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Gemini Pro in Bard now available in MENA along other features

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Today, we're bringing Bard’s latest capabilities — including Gemini Pro in Bard — to more languages including Arabic and additional counties around the world including those in the Middle East and North Africa. Additionally, Google is introducing image generation to help more ideas come to life.

Use Gemini Pro in all supported languages and places

Last December, Google brought Gemini Pro into Bard in English, giving Bard more advanced understanding, reasoning, summarizing and coding abilities. Now Gemini Pro in Bard is available in over 40 languages including Arabic and more than 230 countries and territories including countries in MENA, so more people can collaborate with this faster, more capable version of Bard.

The Large Model Systems Organization, a leading evaluator of language models and chatbots across languages, recently shared that Bard with Gemini Pro is one of the most preferred chatbots available (with or without cost), noting that it has made a “stunning leap” forward. And blind evaluations with our third-party raters identified Bard with Gemini Pro as one of the top-performing conversational AIs, compared to leading free and paid alternatives.

Double-check your responses in Arabic and other languages

Double-check feature, which is already used by millions of people in English, is now expanding to more than 40 languages including Arabic. When people click on the “G” icon, Bard will evaluate whether there is content across the web to substantiate its response. If it can be evaluated, the user can click the highlighted phrases and learn more about supporting or contradicting information found by Search.

Bring your ideas to life with image generation

For an extra creative boost, people can now generate images in Bard in English in most countries around the world including countries in MENA, at no cost. This new capability is powered by Google’s updated Imagen 2 model, which is designed to balance quality and speed, delivering high-quality, photorealistic outputs. Just type in a description — like “create an image of a dog riding a surfboard” — and Bard will generate custom, wide-ranging visuals to help bring ideas to life.

Consistent with Google’s AI Principles, image generation was designed with responsibility in mind. For instance, to ensure there’s a clear distinction between visuals created with Bard and original human artwork, Bard uses SynthID to embed digitally identifiable watermarks into the pixels of generated images.

First image to the left is generated by Bard which is a picture of a male model looking at the sunset, the other image is also generated by Bard and shows an elephant with colors walking in a forest.

Left Prompt: “Generate a vibrant and lively image depicting an elephant partying in the heart of a lush, vibrant jungle. The elephant should be in various colors and be adorned with fun accessories.” Right Prompt: “Generate a realistic photo of a person looking off camera during sunset. Portrait mode so the background is faded."

Google’s technical guardrails and investments in the safety of training data seek to limit violent, offensive or sexually explicit content. Additionally, Google is applying filters designed to avoid the generation of images of named people.

These updates make Bard an even more helpful and globally accessible AI collaborator for everything from big, creative projects to smaller, everyday tasks. Try the new features today at