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Think of Google Bard as a cousin to Google Search, built on different technology and with a more conversational feel.
Google says Bard was created to “help you explore that curiosity, augment your imagination and ultimately get your ideas off the ground — not just by answering your questions, but by helping you build on them.”
According to The Motley Fool, “This isn’t just a matter of Bard dishing out what it’s been spoon-fed as a traditional search engine does. Rather, Bard learns from the inputs it receives, using them to craft meaningful, remarkably human-like responses.”
For the creative types, if you are wanting to generate content, Bard can offer revisions or alternative ideas to help in the moments where our minds have hit a brick wall.
“Bard offers the most well-rounded capabilities of any generative AI tool we’ve tested,” PC Mag.
Starting a new job? Looking to make a career pivot? Bard can help you get started on your job prep needs. To do this, users can offer the simple prompt:
- Ex. “What are some powerful words to use on my resume that show leadership?”
- Ex. “Write an email to my recruiter to accept the Social Media Manager job offer and negotiate a later start date.”
If you are wanting to generate creative content, Bard can offer revisions or alternative ideas. This definitely helps in those moments where our minds have hit a brick wall.
Are you in charge of planning the employee mixer but have run out of ideas to break the ice? Prompt Bard to make an amazing game:
- Ex. “Create a party game for 30-50 year olds that focuses on team building.”
Writing press releases can become time consuming, Bard has the ability to write your announcement drafts, which can save time (giving you a chance to get off early!)
- Ex. “Outline my blog post about summer mocktail recipes.”
As social media continues to influence how consumers receive product information, Bard is being used to structure social media plans for businesses. A sample prompt is below for this:
- Ex. “What are some ways I can increase my engagement on Instagram? I’m a travel blogger.”
According to PC Mag, “Bard is well positioned to become the go-to assistant for anyone who uses Google apps thanks to the option to export its responses to Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Colab. It’s also better for research, shopping, and travel planning than ChatGPT, as it has access to timely information from the web.”