Google Bard started generating photos
The other day, Google announced a new Bard feature: creating images with the help of artificial intelligence. Now in Bard we can describe the desired picture, and he, using the Google Imagen 2 image text conversion model, will bring it to life.
This is a huge step forward for Bard, which can now compete on par with OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus. Both chatbots do a great job, but Bard’s lack of image generation features gave ChatGPT Plus a slight advantage. I am very glad that this function has finally appeared in it.
Now, with Imagen 2, Bard is not just catching up with the competition, but gradually overtaking it. Google has made this feature free, unlike ChatGPT Plus, which requires a paid subscription.
The company says that Bard’s graphics capabilities have been designed with responsibility in mind, meaning that users will not be able to generate obscene or illegal images. Bard has implemented technical safeguards to avoid images of famous people and to limit violent, offensive or sexually explicit content.
I repeat, I am personally very happy with this news. I’ve been waiting for a long time for Bard to be able to not only generate text, but also visualize it. This opens up huge opportunities.
Suppose you need to write an article about some distant and exotic place. Instead of spending hours searching for pictures on the Internet, you can simply describe the picture you want to Bard and it will create it for you.
At the moment, the function is not available in Russian
According to my personal observation, the image creation function is not available in Russian. When I write a request in Russian, Bard claims that it cannot create images. See examples below.
Bard currently generates 2 square images per request. The resolution of the picture is 1536 pixels on one side. Despite this, the neural network has a fairly fast image generation speed: from 5 to 10 seconds.
After the images are generated, a button appears under themGenerate more“. When I clicked on it, Bard gave me the following response:I can’t create these images. Enter a new query to generate more images“. I believe I default to using Bard in Russian and since image generation is not yet available in Russian, Bard cannot offer me new image options when I click a button.
Of course, the image generation in Bard, as in many other services, is still not perfect and errors can also be made. This is what he gave me when I asked again.
generate a image of programmer on the mount“. Pay attention to the face and legs:
I hope you found this article useful. Glad to know your thoughts on this matter.