Google Bard: ChatGPT for Google
On May 10th, 2023, at the Google I/O 2023 conference, Google officially announced the end of the waiting list restriction for Bard, and will offer its services in 180 countries or regions. Google Bard, the biggest competitor of ChatGPT, is finally available to users. As a leader in the AI field, what surprises will Google bring us? This article will provide a detailed introduction to the information and use of Google Bard.
What is Google Bard?
Google Bard is an AI chatbot developed by Google based on the LaMDA conversation technology. Its main function is real-time online Q&A-style chatting. It was announced at the Google I/O 2023 conference on May 10th, 2023 that Bard will provide official services and the waiting list restriction has been lifted. Currently, it is available in the UK and the US and supports three languages: English, Japanese, and Korean. Technically, Bard and ChatGPT are both based on large generative models and their functionalities are almost identical.
Internally at Google, the Bard chatbot is part of the “Red Code” project and will serve as a warrior in the robot battle with ChatGPT. The LaMDA team at Google was previously instructed to prioritize dealing with the competition from ChatGPT in a short period of time.
The Function of Bard
- Answer your questions: Bard can answer your questions in a comprehensive and informative way, even if they are open ended, challenging, or strange.
- Generate text: Bard can generate text in different formats, including poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email, letters, etc.
- Translate languages: Bard can translate languages in real time.
- Write different kinds of creative content: Bard can write different kinds of creative content, including poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email, letters, etc.
- Summarize a factual topic: For example, you could ask me to summarize the history of the United States or the process of photosynthesis.
- Create a story: You could ask me to write a story about a dragon, a detective, or a family on vacation.
- Image content generation and recognition: Bard will integrate Adobe’s AI image generation function and Google Lens’ image recognition function.
- Code writing: The upgraded Bard excels at handling coding-related questions and has the ability to debug and interpret code in over 20 languages.
How to use Google Bard?
Google has lifted the Google Bard waiting list restrictions on May 10, 2023. You can apply for the experience according to the following steps. Currently, only US and UK users are supported.
- Open Google Bard’s official website
- Click “Try Bard”,
- Log in to your Google account, and you will receive a “Get started with Bard” email after success
- After success, enter Bard’s workplace
- Enter your prompt in the input box at the bottom, bard supports both text and language input
Limitations of Bard AI
Bard AI is a large language model that can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way. However, it has some limitations.
- It can be biased. Bard is trained on a massive dataset of text and code, which means that it can reflect the biases that are present in that data. For example, if the dataset contains more text from men than from women, Bard may be more likely to generate text that is biased towards men.
- It can be inaccurate. Bard is still under development, so it can sometimes generate inaccurate or misleading information. For example, if you ask Bard a question about a complex topic, it may not be able to provide an accurate answer.
- It can be repetitive. Bard is trained on a massive dataset of text, so it can sometimes generate repetitive or unoriginal text. For example, if you ask Bard to write a poem, it may generate a poem that is similar to other poems that it has seen in the dataset.
- It can be slow. Bard is a large language model, so it can take some time to generate text. For example, if you ask ChatGPT to write a short story, it may take several minutes for it to generate the text.
- Contextual association still needs training. Based on actual usage, Bard’s real-time contextual conversation is not yet coherent enough and requires further training.
- Insufficient multilingual capability. Bard currently only supports English, Korean, and Japanese, and other languages are not yet available, which means that many people in the world are still unable to use this tool smoothly.
The Bard account and the Google account are the same. You can directly use it by logging in to your personal Google account in the open regions. If you do not have a Google account, you need to register. The steps are as follows:
- Open the bard.google.com login login.
- Fill in your first name, last name, set up your email username and password, and confirm your password. Click “Next”.
- Enter your mobile phone number, secondary email address (not mandatory), birthday, and gender. Click “Next”.
- On the new page, click the “Send” button to receive a verification code on your mobile phone. After entering the received verification code, you can complete the registration of your Google account.
- Go to bard.google.com.
- At the top right, select Sign in.
- Sign in to your personal Google Account.
- After successfully registering for Bard, you will receive an email titled “Get started with Bard.”
Why can't I Log in to Bard and How to Solve it?
When clicking “Try Bard”, an error page may appear with the message “Something went wrong, Try again later. Learn more”. There could be several reasons for this:
- Your IP address is not located in one of the open countries or regions.
- Your device has already been logged in to another Bard account.
- You are under 18 years old.
- Your browser is not supported.
The solutions are as follows:
- Switch your IP address to the United States or the United Kingdom.
- Log in with only one Google account on each device.
- Try logging in at a different time.
- Use a supported browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Edgium.
Google Bard Pricing
Google Bard is currently available for free and does not offer a subscription service. Based on ChatGPT’s previous experiences, Google may release Bard Pro or Bard Plus subscription services in the future, providing advanced features and services. Additionally, Google may also open up the Google Bard API service to provide services for businesses or individual creators.
Bard currently supports online use and does not have an app. It can be accessed directly through the Bard official website.
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Competitors of Google Bard
- OpenAI ChatGPT: Obviously, the research and development progress of Google Bard is constantly rushing, and the functions are added one after another, all in order to compete with the best ai chatbot-ChatGPT on the market. According to Google, the performance of the new PaLM 2 based on Bard is even better than GPT-4. However, it is always the biggest advantage of ChatGPT to be open to the public and obtain a large amount of user data and feedback.
- Microsoft Bing: Originally, Google was far ahead of Microsoft in the competition of search engines, but the appearance of Bing+ChatGPT changed the unfavorable situation of Bing. Now that Google Bard is also being integrated into Google Chrome, this competition that has lasted for many years will intensify.
At present, Google Bard only supports users in the United States and the United Kingdom, and announced that it will gradually provide services to more than 180 countries and regions around the world. You need to have a Google account and be over 18 years old to get started.
Yes, after the update on May 11, 2023, Bard already has strong code writing, interpreting
and perfecting capabilities.