Google Bard Gets a Boost: AI Assistant Now Better at Math and Logic

Enhancements to Google's AI Assistant include improved responses for multi-step word and math problems.

March 31, 2023, 13:14 EDT

Google’s AI Assistant, Bard, has just received an update aimed at enhancing its math and logic capabilities. This upgrade incorporates Google’s advanced language model, PaLM, to improve the AI’s understanding and response to user queries. As the race to develop increasingly sophisticated AI assistants continues, Google is working hard to keep up with competitors like Bing Chat and ChatGPT.

Bard Upgrade: What’s New?

Improved Understanding of Multi-Step Problems

According to Jack Krawczyk, Google’s head of Bard and AI efforts, the update enables Bard to better understand and respond to prompts and questions in multi-step word and multi-step math problems format. Krawczyk announced the improvements on Twitter, stating, “Today I wanted to share that we’ve improved Bard’s capabilities in math and logic by incorporating some of the advances we’ve developed in PaLM.”

Coding Capabilities Coming Soon

Krawczyk also mentioned that coding capabilities are expected to be added to Bard in the near future.

Here are his tweets with this announcement:

A Brief History of Google Bard

Google first announced the development of Bard one day before the launch of Bing Chat. However, it took ten more days for Bard to become available for general users. Initial responses to Bard have been somewhat underwhelming compared to the reception of Bing Chat and ChatGPT. However, Google has promised continued improvements and advancements for Bard.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, explained that the company intentionally launched a lightweight version of Bard. Pichai assured that Bard will continue to evolve and improve over time.

Why It Matters

The rapid development and enhancement of AI assistants like ChatGPT, Bing Chat, and Google Bard is an exciting aspect of the AI technology landscape. Watching the growth and improvement of these tools is not only fascinating but also a testament to the potential of AI in everyday life.

As AI assistants become increasingly sophisticated and capable of handling a wider range of tasks, users can expect to see more practical applications for these technologies in their daily routines. With these recent updates, Google encourages users to give Bard another try and experience the improvements firsthand.

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