Google Drops Waitlist For Its Bard Chatbot As It Expands To More Than 180 Different Countries

We’ve been hearing a lot about Google’s AI chatbot called Bard and how users were forced to sign up for a waitlist if they wished to grab a hold of it.

But that is no longer the case as the tech giant has surprisingly dropped the waitlist requirement and expanded the launch to more than 180 different countries around the globe.

Therefore, those wanting to give it a try won't need to register and would be granted immediate access within no time. The decision came on Wednesday during the evening hours when it was observed how eager the Android maker was to this news.

Moreover, the new and expanded Bard would be created on the company’s latest Large Language Model which is dubbed PaLM2. And that makes it so much more capable.

We all know how much criticism the firm got for launching the first generation of its AI chatbot in a rush just so it could enter the race where fellow archrivals were making it big.

The end result was nothing less than a disaster and it’s safe to say that it did not go unnoticed. Many critics dubbed the launch as a less than impressive affair, especially when you look at the way other similar tools are performing and making it big in the tech world. This ended up taking a toll on Google’s image in the public eye.

But if you think Google was going to sit back and relax and not do anything about it, well think again. They’ve been leaders in the development of AI technology so it makes absolute sense why it worked ten times harder to perfect another launch before making it available to the masses and now is the time to see the results of their hard work.

The company has really worked hard to create PaLM which is the main source powering the chatbot. It would be responsible for generating more impactful and high-quality answers while performing some great new functions including the likes of making programming codes.

More and more executives at the company were seen in attendance at Google’s I/O keynote in 2023. And they were keen to see the response generated toward the switch to PaLM 2 platform.

Therefore, we can now all expect a series of new and interesting features that would be available in the next few days and weeks. Common features including a high level of visual responses to questions can be expected.

For instance, if you ask the chatbot for things like visuals of must-see destinations in a city like New York, you’d be given a whole range of pictures of the best sites on offer. So it’s much more than the simple array of text or descriptions generated.

On the other hand, users would now be able to add pictures to Bard along with some written questions, and that brings together the capability of Google Lens toward Bard.

As the tech giant is seen amalgamating the various capabilities of the AI world into its range of different products, the firm is certainly looking forward to aligning itself with other partners of the industry including Adobe so it can add its Firefly which is a part of the generative AI offering.

Lastly, the company also mentioned how it would be putting forward a series of changes as a response to the great criticism it has received from the general community after its rushed launch. So you can expect them to face the challenges that have come in the past and would continue to be in the spotlight in the present and future.

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