Google is bringing Bard to its suite of productivity tools like Docs, Sheets, and Gmail, among others. In the coming months, Workspace customers will have access to features like making Bard write the cover letters or one-click exporting of information to a Sheets page. By the end of the year, it will be available to all users widely. But Google is not keeping Bard limited to its own ecosystem. Notably, Bard capabilities will soon be available via browser extensions, like OpenAI selling ChatGPT plug-ins and APIs to commercial partners like Expedia, Instacart, and Klarna. Google’s I/O presentation, on the other hand, listed heavyweight partners like Spotify, Walmart, Khan Academy, and Uber Eats.
The company says coding has been one of Bard’s most feverishly embraced use-case scenarios. Unsurprisingly, the company is paying particular attention to coding as a result. Soon, Bard users can mash their way on a keyboard while watching their code execute in dark theme glory. On the practical side of things, Bard will more prominently highlight the source of information using a citation system. Starting next week, clicking on a code or text annotation will take users directly to the source. Bard will also get a new export button that lets developers export their Python code, thanks to Google’s partnership with Replit.