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Bard Unleashed: A New Chapter in Generative AI and Collaboration

In less than two months since its launch, Bard, Google's experiment that allows users to collaborate with generative AI, has already exhibited an immense impact on the creative and imaginative sphere of its users. The latest updates promise to take this experience to a whole new level, expanding its availability and introducing a host of new features.

Bard and PaLM 2: A Perfect Symphony

The recent shift of Bard to Google's PaLM 2, a far more capable large language model, has been the catalyst for many improvements. Users have been quick to explore its advanced math, reasoning skills, and coding capabilities. Coding, in particular, has emerged as one of the most popular applications of Bard. Yet, this early momentum is just a precursor to what lies ahead.

Bard Goes Global

Google's mission to make Bard accessible to more people culminated in its availability to over 180 countries and territories. This is a significant stride in bringing the power of generative AI to the fingertips of users worldwide. Additionally, Bard is now available in Japanese and Korean, with plans to support 40 languages soon, illustrating Google's commitment to making AI technology truly global.

Bard Gets a Visual Upgrade

Google is set to enrich Bard with more visual elements in both user prompts and Bard's responses. This will allow users to ask for recommendations, such as must-see sights in a city, and receive not just text but also rich visuals. Users can also include images in their prompts, pushing the boundaries of creativity and imagination. This integration of Google Lens will allow Bard to analyze images and provide creative responses, taking user interaction with the AI to new heights.

Coding Upgrades and Export Features

In response to developer feedback, Google is introducing a number of key coding upgrades to Bard. These include precise source citations, a Dark theme for ease of use, and an Export button that allows developers to run code with partner Replit. There will also be the option to move Bard's responses into Gmail and Docs, making it an incredibly versatile tool for drafting emails and documents.

Bard and Google's Favorite Services

In the future, Bard will seamlessly integrate the capabilities of popular Google apps and services, such as Docs, Drive, Gmail, and Maps, into its experience. Beyond Google, Bard will also be able to tap into services from across the web, with extensions from outside partners. One such partnership is with Adobe Firefly, Adobe's creative generative AI model, which will allow users to generate high-quality images based on their prompts.

The Future of Bard

Bard is set to become a home for users' creativity, productivity, and curiosity. By connecting Bard with helpful Google apps and partner services such as Kayak, OpenTable, ZipRecruiter, Instacart, Wolfram, and Khan Academy, Google aims to create a tool that fuels imagination and makes the impossible, possible.

With these updates, Bard is poised to revolutionize how we interact with AI. As we combine human imagination with Bard’s generative AI capabilities, the future of AI collaboration looks brighter than ever. The boundaries of what we can create with it are indeed boundless. We can't wait to see the innovative and creative ways in which you'll harness Bard's capabilities.

Disclaimer: This article is an independent review and does not represent the views or opinions of Google or any other organization.

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