Google Bard: the next-generation chatbot

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The evolution of Google’s artificial intelligence assistant

Recently, Google unveiled enhancements to its Bard conversational AI assistant, including PaLM 2 and extended availability. However, this update excludes certain countries such as Canada and the 27 member states of the European Union. The reason for these omissions could be linked to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in force in the EU.

New features and languages

At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced several new features for its Bard chatbot. These include :

  • Support for multimodal queries
  • New languages added, including Japanese and Korean

Thanks to these improvements, Google hopes that Bard will be better received by users.

Comparison with other AI chatbots

To determine which is the best AI-powered chatbot between Microsoft, Google and OpenAI, we asked the same questions of Bing Chat, Google Bard and ChatGPT. Although Bard is currently only available in English and outside the European Union, we were able to test it to compare its capabilities with those of Bing Chat and ChatGPT.

Test results

Test results showed that :

  • Google Bard delivers a satisfying user experience
  • It stands out for its ability to handle multimodal queries
  • His answers are generally pertinent and precise

However, there is still room for improvement, particularly in terms of geographical and linguistic availability.

The future of Google Bard

After a difficult initial launch earlier this year, which led to an 8% loss in Alphabet’s market value, Google took the time to rework its Bard chatbot before relaunching it. This new version seems to be more accomplished and promising.

The prospect of integration into the Google search engine

Although Google Bard is not yet integrated into the Google search engine, this possibility could be considered in the near future. The AI assistant could respond directly to questions posed by Internet users on the search engine, offering an even more personalized and interactive experience.

Geographic and linguistic expansion

It’s also likely that Google is working on extending Bard’s availability to other countries and languages, including taking into account current regulations such as RGPD for the European Union. This would enable us to reach a wider audience and further enhance the user experience.

In addition, Google BARD is highly flexible, making it useful in multilingual contexts, and has the ability to learn from large training data. Bard will certainly offer many advantages for users and application developers alike.

All in all, Google Bard represents a major technological advance in the field of chatbots powered by artificial intelligence. Its new features, support for multimodal queries and potential integration with the Google search engine make it a promising tool for the future of the web. However, it remains to be seen how Google will manage to extend Bard’s availability while complying with current regulations and continuing to improve its performance.

Amandine Carpentier

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