Google has announced the integration of Google Lens into Bard. For instance, you want to have some fun using a photo of your dog. You can upload it and prompt Bard to “write a funny caption about these two.” Using Google Lens, Bard will analyse the photo, detect the dogs’ breeds, and draft a few creative captions — all within seconds.
Dark theme is now available in Bard. You can turn on the Dark theme directly in Bard to make it easier on your eyes in low light, or you can allow your OS settings to determine when it comes on.
Google is also making two new Export Actions available to make it simple to import Bard’s responses directly into Gmail and Docs. According to the company, you can ask Bard to write an email invitation for your new pickleball league, summarising the rules of the game and highlighting its inclusivity of all ages and levels.
Bard is also being brought to Google apps and services like Docs, Drive, Gmail, Maps and others. With extensions from third parties, Bard will also be able to access a variety of services from across the web. Adobe Firefly will be integrated into Bard in the upcoming months so you can quickly and easily convert your own creative concepts into high-quality images which you can then edit further or add to your designs in Adobe Express.
For the latest gadget and tech news, and gadget reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For newest tech & gadget videos subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You can also stay up to date using the Gadget Bridge Android App. You can find the latest car and bike news here.