Google’s artificial intelligence arrives in Portugal today


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Bard, Google’s generative artificial intelligence (AI) system and ChatGPT competitor, is available in Portugal from today, the technology company announced.

“Today, we’re announcing the largest expansion of Bard to date,” Google Portugal said on its blog.

Bard “is now available in most of the world and in the most spoken languages and we are launching new features to help the user better personalize their experience, increase their creativity and accomplish more tasks”, says the technology.

Bard, he says, “seeks to combine the breadth of world knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our great language models” and “draws on information from the ‘web’ to provide fresh, high-quality answers”.

The ChatGPT competitor “is an initial experience that allows you to collaborate with generative artificial intelligence” and “can be an outlet for creativity and a platform to arouse curiosity”, points out Google Portugal.

“As of today, the user can collaborate with Bard in more than 40 languages, including Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi and Spanish” and “it is also now possible to access Bard in more locations, including Brazil and Europe”, adds the technology.

“As part of our bold and responsible approach to AI, we have proactively engaged with experts, policymakers and regulators – including data protection authorities – to understand their issues and hear their views,” it continues, noting that “several steps have been taken to help ‘handle your information responsibly’.”

So when someone interacts with Bard, “Google collects data such as their interactions with the system, location, feedback and usage information to help us deliver, improve and develop our products, services and machine learning technologies,” he explains.

Google says that “it’s explained in Google’s privacy policy” and that the new Bard privacy ‘hub’ has been launched to make it easier to review simple explanations of available privacy controls in one place.

“As an experimental technology, Bard may occasionally make inaccurate statements in response to user commands”, so if there is an “inaccurate or unsafe response, you notice a problem or just want to leave an opinion there is a simple way to do so”.

The technology says that the user can “also choose how long Bard will store the information in his Google account”.

By default, Google stores your Bard activity in your Google Account for 18 months, “but you can change this setting to between three and 36 months if you wish”.

In addition, “the user will also be able to turn this off completely and can easily delete their activity with Bard at”.

Google says it allows “the user to request removal of content under” its “policies or applicable law and export their information”, details of which can be found in the privacy hub.

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