Google is rolling out its artificial intelligence (AI) conversational chatbot, Bard in more than 180 countries and making it available to millions of users. Before now, the generative AI technology product was available to people who were accepted from a waitlist in the U.S. and the UK.
Now, the company says it has nixed the waitlist in most parts of the world, and the chatbot will be accessible to people in English, Japanese and Korean in more than 180 countries and territories. Additionally, the company is also working to make the chatbot available in more than 40 languages.
Google's recent announcement comes three months after Microsoft made the move to integrate the ChatGPT technology into its Bing search engine. This development signifies the ongoing competition and race among major tech players to leverage advanced AI capabilities in their respective products and services.
Google says it aims to integrate generative AI into its core products, including its flagship search engine, as well as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Maps, and other offerings. Additionally, visual responses will be added alongside text-based responses, enhancing the user experience and expanding the chatbot's capabilities.
By prioritizing AI advancements, Google intends to redefine its services, placing them at the forefront of innovation in comparison to its competitors, particularly Microsoft.