Google Bard: 5 Things To Know About Google's Ai
Four months after its launch in the United States, Google's conversational software is finally arriving in Europe. This chatbot, capable of conversing with humans in over 40 languages, is currently less powerful than its main rival ChatGPT. Here are 5 things to know about Google Bard.
It has been available in France since July 13th.
Google Bard, Google's AI, is officially available in France since July 13, 2023.
Its arrival in Europe comes several months after its launch in other countries, as the United States, the United Kingdom, and 180 other countries could already interact with this chatbot in English, Japanese, or Korean since March.
This 4-month delay is due to compliance work with European regulations on personal data protection. In Europe, Bard users have the option to refuse the recording of their conversations.
Since July 13, this chatbot speaks in over 40 languages, including French, German, and Arabic. Its mastery of French is impeccable, but be careful: sometimes it tends to say nonsense!
2- It is free, for now.
Unlike its major rival ChatGPT, Google Bard is completely free. This freemium model may not last, as the operational cost of this tool is much higher than that of a traditional search engine.
Google's conversational software is still searching for its business model. It could potentially adopt advertising monetization similar to the group's search engine or soon offer a subscription to its services like ChatGPT...
In the future, this conversational software could also be integrated into other group software such as Google Docs, Gmail, or Google Assistant. Google product users may have to wait a long time before Bard is integrated into Google Assistant on smartphones and smart speakers. The Mountain View company doesn't seem to be in a hurry and considers Bard as an "experimental" service.
3- He makes a lot of mistakes.
Officially, Google Bard is an experimental service of the group. It must be said that this chatbot still makes a lot of mistakes and does not have the same skyrocketing success as its competitor ChatGPT.
This version is imperfect and can produce many incorrect responses. But Google takes responsibility and warns its users that artificial intelligence software "can provide inaccurate, misleading, or false information while presenting it confidently." These false but plausible pieces of information are what Google calls "AI hallucinations."
Users need to be aware of this and always verify the accuracy and precision of the answers given by this tool. In response to its critics, the Mountain View firm defended itself by stating, "The tool will improve, that's the whole point of this experimental phase."
4- He gives you three versions of his answer.
With its good command of the French language, Google Bard can save you time when writing an email or a post on social media, for example. You can even ask it to adopt a professional tone or one that is accessible to a specific audience, such as children.
Among the features that set Bard apart from other chatbots, it should also be noted that it provides 3 versions of its response, or more specifically, one response and two other "drafts".
You can click on "View other drafts" and "Regenerate drafts" to access other results, although it is often preferable to rephrase your question to get a better answer.
5- It boosts your creativity.
Even if Google Bard has been mocked for its errors and is often compared unfavorably to ChatGPT, it is an interesting tool for creative tasks such as writing stories, songs, and poems.
As long as you don't take its responses at face value, you can use it to write all sorts of texts in many languages. It can especially help you brainstorm, find new ideas, and structure your thoughts for a professional presentation or a screenplay.
In short, this tool is not perfect but it is very useful for boosting your creativity by helping you see things from a new perspective. To test its capabilities and engage in dialogue with it, visit the official website below.