Google makes Bard AI accessible to these users: All the details

It has been more than a month since Google revealed its creative AI-powered tool, Bard. Following the rip-roaring success of ChatGPT and Microsoft’s incorporation of it in its numerous applications and services, Google has been under pressure to make its move. Bard, when originally released, was made accessible to a restricted number of people. Google is now casting a broader net and making Bard accessible to more individuals.

According to a blog post by the firm, Bard will now be accessible for Workspace users. “Google Workspace admins can now enable Bard for their domains, allowing their users to access Bard using their Workspace accounts,” wrote Google in the blog post. The firm added that Workspace customers may now utilize Bard to assist with work, research, or other business requirements while connected into their administrator-enabled Google Workspace account. In other words, personal Google accounts still can’t access Bard. The functionality is only accessible to all Google Workspace users, as well as older G Suite Basic and Business clients

How can people get started with Bard?

Admins of Google Workspace accounts will be able to offer access to their users. Google claimed that Google Workspace managers would be able to switch access to Bard on for their users. Here’s how they can do so. Head to the Admin panel under Apps > Additional Google services > Early Access Apps. Early Access applications are services and products created by Google teams. Early Access applications make a Google service or product accessible to Google Workspace users.

“Workspace admins will have the option to open up access to Bard for their end users through the newly introduced Early Access Apps control,” added Google.

Do bear in mind that this access to Bard is entirely different to what Google has in mind for Docs, Sheets and other Workspace applications.