Can Google Bard write code?

Getting to grips with Google's new AI assistant's coding functions


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In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) and technology, Google has consistently been at the forefront of innovation. One of its latest ventures, Google Bard, has sparked considerable interest and speculation. As we delve into AI-assisted programming, the question arises, Can Google Bard truly write code? In this article, we’ll explore the capabilities and limitations of Google Bard in the context of code generation and development.

Can Google Bard do Coding?

On April 21, 2023, some new capabilities were added to Google Bard to make it useful for software development tasks. These capabilities included code generation, code debugging, and code explanation. So the short answer is yes, Google Bard can write code.

Google said that since it launched Google Bard, coding has been among the top requests by users. It can write, debug, and explain code in over 20 languages. Some prominent programming languages it can code include Java, Javascript, C++, Python code, and more. You can also create functions for Google Sheets

Moreover, it also can translate code from one language to another. Its explanation feature can be primarily helpful for learners. Anyone learning or trying programming for the first time can get additional information about the code, how to use it, and what it does.

Will Google Bard Exceed ChatGPT?

It is too early to say whether Google Bard will exceed ChatGPT. Google Bard has almost all the features and capabilities required to catch up to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. However, there are things that Google Bard can do but ChatGPT cannot. For instance, Google Bard can input and output an image with prompts and responses. It can also input and output audio.

Although Google Bard can do some things that ChatGPT can’t, it is still not up to the mark, mainly because of its accuracy. ChatGPT’s responses, primarily when it comes to programming codes, are more accurate than Google’s chatbot’s. There are a few bugs due to it being in the early stage.

However, since Google has more access to users’ query data, thanks to its search engine, Google Bard has an excellent scope for improvement.

Can Google Bard Write Code? Final Thoughts

Although there may be vulnerabilities in Google Bard’s initial output, we are excited to see what complex engineering challenges it overcomes with its programming skills and new coding abilities. As well as more everyday tasks and writing functions (blog posting and creating other texts ranging from newsletters to a workout routine), coding with Google Bard makes it a fantastic virtual assistant. We can’t wait to see what Bard’s new capabilities can do next.

Can Google Bard Write Code? FAQs

How to use Google Bard for coding?

It is similar to how you use Google Bard for any other responses. You just have to write a prompt asking Google Bard to write a code in any particular language and task, and you will get an answer.

How do I get access to Google Bard?

If Google Bard is available in your country, you can access it by heading to Bard’s website and joining the waitlist. You can click this link to check if Google Bard is available in your country.

Gloria is a tech and AI writer for PC Guide. She is interested in what new technology means for the future of digital and broadcast journalism.