In a major stride towards global accessibility and enhanced functionality, Google announces the expansion of its advanced conversational AI, Google Bard with Gemini Pro, to over 40 languages and more than 230 countries and territories.
The move aims to make the faster and more capable version of Bard accessible to a broader audience, fostering collaboration and interaction on a global scale.
The Large Model Systems Organization, a renowned evaluator of language models and chatbots, recently praised Bard with Gemini Pro as one of the most preferred chatbots available globally. Blind evaluations, conducted by third-party raters, identified Bard with Gemini Pro as a top-performing conversational AI, surpassing both free and paid alternatives.
Addressing the need for verification and collaboration, Google is expanding the double-check feature, allowing users in more than 40 languages to corroborate Bard’s responses. By clicking on the “G” icon, users can evaluate the content across the web to substantiate Bard’s response, providing transparency and reliability.
Google Bard – ImageFX
In a creative boost, users can now generate images in Bard in English across most countries worldwide at no cost. This feature is powered by the updated Imagen 2 model, striking a balance between quality and speed to deliver high-quality, photorealistic outputs. Users can input descriptions like “create an image of a dog riding a surfboard,” and Bard will generate custom visuals, bringing ideas to life.
Google emphasizes responsibility in image generation, incorporating measures to ensure a clear distinction between visuals created with Bard and original human artwork. SynthID, a tool developed by Google DeepMind, embeds digitally identifiable watermarks into the pixels of generated images, enhancing transparency.
Google remains committed to its AI Principles, implementing technical guardrails and safety measures in the training data to limit violent, offensive, or sexually explicit content. Filters are also in place to avoid the generation of images featuring named individuals.
The company expresses its ongoing dedication to investing in new techniques for further improving the safety and privacy protections of its models. This announcement reinforces Google’s commitment to responsible AI development and global accessibility.