In a significant expansion of its features, Bard, the renowned AI language model, has unveiled its latest updates, enabling users to access Gemini Pro globally and unleash the power of image generation in more than 40 languages and over 230 countries and territories.
Gemini Pro, initially introduced in Bard last December in English, has now extended its reach, offering advanced understanding, reasoning, summarizing, and coding abilities in a multitude of languages. The Large Model Systems Organization, a prominent evaluator of language models and chatbots, has acclaimed Bard with Gemini Pro as one of the most preferred chatbots, making a “stunning leap” forward in the realm of conversational AI.
Users can now benefit from Bard’s double-check feature in more than 40 languages, allowing them to verify responses by evaluating content across the web. By clicking on the “G” icon, users can explore highlighted phrases to discover supporting or contradicting information found by Search, enhancing the reliability and credibility of Bard’s responses.
Adding a touch of creativity, Bard introduces image generation capabilities, allowing users to create custom visuals by simply typing a description. For example, a user can request an image like “create an image of a dog riding a surfboard,” and Bard will generate high-quality, photorealistic visuals. This feature, powered by the updated Imagen 2 model, is available at no cost in Bard’s English version, making it accessible to users in most countries worldwide.
Maintaining a commitment to responsible AI, Bard ensures a clear distinction between generated visuals and original human artwork by utilizing SynthID to embed digitally identifiable watermarks into the pixels of the images. This measure aims to uphold the integrity of creative outputs while prioritizing safety and privacy.
Bard’s technical guardrails and investments in safety extend to filtering out violent, offensive, or sexually explicit content. Furthermore, precautions are in place to avoid generating images featuring named individuals. The continuous investment in refining safety techniques underscores Bard’s dedication to creating a secure and privacy-conscious AI platform.
With these updates, Bard emerges as a more helpful and globally accessible AI collaborator, catering to a spectrum of projects from expansive creative endeavors to day-to-day tasks. Explore the enhanced capabilities of Bard today at bard.google.com and witness the seamless fusion of technology and creativity.