Google’s Bard has been playing “catch-up” with ChatGPT this year.
Today, they made some strides toward their goal.
Here’s one big upgrade:
Starting today, you can collaborate with Bard in over 40 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi and Spanish.
This feature will be a big help to English Language Learners! When they are using it to practice English (see HERE IS A LIST OF GAMES CHATGPT SAYS IT CAN PLAY WITH ELLS TO HELP THEM LEARN ENGLISH) and asking for comprehensible feedback in their home language about their errors, or when asking for feedback in their home language about their English writing (which is what I had students do in the spring with ChatGPT), they’ll be able to get it.
Here’s the other new feature:
Sometimes hearing something out loud can help you approach your idea in a different way. That’s why, starting today, you can listen to Bard’s responses. This is especially helpful if you want to hear the correct pronunciation of a word or listen to a poem or script. Simply enter a prompt and select the sound icon to hear Bard’s answers. This feature is now live in over 40 languages.
As far as I can tell, though you can give ChatGPT audio instructions (though only…