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Google Bard Update Enhances Source Content Visibility

Google's Bard chatbot receives an update, enhancing summarization and source visibility.

  • Google Bard's new update improves its ability to provide concise summaries of topics.
  • The update enhances source visibility, allowing you to identify and navigate to the original content easily.
  • Bard is expanding its global presence, removing its waitlist, and adding more languages and countries to its service.

Google has rolled out a new update to Bard, its AI-driven chatbot, introducing welcome changes for web publishers.

Jack Krawczyk, a representative from Google, announced the update, which includes improvements to Bard’s summarization capabilities and an enhancement to the visibility of source content.

These changes aim to make Bard more useful while potentially increasing the reach and impact of original publishers.

Enhancements To Summaries

Krawczyk revealed that Bard’s latest update is tuned to produce even more concise summaries. This is advantageous for users looking to get a quick topic overview.

“Starting today, we’ve tuned the model to be better at concise summaries – this is especially helpful when you want to get the gist of a topic quickly,” Krawczyk said on Twitter.

Greater Visibility For Source Content

A notable development for web publishers, today’s Bard update enables users to more readily identify and navigate to the source of information used in a response.

“We’re also making sources more useful. Now, for responses with sources, you’ll now be able to identify the section of the text that matches the source and easily navigate to it,” Krawczyk explained.

This feature is set to increase the visibility of source content and could potentially drive more traffic to the original publishers, a welcome benefit.

In Summary

The move towards greater transparency in source attribution also marks an essential step in responsible AI usage and the fight against misinformation.

Today’s update follows Google’s announcement at last week’s annual I/O developer conference, which included introducing images, coding features, and extensions to Bard.

In case you missed the announcement, Google has removed the waitlist for Bard and is now offering the service in more countries and languages, with more expected to be added soon.

Featured image generated by the author using Midjourney. 

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SEJ STAFF Matt G. Southern Senior News Writer at Search Engine Journal

Matt G. Southern, Senior News Writer, has been with Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a bachelor’s degree in communications, ...

Google Bard Update Enhances Source Content Visibility

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