Google Bard, the AI chatbot by Google that was launched earlier this year to rival ChatGPT has announced its biggest expansion on Thursday. The AI language model is now available in most of the world, including Europe (where its launch was earlier delayed due to privacy concerns) and Brazil. Its services are now available in over 40 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi, and Spanish, making it easy for users to interact with the chatbot in their preferred language.
“As part of our bold and responsible approach to AI, we’ve proactively engaged with experts, policymakers and privacy regulators on this expansion. And as we bring Bard to more regions and languages over time, we’ll continue to use our AI Principles as a guide, incorporate user feedback, and take steps to protect people’s privacy and data,” noted Google in a statement announcing the expansion of Bard.
Google Bard has also added a host of new features to its product, including the ability to use images in prompts – which allows users to ask Bard to provide more information about a particular image or come up with captions for it.
The other two notable features that Bard has rolled out as part of its latest update, include the following.
Changing the tone and style of Bard’s responses: It now gives users five different options for responses; simple, long, short, professional or casual. It is available in English only for now.
Listen to Bard’s responses: The users can now listen to responses by Bard, making it easier for them to hear the correct pronunciation of a word or listen to a poem or script. The feature is available for all 40 languages Bard offers now.
In addition to these, Bard now also allows users to pin and rename conversations, share responses with network, and export Phython code created in Bard to new places, include Replit.