Google opens waitlist for Bard

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 21, 2023
Updated • Mar 21, 2023

Google has opened a waitlist for Bard, the technology that it hopes is an answer to Microsoft's Bing Chat AI. Google does not reveal much about Bard on the waitlist signup site, but users who are interested in testing the technology may add their Google account to a waitlist to receive access eventually.

All it takes is to visit the official Google Bard website and hit the "join waitlist" button to add the Google account to the waitlist. The waitlist is not available to Google Workspaces customers or Google customers who are not at least 18 years of age. It appears as well that Bard's waitlist is not available in all regions or countries.

Update: According to the New York Times, Bard waitlist sign-ups are only available to users in the United States and United Kingdom. VPN sign-ups might work, though.

A post on the official Google blog confirms the limitation and sheds some light on the launch. The announcement includes a basic explanation of what Google Bard is and does. End

These customers will receive a notification that their account can't be used to join the waitlist and test Bard at this stage in development. Personal accounts work fine, however.

Google explains Bard in just a single sentence on the official sign-up website: "Meet Bard: your creative and helpful collaborator, here to supercharge your imagination, boost your productivity, and bring your ideas to life".

An animation highlights some of Bard's capabilities on the same page, e.g., that Bard can help users start writing a novel, finish art studio taglines, suggest more high-protein diet options, and even my large language models, like Bard, may make mistakes.

When Google announced Bard during a presentation in, it quickly spread that one of the artificial intelligence's answers was incorrect. Maybe that is the reason why Google notes on the sign-up page that "Bard is an experiment and may give inaccurate or inappropriate responses".

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Google customers who used their email address to join the waitlist will receive an email "when it is their turn", according to Google". Google does not  give an estimate on when that might be. A confirmation email that the waitlist was joined is sent immediately, however.

Now You: what is your expectation regarding Bard?

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  1. Ashray said on March 21, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Definitely not a answer to ChatGPT and with a waiting list, i’d say no thanks!

  2. Latz said on March 21, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    VPN signups DO work ;-)

  3. John G. said on March 21, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    They can wait sat for me.

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