Bard, Google’s answer to ChatGPT, is a friendlier chatbot that has recently been given a facelift. A few updates could make it the perfect tool for writing long articles or conducting academic research.
The bot was the star of the show at this year’s Google I/O event, where a host of new features were announced. Now, with these experimental updates, Bard could become the research partner you need for your next big project.
As of this writing, we have seen some of the latest Google I/O enhancements implemented in the live version of Bard. These updates include the ability to easily export to Docs and Gmail, the addition of Bard to Google Workspace, and something I personally appreciate, a dark mode.
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On the official page of experimental updates we can see a quick summary of the news that will make your plans take off.
According to the page, Bard will now be able to make more concise summaries, which could be especially useful when you want to quickly get to the core of a topic. It will also help you identify which parts of an answer match a source. So instead of getting a list of sources at the end of a long answer, you’ll see footnote-style number labels next to each answer that, when clicked, will identify the section of text that matches the source and They will allow you to easily navigate to it.
This way, if you are writing an essay that addresses a topic that requires highly specialized knowledge or specific citations, you can quickly turn to the links provided by Bard and access more information on the selected topic. Additionally, you can verify that citations originate from trusted sources, which can be challenging when using AI tools for research.
As we’ve already mentioned, you can now also export large parts of your Bard chat to Google Docs and Gmail, so if you’re working collaboratively you can send Bard’s summaries and explanations – now with new and improved fonts – to your collaborators and work together. in Docs without having to individually copy and paste the content that Bard produces.
We’re really happy to see Bard improve with these updates, and we’re looking forward to testing the new imaging capabilities in the near future.