Google has announced new updates to Bard, its AI-powered language model. The latest advancements empower users worldwide to harness the power of cutting-edge AI for boundless creativity and enhanced accessibility.
Users can now generate images in Bard in most countries, and use Gemini Pro in any language, country and territory Bard currently supports.
Previously available in English, Gemini Pro, the powerful language model powering Bard, now supports over 40 languages and is accessible in more than 230 countries and territories. This expansion allows users around the globe to leverage Bard’s advanced capabilities for tasks like enhanced understanding and reasoning, improved summarization, and streamlined coding.
Building on its existing success, Bard’s double-check feature, which is already used by millions of people in English, expands to over 40 languages. The feature empowers users to verify the accuracy of Bard’s responses by referencing supporting information from the web, fostering trust and transparency. When users click on the “G” icon, Bard will evaluate whether there is content across the web to substantiate its response. If it can be evaluated, users can click the highlighted phrases and learn more about supporting or contradicting information found by Search.
For an extra creative boost, Bard now offers image generation in English for most countries around the world and at no cost. This new capability is powered by our updated Imagen 2 model, which is designed to balance quality and speed, delivering high-quality, photorealistic outputs. Just type in a description — like “create an image of a dog riding a surfboard” — and Bard will generate custom, wide-ranging visuals to help bring your idea to life.
There is also a change in image generation to ensure a clear distinction between visuals created with Bard and original human artwork, Bard now uses SynthID to embed digitally identifiable watermarks into the pixels of generated images.