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How can you access Google Bard AI?

The latest on Google Bard's availability
Last Updated on May 12, 2023
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If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news around AI, you may be wondering how can you access Google Bard. Bard is set to be Google’s up-and-coming AI chatbot that will be integrated into its renowned search engine.

Recently, Google announced in a blog post that early access to Bard will open on March 21. To gain access as a member of the general public, you must sign up for the waiting list, which is limited to certain regions.

If you are wondering how to access Google Bard on Chrome, Mac, and iPad, you’ll be happy to hear that you can! Simply, head over to the waitlist link and sign up to join.

Here are the steps to access Google Bard:

  1. Head to the Google Bard website
  2. Select “Join waitlist”
  3. Sign in to your Google account, if you haven’t already.
  4. Choose whether you would like to receive email updates, then select “Yes, I’m in”

Once you are granted access, expect the AI to be an add-on feature to Google’s search engine. So, when submitting a query you will be presented with two results – Google’s typical search results and a response from Bard.

Google Bard AI explained?

But, what is Bard? The new tool is a large language model built upon Google’s LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) technology. It has the ability to generate human-like responses to tasks such as question-answering, creative idea generation, and text summarization.

Bard operates just like other AI chatbots such as OpenAI’s Chat GPT and Microsoft’s ‘new’ Bing search engine. What’s great about this new tool, is that it will be able to draw on real-time information from the internet.

This unique feature will ensure Bard produces “fresh, high-quality responses”. Although, this is up for debate after the chatbot’s recent mistake in a demo video released by the tech giant.

Is Google Bard AI public?

At the moment, yes. Google’s Bard is currently open to the general public via a waiting list. Once you gain access, expect to see Bard fully integrated into Google Search.

Which countries is Google Bard available in?

Google Bard was originally launched in the United Kingdom and the United States. Although, Google plans to expand availability to more countries in the future.

Final Thoughts

Google Bard will most definitely be a prominent figure in the AI search engine world. The new service will truly change the way we access information on the internet and is an exciting prospect for fellow Google users. At the moment, you can access Bard as a member of the public via their waitlist.

Funmi joined PC Guide in November 2022, and was a driving force for the site's ChatGPT coverage. She has a wide knowledge of AI apps, gaming and consumer technology.