Google has revealed several innovations regarding Bard, including the addition of additional languages, the availability of new tools, and better integration with Google services.
Google announced significant developments for Bard. Here, the focus is on the integration of PaLM 2 (Pathways Language Model), a language model similar to GPT-4 (OpenAI) or LLaMA (Meta). Bard, therefore, benefits from significant changes, such as support for over 100 languages and the ability to write code.
Google Bard does not yet speak French
This chatbot is announced without a waiting list and in 180 countries, but not in France. French speakers will have to wait to enjoy this technological wonder in their native language. In the meantime, English speakers, Japanese speakers, and Korean speakers can rejoice. Indeed, Bard will be able to speak English, Japanese, and Korean.
It is indeed surprising that Bard is not yet available in French, a language widely spoken not only worldwide but also in the United States and, of course, Canada. One might expect Bard to also be proficient in Spanish or German, two other important languages on the international stage. However, it seems that Google has opted for a strategy of progressive deployment of its chatbot, probably to refine performance and linguistic support before meeting the expectations of other countries.
Many other new features The other big innovation of Bard is the association of visuals with your results thanks to the integration of Google Image Search. Because, you know, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Bard, therefore, has a new multimodal capability, allowing it to respond to images as well as text. Google has shown examples where the system was able to describe images in detail by producing a detailed description that can span several paragraphs.
Then, to make your life easier, exporting results to Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Maps, and Gmail is now easier. No more tedious copy-pasting and reformatting, Bard can interact with those two services.
But that’s not all, the Bard chatbot now includes improved functions, such as more accurate code citations and direct export to the Replit platform (this project allows users to create online projects and write code). To top it off: a dark mode to preserve the tired eyes of night owls.
Finally, Google promises a more in-depth integration of Bard with other applications. Adobe Firefly, Kayak, Instacart, Wolfram, and Khan Academy will soon be on board. With Adobe Firefly, Google gives the impression of merging ChatGPT and Midjourney.
Integration of other Google products to quickly improve Bard
Bard seems to be catching up with ChatGPT and Bing Chat, which already offer visual features. Google’s hope lies in its ability to integrate other Google products to quickly improve their chatbot.
In addition to ChatGPT and Bing Chat, other competitors in the chatbot market include Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, and it’s up to the user to choose which one best suits their needs. However, Google’s integration with its many other services gives Bard an advantage in terms of productivity and convenience.
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