Bard, the Google chatbot, is becoming available, but for now only in some countries. There is a waiting list

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A few minutes ago we published the news that Microsoft has presented Bing Image Creator, its DALL-E based image creator. Almost at the same time, or almost at the same time I found out, that I have not been able to watch the news until late in the afternoon, Google has announced the availability of Bard, his response to ChatGPT, which is currently the new "saint" or "god" of information on the Internet.

The bad thing is that here and now we can only inform about its availability, since, at least in Spain, it cannot be tested yet. I'm also not sure it's available to many, because, like other services, usage will expand over time, and it's using the waiting lists to accept new users.

Bard is in experimental phase

What we can see when we enter their website could be considered a "wait" or "under construction" sign, at least in the country from which a server writes. If we look at the icon, it actually doesn't have one; only the name of the chatbot, Bard (in Roboto?), appears next to an "experiment" label, which means that it is in a phase that is no more than experimental. Then we see a dynamic text in which Google tells us what it can do cold.

As examples, they give us that it can suggest more high-protein foods for vegan diets, it can help you finish your works of art or explain why lightning can strike twice at the same point. It can also help us make a travel list, something that doesn't impress me in the slightest because not even 5 minutes ago I had passed a list of metal ballads with little-known songs to a colleague, courtesy of ChatGPT. But this is Google's proposal, and coming from where it comes, you have to take it seriously.

Regarding its availability, and as we have already mentioned, there is a waiting list. If you enter from Spain, it tells us that it is currently not available in our country, and if you enter with an account that is connected to workspaces or without confirming that you are over 18 years of age, you cannot use the service.

On our own, we'll be waiting for feedback from the community on how Bard works, or also from my LXA colleagues who live across the ocean and could access the service sooner.

The chatbot is available (when you let in) at this link.

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