Google today announced A major upgrade to Bard with new features aimed at “enhancing creative collaboration” and “making the tool more cross-language capable.” Google said the changes are based on user feedback to accelerate Bard’s development as a multilingual AI tool.
The latest version of Bard brings the ability to pull real-time information from Google services like Maps, YouTube, and flight/hotel searches into conversations. Users can now gather relevant information from multiple sources with support for extensions.
Bard can also now interact with a user’s personal Google Drive, Docs, and Gmail content to find information, summarize, and answer questions using their data. Google believes this enables smoother collaboration directly within the user’s own work.
You can let Bard interact with information from your Gmail, Docs, and Drive so you can find, summarize, and answer questions about all of your personal content. Your Google Workspace data will not be used to train Bard’s public model, and you can disable it at any time.
To help verify comments, Bard introduces a new “G” button next to comments that highlights statements that can be double-checked with a Google search. You can use the Google search results to find out if Bard’s answer is correct.
People are using AI tools to more easily understand complex topics in new ways. As you continue your learning journeys with Bard, it’s important that you feel more confident in the information generated with AI.
Google’s chatbot now allows you to continue conversations shared with you via a public link sharing feature. This means you can pick up where someone else left off and build on what they started.
Additional upgrades include changing comments to simpler, longer, shorter, more professional, or casual styles in all supported languages. Bard can also now incorporate images uploaded through Google Lens or pulled from a Google image search into messages and comments.
Google, on the other hand, has been working on Gemini, a chatbot alternative to GPT-4 and Bing Chat. According to reports, Gemini is a collection of LLMs who perform tasks that people are already familiar with, such as content creation, coding help, and more.
Bard’s new model is now available to all users. You can check the update notes Here.