Bard, known for its collaboration with generative AI, has unveiled its most advanced model which now links seamlessly with Google apps and services, offering improved responses tailored to user needs. This enhancement empowers users to easily harness their creative ideas.

One of the significant updates is the introduction of Bard Extensions in English. This feature allows users to interact with Bard in an innovative manner. Through Extensions, Bard can extract and display pertinent information from everyday Google tools such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights and hotels. This means that even if the required data is spread across multiple apps, Bard can access it all within a single conversation.

Illustrating the feature’s potential, consider the scenario of planning a visit to the Grand Canyon. With the new Bard capabilities, users can command Bard to retrieve suitable dates from Gmail, access real-time flight and hotel data, get Google Maps directions, and even view relevant YouTube videos – all in one continuous interaction.

In the B2B realm, for those preparing for a job application, Bard can be directed to retrieve a specific resume from Drive, such as one from June 2023, and then condense it into a concise personal statement. This makes the process of drafting a new cover letter more collaborative.

Prioritising user data protection, Bard guarantees that personal content from tools like Gmail, Docs, and Drive remains confidential. It won’t be accessible by human evaluators, utilised by Bard for ad presentations, or be employed to enhance the Bard model. Users maintain full control over their privacy configurations and can deactivate these extensions whenever they wish.

Moreover, to bolster confidence in its responses, Bard has introduced a “Google it” button. By tapping the ‘G’ symbol, users can validate Bard’s answers against online content. If a claim can be verified, highlighted sections can be clicked to explore either corroborative or opposing data identified by Google Search.

To foster collaboration, Bard has simplified the process of continuing discussions initiated by others. Now, users can extend a Bard chat shared through a public link, seek further details on the topic, or use the conversation as a foundation for their personal concepts.

Bard’s evolution isn’t just confined to English. The platform has expanded access to its English language capabilities, such as uploading images via Lens, securing Search images in replies, and customising Bard’s outputs, to over 40 different languages.

These advancements stem from refinements made to the PaLM 2 model, which is now Bard’s most adept version. Feedback-driven enhancements have seen the application of pioneering reinforcement learning methodologies, resulting in a more intuitive and imaginative model. Whether the aim is to collaborate creatively, initiate a conversation in one tongue and continue in another, or seek comprehensive coding guidance, Bard now promises superior quality and precision.

For those keen on harnessing Bard’s enriched capabilities to elevate their B2B marketing efforts, the updated features are accessible at bard.google.com.

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