Google’s conversational AI service, Bard, has been expanded to encompass 40 additional languages, with Swahili being the first African language included. This expansion covers 59 new countries and territories, making Bard available in most parts of the world and in widely spoken languages.
The update also introduces enhanced customization features, fostering creativity and productivity for users. Dorothy Ooko, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, SSA, Google, emphasized that Bard’s global availability aims to democratize knowledge, encouraging users to explore their curiosity, expand their imagination, and bring their ideas to life.
The company introduced several new features for Bard, its conversational AI service. Users now have the option to customize Bard’s responses by selecting from five different styles: simple, long, short, professional, or casual, tailoring the interaction to their preferences.
Additionally, four more features were implemented to enhance productivity. Users can now pin and rename their conversations, making it convenient to revisit important discussions later. The new “export code to more places” feature enables the export of Python code to both Replit and Google Colab, facilitating code sharing and collaboration.
Furthermore, users can share responses with others through shareable links, encouraging project collaboration and idea feedback. Another recent addition is the capability to upload images with prompts to Bard.