Since Google removed the waitlist for accessing Bard AI chat, you can start using it without going to Google Search app or site. Other than boring usages like writing poems, generate article and composing emails, you can use Bard AI chat in many productive ways. All you need to understand is the correct way of using the prompt (inputting your query) for getting innovative responses. If you really wonder how to make use of this AI chatbot tool in your daily routine, here are 8 ways to use Google Bard to generate responses in different formats and save your time.
Getting Different Drafts in Bard
At this point, Bard generates 3 different responses for each query you ask. You can choose one of those responses or regenerate another set of responses. In addition, it is possible to import the answers to Google Docs, Gmail or simply copy/paste wherever you want. Learn more on how to access Bard and understand its current features.
1. Summarize Books and Webpages
Bard can provide you the summary of webpages and books so that you can easily get a glance before going through the entire stuff. This works for almost any popular book that you know or any webpages available online. Let’s say, you want to get the summary of “Diary of Wimpy Kid – No Brainer” book. Simply enter the prompt like “summarize Diary of a Wimpy Kid No Brainer book in 100 words with important points” and press enter in Google Bard prompt. Bard will show a nice AI generated summary of the book with the important points.
For getting webpage summary, type “can you summarize page_url” and Bard will show you the summary as shown below.
2. Generate Topic Ideas
You can use Bard to generate topic ideas when you are stuck or do not know have sufficient knowledge about that topic. For example, simply use the prompt “can you generate topic ideas for how earth was created?”. Bard will show all theories along with a nice summary.
3. Insert Image References
As you see in the above screenshot, Bard generated cool ideas with simple content. However, do you know that you can ask Bard to insert image references in the response? For some queries, Bard will automatically pull the image from Google Search result and show in the chat box. If not, you can ask Bard to insert images and you will get nice image carousel. Scroll through the images and use them to learn the topic quickly.
4. Create Template Tables
Instead of creating text and image content, Bard can also generate cool templates that you can use for real life situations. For example, I ask Bard to create a template table for students mark sheet with names and five subjects. As you can see, Bard not only generated the template table but also added additional columns for total, average and grade. I can simply import this template into Google Docs and adding content within minutes instead of creating the table from scratch.
5. Create Comparison with Pros and Cons
You do not need to stop with creating simple table templates, it is also possible to generate comparison tables that shows various products features. Below is the comparison table from Bard for iPhone 13 Vs iPhone 14 models. Below the table, you can also find the short summary to understand which product is better.
It does not end there, you can also use Bard to add pros and cons of the model to make your purchase decision.
6. Add Rating with Different Scales
When you have a list of products, it makes sense to see the customer ratings right? Simply ask Bard to add the ratings to the table and you will see the surprising response like below.
Don’t want to use 5-star rating? Tell Bard to use 10 points scale and get the regenerated responses.
7. Data Analysis with Report
How much time do you need to generate a report and small analysis of iPhone sales in past six years? Probably, this needs a day or more to do research, collect data from various sources and finalize your data analysis. With Bard, all you need is just few seconds to get the details with volume, revenue and profit. Though the result looks like a table, you can read the analysis made by Bard based on the data. You can use this for analyzing complex data and generate nice output.
8. Get Chart Data in Bard
Though Bard is conversational, it does not provide interactive results as of now. However, you can still get data points for your chart with simple prompts like “generate a chart for iPhone sales in 2022”. You will see the “Code snippet” generated in seconds which you can copy/paste and use as data points for creating your chart.
One of the big concerns with AI is that many people copy and publish AI generated responses on their websites as their own content. Instead of wasting time in activities like that, you can actually generate templates, chart data, do data analysis to solve your daily routines and improve the productivity. With more interactive features coming soon to Bard, you can save lots of time when doing routine tasks with innovative and fun filled ways.