Google has updated Bard with some new features, including the ability to respond to spoken words. With this important update, Bard can now converse in 40 languages.
With this, users can now converse with Bard in Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi, Spanish, and many other languages. Bard is also now available in more countries, including Brazil and across Europe.
“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,” Jack Krawczyk, Bard Product Lead, and Amarnag Subramanya, Bard’s VP of Engineering, wrote in a blog post.
With the latest update, you will have the option to either read or listen to Bard’s responses to your queries. This is good, as it will help you with the correct pronunciation of words in those newly added languages.
With the new updates, you now have more control over how friendly Google Bard will be, with five distinct options for the AI’s tone: simple, long, short, professional, or casual. Those, however, are currently only available on English language requests, but Google is already working to expand it to 40 additional languages soon.
In other news, Google’s AI tool Bard now has the ability to generate and debug codes. These new skills were added due to demand from users, making the conversational AI tool more useful for software engineers.
According to a Google Research product lead Paige Bailey blog post, coding has been in high demand, and the addition will further make the work of software engineers easier.
“Since we launched Bard, our experiment that lets you collaborate with generative AI, coding has been one of the top requests we’ve received from our users. As a product lead in Google Research and a passionate engineer who still programs every day, I’m excited that today we’re updating Bard to include that capability.”