Search engine giant Google on Thursday announced that it is bringing new capabilities to its Bard chatbot via its Gemini Pro AI (artificial intelligence) model.
Google Bard Gets Image Generator And Gemini Pro Update
With the recent update, Google’s Bard chatbot gets an AI image generation feature. Also, the Bard chatbot, integrated with Gemini Pro, is now available in more than 40 languages and more than 230 countries and territories.
The Large Model Systems Organization, known for evaluating language models and chatbots across languages, recently shared that Bard with Gemini Pro is one of the most preferred chatbots available (with or without cost) globally, acknowledging it has made a “stunning leap” forward.
Another significant development is the expansion of the ‘double-check feature’ in Bard to over 40 languages, which allows users to evaluate the chatbot’s responses, further improving the learning experience. By clicking on the “G” icon, Bard evaluates whether there is content across the web to validate its response. Additionally, users can click the highlighted phrases to understand more about supporting or contradicting information found by Search and make any necessary adjustments.
With the integration of Gemini Pro, Bard now offers image generation in English across most countries globally at no cost. This novel feature is powered by Google’s updated ‘Imagen 2 model,’ which is designed to balance quality and speed, delivering high-quality, photorealistic outputs.
For instance, users can type “create an image of a dog riding a surfboard,” and Bard will generate custom, wide-ranging visuals to bring the idea to life. Interested users can now try creating AI images within Bard’s conversational chatbot, which is accessible through https://bard.google.com.
Further, Bard uses SynthID to embed digitally identifiable watermarks into the pixels of generated images to distinguish between visuals created with Bard and original human artwork.
In addition, Google has also implemented strict guidelines to limit violent, offensive, or sexually explicit content. The search giant also promises to continue investing in new methods to enhance its AI models’ safety and privacy protections.