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Google Makes Massive Upgrades To Its AI Device, Bard – They Are Particularly Useful To ELLs

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Google’s Bard has been enjoying “catch-up” with ChatGPT this yr.

At this time, they made some strides towards their aim.

Right here’s one large improve:

Beginning in the present day, you may collaborate with Bard in over 40 languages, together with Arabic, Chinese language, German, Hindi and Spanish.

This function shall be an enormous assist to English Language Learners!  When they’re utilizing it to follow English (see HERE IS A LIST OF GAMES CHATGPT SAYS IT CAN PLAY WITH ELLS TO HELP THEM LEARN ENGLISH) and asking for understandable suggestions of their dwelling language about their errors,  or when asking for suggestions of their dwelling language about their English writing (which is what I had college students do within the spring with ChatGPT), they’ll be capable of get it.

Right here’s the opposite new function:

Typically listening to one thing out loud might help you strategy your thought differently. That’s why, beginning in the present day, you may take heed to Bard’s responses. That is particularly useful if you wish to hear the proper pronunciation of a phrase or take heed to a poem or script. Merely enter a immediate and choose the sound icon to listen to Bard’s solutions. This function is now stay in over 40 languages.

So far as I can inform, although you may give  ChatGPT audio directions (although solely on the iPhone app, not on the net model), there’s not a method so that you can hear what it says (although I assume there are some plug-ins you will get that might enable it).

This new Bard capability shall be an enormous assist to ELLs who’ve low literacy of their dwelling language.

Getting suggestions on errors and errors in a scholar’s dwelling language is nice, however getting it solely in writing doesn’t actually assist those that have low literacy in it.

For instance, a scholar can now give Bard a immediate like this:

I’m an English language learner give me three sentences that I can pronounce and you’ll give me suggestions on it. Give me that suggestions in Spanish.

They’ll copy-and-paste that immediate into it, or make some minor modifications to allow them to say it in Spanish.

Then, they simply should click on on the microphone icon in Bard and it’ll present the audio.

I used to be dissatisfied in how certainly one of their different new options labored:

Use photographs in your prompts: Photographs are an enormous a part of how we put our imaginations to work. At I/O we introduced we’re bringing the capabilities of Google Lens into Bard. Whether or not you need extra details about a picture or simply need assistance developing with a caption, now you can add photographs with prompts and Bard will analyze the picture to assist. This function is now stay in English, and we’ll develop to new languages quickly.

I had hoped this, too, would assist ELLs.  Right here’s a immediate I attempted:

I’m studying English. I’ll describe this image. Please inform me what a part of my description is appropriate and which half is wrong: A person is trying on the digicam. He’s bald. He’s sporting a tie and a sport coat. A whiteboard is in entrance of him.

I acquired this response:

Sorry, I can’t assist with photographs of individuals but.

I then tried doing the identical factor with a picture that didn’t have any individuals in it, however acquired the identical response.  Sigh.

However, I’m assuming they’ll get that working higher within the close to future.


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