Google Bard expands its language coverage, now speaks Japanese, Korean

Now speaks Japanese and Korean.

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Key notes

  • Google Bard is now supporting more languages.
  • Besides what’s already available, the chatbot now speaks Japanese and Korean.
  • It also goes beyond conversational chat.

Google Bard, the popular AI-powered chatbot from the Mountain View-based tech giant, is now supporting more languages. 

In its recently-updated experiments update page, the now-Gemini-powered chatbot says that it supports two more languages: Japanese and Korean. 

“We’re committed to building Bard responsibly, gradually bringing key features to more languages over time,” Google says.

The expanded language not only applies to casual conversations but also encompasses Bard extensions, including YouTube, Hotels, Flights, Maps, and all Workspace applications.

“You’re in control of your privacy settings when deciding how you want to use extensions,” Google reassures.

Google Bard is currently available in most countries of the world. Now supported by the latest Gemini Pro model, Google claims that it is “the best model for scaling across a wide range of tasks.”

Its superior version, Gemini Ultra, is claimed to outperform OpenAI’s GPT-4 in plenty of benchmark texts, like multistep reasoning, reading, common sense, image-related tasks, and more.

“We’ve specifically tuned Gemini Pro in Bard to be far more capable at things like understanding, summarizing, reasoning, coding and planning,” Google boasts in the official announcement

“And we’re seeing great results: In blind evaluations with our third-party raters, Bard is now the most preferred free chatbot compared to leading alternatives.”