Google’s AI chatbot Bard has now boasted the ability to understand and respond to queries about YouTube video content.
Launched in February 2023, Bard has been a marvel of AI technology, integrating seamlessly with Google’s suite of applications such as Gmail, Docs, Maps, and now, YouTube. This integration allows Bard to not only surface videos in response to user prompts but also to comprehend and interact with the content of these videos. Imagine asking Bard the amount of cocoa powder needed for a chocolate cake recipe, and it retrieves the exact quantity from a specific YouTube video — this is now a reality.
This feature expansion comes hot on the heels of Google’s decision to extend Bard’s access to teenagers globally, starting with English. Bard serves as an invaluable tool for young minds, offering inspiration, quick topic comprehension, and assistance in areas ranging from academic help to first-job applications.
Google’s commitment to enhancing Bard’s capabilities doesn’t stop at video comprehension. The tech giant is also enhancing Bard’s visual search abilities. Users can now upload images via Google Lens and receive image-based responses from Google Search, making Bard’s interactions more dynamic and visually engaging.