There has been little
competition for Google Search for almost two decades. However, the launch of
ChatGPT by OpenAI in November 2022 and its success afterward provided the first
rival. This made Google release its own AI chatbot called Bard. Here is everything
to know about Google Bard and how it works.
What Is Google Bard?
Just like ChatGPT, Google Bard is an AI chatbot. Bard makes use of the Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) to interact with users. LaMDA, according to Google, is a language model that can maintain a conversation and predict meaningful responses because it has been fed trillions of words for the task.
Google made Bard public on 21 March 2023. For access, users are required to sign up first. Unfortunately, potential users are compelled to sign up for a waitlist before they gain access. Nevertheless, there are people still getting access to this chatbot.
At this stage, the chatbot is said to be an experiment that allows you to do almost everything. With Bard, you can get answers to questions on complex topics, draft an email, and plan a party.
Furthermore, Google has made it known that some Bard responses may be inaccurate. In Google's opinion, it enhances the search experience. This is why the "Google It" button appears next to responses.
How Does Google Bard Work?
Bard is a conversational chatbot AI, as are many of the other chatbot AIs available. In this case, Google Bard responds to users with conversational responses after they type in their query or request into a text box.
For instance, if you ask Bard, "What discoveries from the International Space Station can I tell my kid about?" it will look through the data it was taught with and respond with an answer. The answer in this situation will be a few discoveries made by the ISS that you can share with your child. Nevertheless, Bard's information can sometimes be inaccurate, so double-check.
The new Bing chatbot's Bing Image Generator or ChatGPT, when powered by GPT-4, is both image-based, whereas Google Bard is solely text-based. Additionally, it is currently limited to handling inputs and outputs in U.S. English and cannot code.
What You Can Do with Google Bard
The extent of Google Bard’s ability is not known at the moment. However, the chatbot says it can translate languages, generate text, answer your questions, and write creative content.
In terms of content creation, Bard can generate letters, emails, musical pieces, scripts, code, poems, and more.
How To Use Google Bard?
Signing up for Google Bard is easy. All you need is just to follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit Google Bard using the URL https://bard.google.com
Step 2: Select the “Join Waitlist” button and input your Gmail address
Step 3: You will receive an email stating that you are on the waitlist
Step 4: Once you receive a confirmation that you can access Bard, revisit the website and login to use the chatbot.
Before signing up for Google Bard, you must note the following important things:
· Google Bard is currently not available in all countries.
· At the moment, you can only sign up for the Google Bard waitlist before you can be granted access later.
· There is no ETA for waitlist members. However, some members were granted access on the very first day of signing up.
· You will be unable to sign up if you use your work email for Google Workspace.
· You are required to make use of your personal Gail account to sign up.
How Much Does Using Google Bard Cost?
For now, it appears that Google Bard will not cost a thing. Given that Google does not charge a fee for Google Search, it will be surprising for it to charge for this. Nevertheless, anything can happen especially with the existence of the ChatGPT Plus package.
At this stage, anyone who publishes online or uses SEO would benefit from understanding Bard. This is because it helps to be aware of the limitations of what is feasible and the potential for future success.
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