Bard: Google’s Generative AI Chat is Now Open for Testing in US and UK

By Pranav Mahapatra

March 21, 2023
bard, the google's generative ai chat bot

Recently, Sundar Pichai in a tweet and a related article on Google, announced that Bard, the google generative AI chatbot will now be open for testing in the UK and the US.

Sundar Pichai in his tweet on 21 March 2023, quotes:

“We’re expanding access to Bard in US + UK with more countries ahead, it’s an early experiment that lets you collaborate with generative AI. Hope Bard sparks more creativity and curiosity, and will get better with feedback. Sign up:[1]

The current release of Bard is an early experiment to test how it works, just like how ChatGPT first started.

Two years ago Google unveiled next-generation language and conversation capabilities powered by their Language Model for Dialogue Applications (or LaMDA for short).

Google had been working on an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, that is being called Bard now.

You can now sign up for the waitlist if you are based in the United States or the United Kingdom, hopefully, it would soon be available in other countries as Google’s CEO exclaims.

After you sign up you’ll receive an email when you can start using the tool, “You’ll receive another email when it’s your turn to test Bard.” as they say in the follow-up email.

ChatGPT after its release came in like a storm and ever since people all over the internet have using it to do crazy things.

As they quote on the official Bard’s website, “Meet Bard: your creative and helpful collaborator, here to supercharge your imagination, boost your productivity, and bring your ideas to life.”, you’ll be able to do similar things like you did with ChatGPT but better.

In the blog post on Tuesday, Google exclaims that Bard’s query will include a “Google it” button underneath the prompt that will open a new tab to the company’s search page.

Google's Bard AI chat interface
The Google Bard’s chat interface

Google sees Bard’s current format as a complementary feature to search, a spokesperson told CNBC.[2]

It will be exciting to see how google search evolve will integrate Bard, which should help Google give users a satisfying experience and increase the relevancy of the search results.

You should expect mistakes from Bard in the early stages.

“While LLMs are an exciting technology, they’re not without their faults. For instance, because they learn from a wide range of information that reflects real-world biases and stereotypes, those sometimes show up in their outputs. And they can provide inaccurate, misleading or false information while presenting it confidently.”, explained on Google’s blog on Tuesday.

Just like with ChatGPT, with Bard’s output, you’ll have a thumbs up and thumbs down button to provide feedback to the generative AI.



  1. Sundar Pichai,, Twitter[]
  2. Jennifer Elias, ‘Google opens Bard A.I. for testing by users in U.S. and UK’, CNBC,[]