Google Bard Update: Google Lens in Bard


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Google’s conversational AI tool Bard recently had a major update to include the following features:


Bard is available in new places and languages

  • What: Bard is now available in over 40 new languages including Arabic, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), German, Hindi, Spanish, and more. We have also expanded access to more places, including all 27 countries in the European Union (EU) and Brazil.
  • Why: Bard is global and is intended to help you explore possibilities. Our English, Japanese, and Korean support helped us learn how to launch languages responsibly, enabling us to now support the majority of language coverage on the internet.
Google Lens in Bard

  • What: You can upload images alongside text in your conversations with Bard, allowing you to boost your imagination and creativity in completely new ways. To make this happen, we’re bringing the power of Google Lens into Bard, starting with English.
  • Why: Images are a fundamental part of how we put our imaginations to work, so we’ve added Google Lens to Bard. Whether you want more information about an image or need inspiration for a funny caption, you now have even more ways to explore and create with Bard.
Bard can read responses out loud

  • What: We’re adding text-to-speech capabilities to Bard in over 40 languages, including Hindi, Spanish, and US English.
  • Why: Sometimes hearing something aloud helps you bring an idea to life in new ways beyond reading it. Listen to responses and see what it helps you imagine and create!
Pinned & Recent Threads

  • What: You can now pick up where you left off with your past Bard conversations and organize them according to your needs. We’ve added the ability to pin conversations, rename them, and have multiple conversations going at once.
  • Why: The best ideas take time, sometimes multiple hours or days to create. Keep your threads and pin your most critical threads to keep your creative process flowing.
Share your Bard conversations with others

  • What: We’ve made it easier to share part or all of your Bard chat with others. Shareable links make seeing your chat and any sources just a click away so others can seamlessly view what you created with Bard.
  • Why: It’s hard to hold back a new idea sometimes. We wanted to make it easier for you to share your creations to inspire others, unlock your creativity, and show your collaboration process.
Modify Bard’s responses

  • What: We’re introducing 5 new options to help you modify Bard’s responses. Just tap to make the response simpler, longer, shorter, more professional, or more casual.
  • Why: When a response is close enough but needs a tweak, we’re making it easier to get you closer to your desired creation.
Export Python code to Replit

  • What: We’re continuing to expand Bard’s export capabilities for code. You can now export Python code to Replit, in addition to Google Colab.
  • Why: Streamline your workflow and continue your programming tasks by moving Bard interactions into Replit.
Gemini Multimodal LLM released

Google announce they have released the most capable AI model in the world, Gemini, and have integrated it into Bard.

Gemini is a multimodal Large Language Model capable of many functions including recognising images, video, sound and possibly smell.

Experiment updates​


Bard is getting its biggest upgrade yet with Gemini Pro
  • What: Starting today, we’re introducing Gemini Pro in Bard, for Bard’s biggest upgrade yet. We’ve specifically tuned Gemini Pro in Bard to be far more capable at things like understanding and summarizing, reasoning, coding, and planning. You can try out Bard with Gemini Pro for text-based prompts, with support for other modalities coming soon. It will be available in English in more than 170 countries and territories to start, and come to more languages and places, like Europe, in the near future.
  • Why: Today, Google introduced GeminiOpens in a new window , the most capable AI model in the world. Gemini unlocks new ways to create, interact and collaborate with Bard.


Announcement by Google:

Video demonstrating Gemini’s incredible abilities. Interesting part starts at time stamp 5:20.
You can now generate images with Bard! Here is Bard’s response to my request for an image of Lovot.