Google said that users can join a waitlist to gain access to Bard, which promises to help users outline and write essay drafts, plan a friend’s baby shower, and get lunch ideas based on what’s in the fridge.
“You can use Bard to boost your productivity, accelerate your ideas and fuel your curiosity. You might ask Bard to give you tips to reach your goal of reading more books this year, explain quantum physics in simple terms or spark your creativity by outlining a blogpost,” Google said in a blogpost.
Users can sign up for the Google Bard waitlist today and use Google Bard’s experimental preview version for free.
How to sign up for Google Bard:
To use the the experimental version of Google Bard, you have to sign up on the Google Bard’s official website at https://bard.google.com/. You have to sign in with a Google account.
Click on the blue “Join waitlist” button to join the waitlist.
Once you’ve joined the waitlist, you will receive a “You’ve been added to the waitlist” message from email@example.com.
When it’s your turn to try Bard, you will receive another email titled “It’s your turn to try Bard.”
Some users said that it took only few hours for them to get the Google invite for Bard. The waitlist may become slower—or faster—in the future.
In order to get onboard you should remember that Google is currently not allowing Google Workspace accounts to sign up for Bard. If you try, you will see a “This Google Account isn’t supported” message.
It also doesn’t support user accounts that belong to people who are under 18 years old.
How to use Google Bard:
Once you get access to Google Bard, you can login on with your google account on the Bard site.
Like ChatGPT or Bing’s AI Chat, Google Bard also gives a simple chat window and a place to type your prompts.
There is also a microphone button on the chat interface where you can speak your question or instruction.
On the Bard page, you’ll also find options for “Reset chat” to reset the Bard chat conversion, “Bard Activity” for controlling the saved Bard chatbot activity, and a “FAQ” button that takes you to the Google Bard FAQ.
Based on several reports, it is known that Google Bard also uses natural language models and machine learning like ChatGPT, but both have different set of features. For example, ChatGPT is based on data collected up until 2021, whereas Google Bard has the potential to use up-to-date information for its responses.
When will Google Bard be available for everyone?
Google Bard is available through the waitlist in select countries, but it’s site said that it will soon be expanded to other countries and users. The company has no given any timeline for its wider rollout. But given the rising popularity of ChatGPT, the rollout is expected soon.