Google has upgraded Bard with a number of new capabilities, including the option to double-check Bard’s replies using Google Search. Google also provides Google Bard extensions for Gmail, Docs, Drive, Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights and Hotels. According to the firm, Bard has expanded Lens integration into 40 additional languages and modified its PaLM2 model to make it more powerful.
Use Google Search to double-check Bard's replies
In order to make it easier for users to “more easily double-check its answers,” Google changed the Google it button inside Bard. Currently, this enhancement only applies to English results, however it was noted that it “taps into work by Google Research and Google DeepMind.”
When you use the “G” symbol in Bard to Google the answer, Bard will scan the result and determine whether there is web information that supports it. When a statement from Bard can be assessed, you can click the underlined words to learn more about any material Search has discovered that supports or refutes the assertion.
Google stated that the links included in this feature relate to information discovered by Google Search and do not suggest that Bard was informed by these sources while writing his first response.
Here is a screenshot:
For Google’s other applications, including as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights and Hotels, Google is releasing extensions for Bard. Bard can check up information in your emails, look up flights using Google Flights, discover hotels nearby using Google Hotels, and more. It can even provide you with instructions and movies.
Here is the illustration offered by Google, complete with a GIF: You can now ask Bard to look up real-time flight and hotel information, see Google Maps directions to the airport, and even watch YouTube videos of things to do there — all within one conversation, for instance, if you’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon (a project that requires many tabs).
Continue shared conversations
With Bard, you can now send links to discussions with your friends so they may continue the conversation where you left off. You may ask further questions of Bard by continuing the discussion by clicking the share icon to share a public link of your conversation with Bard.
Expanding Lens features to more
Additionally, Google is adding more languages to some of the new Bard features. Google said that it is “expanding access to existing English language features, such as the ability to upload images with Google Lens, get Search images in responses, and modify Bard’s responses — to more than 40 supported languages.”
Bard is smarter
Finally, Google said that the upgrades they made to the PaLM2 models made Bard more competent, intelligent, and useful. Google stated that they improved its “PaLM 2 model, our most capable yet.”
We used cutting-edge reinforcement learning techniques to train the model to be more inventive and intuitive in response to your comments. Therefore, Bard can now reply with even higher quality and accuracy, whether you want to work on something creative, start in one language and continue in one of over 40 others, or seek for in-depth coding support, Google said.