Google Bard Breaks the Silence: Multilingual Speech Feature Unveiled
July 14, 2023
Google Bard is finally speaking up! A recent update has enabled the AI to vocalise generated responses in over 40 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, and Spanish. This feature is a significant aid in learning the correct pronunciation of words and can be activated simply by selecting the sound icon in the upper right-hand corner of a response.
Google has also expanded Bard’s global reach, launching it in new regions like Brazil and Europe, overcoming initial privacy concerns raised by the European Union. Users can now also customise the tone and style of Bard’s responses, choosing from five options: simple, long, short, professional, or casual. This customisability proves useful for businesses who wanted to maintain a specific voice in their marketplace listings.
But that’s not all. Google has also introduced productivity tools to Bard. Users can pin conversations for easy reference later, and share helpful AI responses via shareable links on various platforms. For coding enthusiasts, an export feature to the Replit platform has been added.
The cherry on top? Bard now possesses the capability of Google Lens. This means users can upload images with prompts to the AI, which analyses the photograph and provides sought-after information, effectively transforming Bard into a reverse image search engine.
While most updates are available in the 40 languages mentioned, the tone customisation and Google Lens support are currently only in the English version. However, plans are afoot to expand these features to new languages soon. This update is a promising step towards making Bard a more versatile and global AI assistant.
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