Bard is an experiment that lets you work together with AI to create amazing things. People have been using Bard in creative and imaginative ways, even to teach fractions to a 7-year-old! We received feedback and made improvements based on it to enhance your experience. We upgraded Bard to PaLM 2, a more powerful AI model, which added advanced math, reasoning, and coding skills. Coding has quickly become one of the most popular activities with Bard. But this is just the beginning; we have exciting new features and plans for Bard’s future.
We want more people to try Bard and give us feedback, so we’re making it available to a lot more countries. You don’t have to wait anymore to access Bard—it’s open to over 180 countries and territories. Bard can now be used in Japanese and Korean, and we’re working towards supporting 40 languages. Large language models like Bard are still new and have limitations, but we’re committed to maintaining quality and respecting cultural differences as we expand. We will also follow our AI Principles to ensure the responsible use of AI technology.
Bard is becoming more visual in its responses and your prompts. Soon, when you ask Bard about places to visit in New Orleans, it will provide helpful responses with rich visuals to give you a better understanding. You will be able to include images along with text in your prompts, allowing for more imaginative and creative interactions. To enable this, Google Lens will be integrated into Bard, analyzing uploaded photos and generating creative captions within seconds.
We value feedback from developers, so we’re making coding upgrades based on their input. Bard will provide more precise source citations, allowing you to click on code blocks or cited content to see underlined parts and the source. A Dark theme is now available, making it easier on your eyes when interacting with Bard. Soon, you’ll be able to export and run code using Replit, starting with Python. For convenience, you can now export Bard’s responses directly to Gmail and Docs, making it easy to draft emails or documents using Bard’s help.
We’re integrating Google apps like Docs, Drive, Gmail, Maps, and others into Bard to enhance your experience. You’ll have control over privacy settings when using these tools and extensions. Bard will connect with various web services through partner extensions, such as Adobe Firefly for creating high-quality images. You can ask Bard to generate specific images, like a unicorn and cake for a birthday invitation, and it will adhere to Adobe’s quality standards. We aim to make Bard a hub for your creativity, productivity, and curiosity, connecting with Google apps and partners like Kayak, OpenTable, ZipRecruiter, Instacart, Wolfram, and Khan Academy. Exciting possibilities lie ahead as we combine human imagination with Bard’s generative AI capabilities, and we’re excited to see what you’ll create.