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Google hosts developer conference, deploys AI chatbot ‘Bard’ in over 180 countries

*The global technology giant has announced at its annual developer conference the  conversational generative Artificial Intelligence chatbot ‘Bard’ is being rolled out in over 180 countries of the world

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Leading global search engine Google has held its annual developer conference, and made a slew of announcements.

ConsumerConnect learnt the global technology giant conversational generative Artificial Intelligence chatbot, named “Bard” is being rolled out in over 180 countries, including India

The tech company announced this development Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Google I/O, its annual developer conference, held at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, United States (US).

Initially, the Google Bard chatbot was only available in the United Kingdom (UK) and the US. Interested Indian users can now join the waitlist for the AI chatbot via the Google Bard official Web site, ETtech report said.

‘Bard’ slated for activation in 40 other languages: Google VeePee

Sissie Hsiao, Vice-President at Google and General Manager for Google Assistant’s Business Unit, said Bard was being opened up in all these countries and will now allow users to engage with it in Japanese and Korean.

Hsiao discloses that Bald would soon be available in 40 other languages.

How Google is ‘rapidly evolving’ in tech Space -CEO

Meanwhile, Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has said the leading tech company is ‘rapidly evolving’ Bard.

Pichai stated: “It now supports a wide range of programming capabilities and it’s gotten much smarter at reasoning and math prompts.

“And as of now it is fully running on PaLM 2.”

On Pixel Fold, PaLM 2, and more AI, Google also noted it is deploying more AI features for its search product in cyberspace.

Besides, the Big Tech has announced a foldable Pixel phone, Pixel 7a, and its first tablet.

Alphabet shares surge 5 percent following announcements on AI

In a related development, shares of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, surged around 5 percent Wednesday following the company’s announcements on Artificial Intelligence at the developer conference, leading to an overnight surge of $82 billion in value, according to report.

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