Google has announced the expansion of Bard, its conversational AI service, to 40 new languages including Swahili — the first African language to be included — and 59 new countries and territories.

The firm noted that the expansion included new features that allow users to better customise their experience, boost their creativity, and get more done.

It stated that with the new expansion, Bard is now available in most of the world, including countries, and in the most widely spoken languages.

The Head of Communications and Public Affairs, SSA, Google, Dorothy Ooko, said, “We’re excited that this is Bard’s largest expansion to date – we see its global availability as a great democratiser of knowledge.

“That’s why we created Bard: to help you explore that curiosity, augment your imagination and ultimately get your ideas off the ground — not just by answering your questions, but by helping you build on them.”

The firm added that users can now adjust Bard’s responses by changing the tone and style of its responses to five different options: simple, long, short, professional, or casual, offering a tailored interaction to match individual needs.

It further said, “Four additional features were also introduced to help users get more done. Users can now pin and rename their conversations with Bard, making it easier to revisit conversations that contain important information or ideas later.

“Through the export code to more places feature, users can now export Python code to Replit, in addition to Google Colab, making it easier for users to share their code with others or use it in other projects.”

According to the firm, users would also be able to share responses with friends using shareable links, making it easier to collaborate on projects or get feedback on ideas.

It added that it had launched a feature that allows users to upload images with prompts to Bard.



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