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Google Bard vs Google Search: Key differences in these supercharged AI-powered platforms

Google introduced major changes to both Google Search and Google Bard, but what makes these supercharged AI-powered platforms different? That and much more here.

By: SHAURYA TOMER
| Updated on: May 11 2023, 11:07 IST
Google Pixel 7a launched: 5 points to know-Price, Camera, Battery and more
Google Search vs Google Bard
1/5 Google Pixel 7a Price and Colours: Launched at the Google I/O event, Google Pixel 7a is priced at Rs. 43999 and will be made available in three colour options namely- Charcoal, Sea, and Snow. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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2/5 Google Pixel 7a Chipset and Display: The Pixel 7a runs on the Google Tensor G2 chipset, the same chip that's in Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Coming to the display, the phone gets a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED Always-on display with up to 90 Hz refresh rate, making the phone quick in response. According to the company, the display is scratch resistant, featuring Corning Gorilla Glass and it is made with recycled aluminium, glass and plastic. Pixel 7a can handle water and dust with IP67 protection too. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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3/5 Google Pixel 7a Camera: The handset is equipped with an upgraded dual rear camera setup with a 64MP main camera and a 1 MP ultrawide camera. While you can take selfies with the help of the 13MP front camera. According to the company, you can even fix your blurry photos, whether they are new or old, or remove distractions with a few taps in Google Photos with Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur. Pixel 7a also includes Super Res Zoom. (Google)
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4/5 Google Pixel 7a Battery: According to the company, the phone comes with 4385mAh battery and supports fast charging. The Pixel 7a can charge wirelessly with any Qi-certified device. You can turn on Extreme Battery Saver, and the battery can last up to 72 hours, as per the company. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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5/5 Google Pixel 7a Security: With Google Tensor G2 and the Titan M2 security chip, Pixel is built with multiple layers of security to help keep your personal info safe. Face Unlock and Fingerprint can help you unlock your phone quickly and easily. Pixel 7a also comes with at least five years of security updates. The phone also gets Feature Drops – automatic software updates with new and improved features, tips, tricks and more. Pixel 7a even includes three months of YouTube Premium and Google One for new users to help you get the most out of your new Pixel. (Google)
Google Search vs Google Bard
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Google introduced AI capabilities coming to Search-here is how to access. (Google)

Google I/O 2023 kicked off on May 10 with CEO Sundar Pichai making several announcements in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Since ChatGPT has emerged, AI has been a hot topic with more and more companies incorporating AI technologies. From fast-food joints like Wendy's to giant technology companies like Microsoft, it seems like everyone is jumping on the AI bandwagon. Microsoft recently introduced OpenAI-powered Bing Search which brought AI capabilities to Bing. To maintain ground with Microsoft, Google at Google I/O 2023, introduced Search that incorporates AI in its responses to help users in their queries, in addition to revolutionary changes to Google Bard

Now that Google has two supercharged AI-powered platforms in its portfolio with Google Bard and Google Search, wondering what is the difference between the two? Know details.

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Bard vs Search

According to Google, despite the proliferation of AI-powered chatbots, Google Search still remains the go-to platform to get answers for seeking and obtaining information. Whether it's looking for a specific product to purchase or conducting research on a topic of interest, Google Search should be used.

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On the other hand, Google Bard is based on the company's next-generation language and conversation capabilities powered by their Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA). Google Bard can generate a variety of responses, even from the same or similar prompts and questions. If a user would like to see a different response or set of responses, they can ask Bard to generate a new response. Therefore, Google Bard should be used for creative collaborations, such as to generate a code for a program or give captions for photos.

Updates to Search

Google announced that it is bringing generative AI capabilities to Search which could change the way the search engine is used. The new Search will allow users to understand topics faster and uncover more insights. Users will be able to ask long questions with several choices instead of having to break it up into smaller parts. The new Search will also bring the ability to get suggested steps and even ask follow up questions.

Generative AI in Search will make shopping and making purchases easier with Google's Shopping Graph integration. Which has more than 35 billion product listings.

How to Access Search

This new Google Search will initially be available for experiment in Search Labs, called Search Generative Experience (SGE) and it will be available for access on Chrome Desktop and through Android and iOS apps in the US. Google will incorporate the feedback received from users to bring improvements to Search. Users can sign up to Search Labs starting today, May 11 and Google will enable SGE access in a few weeks.

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First Published Date: 11 May, 11:06 IST
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