Artificial Intelligence Google Bard has been launched recently, which wants to compete with the popular ChatGPT. The problem with this new AI is that at the moment, it is not available in the European region. The EU privacy policies are behind this restriction. But don’t worry, if you want to try out Google Bard we’ll tell you how you can do it.
The first thing you should know about Bard is that it is developed by Google and it is a conversational system. We present a text, which is also called a “hint” and will be accompanied by information, in principle, useful and focused on our question.
This AI is based on the LaMDA system, a very powerful experimental language model created by Google for dialogue applications. LaMDA has been in the testing phase for some time now, but access was very limited, with very few people accessing it.
Key Differences Between Google Bard and ChatGPT
Although ChatGPT was the first implementation open to the whole world, it has several limitations. Behind these restrictions is a recently implemented payment model to access an improved version. Google has no need of earning, so it has launched its tool with everything.
Google beats ChatGPT in these aspects:
- It shows updated data, as it has constant access to the internet. ChatGPT is limited because its knowledge is limited to September 2021, when it was last updated
- Please provide a draft or alternate answer that you provide to us. We will have the option to look at the three answers and choose the one that interests us the most.
- We can give voice prompts, something that ChatGPT doesn’t provide
- This allows us to edit a prompt by modifying the desired part instead of rewriting it. Obviously, with this reissue, the answer will be different. This allows you to polish the prompt without having to copy the entire instruction
- One very interesting function is that it writes in specific text formats. We can write in Word, PDF or HTML, which makes it easy to copy and paste
- Bard has one significant shortcoming and that is that it is only in English, although it allows translation in Spanish.
- If you’re learning to program or want to learn, Bard is great because he walks you through the code. As simple as pasting the code and asking him to explain it to you or you can ask him questions about the said code
I want to test it, how can I use Bard?
We mentioned that Google Bard is not available in Spain and Europe due to EU privacy regulations. But, as always, it’s like putting doors on the field. Accessing this AI is quite simple, all we need is a VPN.
VPNs are nothing more than virtual tunnels to access the Internet. We send requests to a server that may be in the United States. It accesses the information (web page) and sends it to us. The grace is that the IP address (which will be the same as our home) changes and is no longer Spanish, it becomes American.
Download and Install VPN
You don’t need to pay for a VPN to get your early trial of Google Bard. We recommend ProtonVPN, which is very easy to use and offers great privacy.
These are the steps you should follow:
- We need to register to use this tool. To do this, we need to go to the Proton Registry
- Several options will appear, one free and several paid. As we’re testing this tool, we’re going to use a tool that doesn’t cost us
- Now, we need to enter the name and password of the email we want
- It asks us to enter an existing email to send a verification code
- We will have to follow a few more steps, which are simple and we will reach the mail panel. Yes we want to download vpn but it is a slow process
- In the top left corner, you’ll see that it says Proton Mail and next to it is a square of dots. Click on it and now other options open and click on ProtonVPN
- We go to the VPN page and here, in the menu on the left, we will see “VPN application”, which is used to download software
- Inside we will find versions for Android, Windows, iOS, macOS and other operating systems. Download the one that matches your device
- We download it and install the software, which is quite fast
- we open and it will ask us for username and password
- We’ll see on the left that we can access servers in the United States, the Netherlands, and Japan. We can connect to USA and Japan for free to access Google Bard
Getting started with bard
Once we’ve connected to one of the VPN servers (the explanation is as simple as it sounds), it’s time to use Bard. The steps we have to take for this are the minimum. You should note that a Google account is required to use this artificial intelligence.
The steps are as follows:
- Visit Bard’s website
- At the bottom right, the “Try Bard” button will appear, which we will have to press to access
- A section of “Terms and Conditions” appears that we will read and not accept (as we do with everyone, why lie)
- And that’s it, you can start using Google Bard.
Using Bard requires using a VPN and not turning it off, as it will stop working. We will see if Google will soon launch it in Europe and Spanish as well to facilitate its use.