In an exciting development, tech giant Google has announced that its chatbot, Bard, is now accessible to people in more than 180 countries and territories. See the countries where it is available.
It includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and other Middle Eastern countries like Egypt and Iraq. This expansion brings Bard’s capabilities to a wider global audience.
Previously, in February, Google introduced Bard as a chatbot rivaling OpenAI’s ChatGPT, but its availability was limited to select countries. However, with this recent update, users from diverse regions can now access Bard’s features.
Moreover, Google plans to make Bard available in over 40 languages, starting with Japanese and Korean. This multilingual approach aims to cater to a broader range of users and promote inclusivity.
But what exactly is Bard, and how does it work? Bard is an advanced chatbot designed to engage in human-like conversations. It primarily focuses on creative collaboration, enabling users to generate software code or even craft photo captions.
Google describes Bard as an experimental platform that facilitates collaboration with generative AI, a technology that leverages past data to create content rather than merely identifying it.
In late April, Google further expanded Bard’s capabilities by announcing its proficiency in coding. Bard can now work with 20 programming languages, including popular ones like Java, C++, and Python. Additionally, it can assist users in debugging and explaining code. The chatbot’s versatility extends to optimizing code for improved efficiency and speed, responding to prompts such as “Could you make that code faster?”
When comparing Bard to ChatGPT, the services offered by both chatbots are similar. Users input questions, requests, or prompts to receive human-like responses.
Microsoft and Google plan to incorporate AI tools into their respective search services, Bing and Google Search, contributing significantly to their revenue. These technologies simplify complex information and present multiple perspectives in easily digestible formats. However, one notable distinction is Bard’s ability to incorporate recent events into its responses.
Although the precise differences between the two services have yet to be entirely clear, it is evident that Google’s Bard will have access to a more extensive dataset. Bard draws information from the internet, while ChatGPT’s data is limited to information available until 2021.
Bard is built on LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), an advanced language model. The text generated by Bard exhibits such remarkable fluency that it prompted a Google engineer to describe it as conscious. However, this claim was widely dismissed by experts and the technology community.
As Google continues to expand Bard’s reach, this powerful chatbot holds great potential for creative collaboration and problem-solving across various domains. With its enhanced accessibility and multilingual capabilities, Bard aims to foster innovation and assist users worldwide.