Tech giant Google announced on Wednesday it was making its chatbot Bard accessible to people in more than 180 countries and territories – including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries across the Middle East such as Egypt and Iraq.
In February, Google first announced its chatbot, competing with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, but it was only available in limited countries. The tool will also become available in more than 40 languages, starting with Japanese and Korean, Google said on Wednesday.
Bard is a chatbot with a persona that can hold human-like conversations and is intended to be used for creative collaboration, for instance, to generate software code or write a caption for a photo.
Google describes Bard as an experiment allowing collaboration with generative AI, technology that relies on past data to create rather than identify content.