Google Bard can now curate image-based responses

Priya Walia

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During the Google I/O conference, the search engine giant announced that it would be rolling out a slew of new features for its AI tool, Bard. An extension of this promise is the latest update which will now display relevant images for user queries.

Bard has recently been equipped with a new and long-awaited update that includes a feature beneficial to users looking for visual representations of their queries. Specifically, the update will provide images relevant to a specific search response, giving those who use the AI-powered chatbot an improved understanding of their search results.

“Images can help you communicate your ideas more effectively. They can bring concepts to life, make recommendations more persuasive, and enhance responses when you ask for visual information,” Bard’s Experiment updates page details.

For instance, users planning their travel itinerary may ask about a tourist destination, and Bard will display relevant images of the location. Moreover, this feature will also be advantageous for those looking for a particular product. Currently, only English responses are accompanied by images, although Google is expected to extend support to other languages soon.

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In addition, the chatbot will provide source links for each shared image thumbnail to allow users to authenticate its origin and explore further if interested. At present, Bard’s capabilities are limited to responding with images exclusively, however, in the near future, AI prompt via Google Lens will be made viable.

As anticipated, the new feature is a substantial upgrade that can potentially surpass the competing platforms ChatGPT and Microsoft Bing since incorporating images into answers can substantially amplify its overall value. This is especially true in cases where an image can convey a greater amount of information than a text-based answer could.