If you’re interested in troubadours and poets, then I’m sure you’re interested in these extensive Google Bard statistics.
Okay, joke aside, Bard is an epic experimental tool by Google that aims to take AI content creation to the next level.
Even though it is still very new, Bard is already making some solid moves in the market (with Google’s prediction of having 1 billion users – probably soon).
What I really like about Bard is that it has the capability of responding with images and sharing links to resources.
Get the necessary insights now through this must-check statistical roundup.
This post covers:
- How Many People Use Google Bard?
- General Google Bard Statistics
- Google Bard Web Traffic Statistics
- Frequently Asked Questions About Google Bard
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- Google expects Bard to have 1 billion users worldwide
- Bard is available in over 180 countries
- The estimated cost per Bard query is between $0.003 and $0.028
- Bard’s promotional video mistake caused Alphabet a $120 billion loss
- Bard.Google.com received 142+ million visits in May 2023
- Bard gets most of its traffic from the United States
How Many People Use Google Bard?
. Google expects Bard to have 1 billion users worldwide
Unfortunately, there are no details yet about how many users Bard has. Still, Google’s confidence in their AI tool predicts a global user base of 1 billion (which may actually happen way sooner than we all think).
The prediction comes because of Google’s one billion daily active users.
While ChatGPT has more expensive searches, a Google search is way cheaper. And because of the more lightweight foundation (LaMDA), Bard will require less power to operate, so more people can use it.
However, we have more details about the Bard website usage (including monthly visits – already over 140 million), which you can find below.
Remember, Google initially released Bard to only a limited number of US and UK users (to test it).
Source: Google Bard
. Bard is available in over 180 countries
Even though Google had a country waitlist for Bard, they decided to open it to more than 180 countries around the world just two months in.
But if it’s unavailable in your country at the moment, Google will probably unlock it soon.
Source: Google Bard
. Bard is currently translated into Japanese and Korean
Besides the default English version of the Bard tool, they also translated it into Japanese and Korean, countries with some of the highest numbers of users.
However, Bard is also in the process of learning a whopping forty languages (which are likely to be Spanish, German, French, and many more in between).
Source: Google Bard
. Only persons aged 18 and above can use Bard
To access the Bard tool, you must have a personal Google Account or a Google Workspace account but must be eighteen or older.
Source: Google Bard
General Google Bard Statistics
. Bard was announced on February 6, 2023, and released on March 21, 2023
The official announcement of the Bard AI tool was on February 6, 2023. But a month later, on March 21, 2023, Googe made it available to the general public.
It was first rolled out to a select group of 10,000 so-called “testers.”
Many reported that Google “rushed” with the release of Bard because of Microsoft’s plan of partnering with the integration of ChatGPT into the Bing search engine.
Source: Google Bard, Wikipedia
. Bard is based on LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications)
Google Bard is based on the AI-powered conversational language model called LaMDA, which Google announced during its 2021 I/O keynote. (But Google has worked on LaMDA since 2017.)
LaMDA is a versatile, flexible and robust model that allows Bard to have engaging, more “personal-like” conversations with its users.
Source: Google Bard
. The estimated cost per Bard query is between $0.003 and $0.028
Have you ever wondered what the cost of Bard’s queries is?
The UBS analysts estimated that for each Bard query, Alphabet (the company behind Google and Bard) incurs an incremental cost of between $0.003 and $0.028. And this is on top of the base search cost, which is approximately $0.003 per query.
Although these are small numbers, the expenses can become humongous when considering one billion users and long conversations.
. LaMDA was trained on the Infiniset dataset
While that might not mean much to some, the following numbers will clarify things better. The Infiniset dataset contains approx.:
- 1.56 trillion words and
- 137 billion parameters
Note that the Infiniset dataset is a collection of around 750 GB of text data storage – yes, that’s A LOT.
All this data was incorporated into Bard.
Moreover, Bard continues learning based on the data from the web, books and other resources it can access, plus user-generated content.
To make Bard better, you can also rate responses with good/bad and send feedback on each respond.
. Bard’s promotional video mistake caused Alphabet a $120 billion loss
Big companies, big numbers.
In a promotional video announcing the launch of Bard, the AI search tool wrongly answered a science-related question, wiping around ten percent of Alhabet’s market value, aka $120 billion (within hours!).
The question: “What new discoveries from the James Webb Telescope can I tell my 9-year-old?”
The answer: “JWST took the very first pictures of a planet outside our own solar system.”
Besides the many Twitter users, Bruce Macintosh (an astronomer at the University of California) also responded that the answer was incorrect.
Even artificial intelligence makes mistakes.
All this tells you is that you always double-check all the chatbot answers – especially when they are statistical or anything related to numbers.
Source: The Register
. Bard expands to Docs, Drive, Gmail, Maps, etc.
One of my favorite features you’ll experience when using Bard is the integration with Google Docs, Drive, Gmail, Maps, and others. But it’ll/can also work with third-party services and extensions, unlocking endless possibilities that you could not do before.
Source: The Keyword
. Integrating AI into search would cost Google from $3 to $6 billion in extra expenses
Integrating an AI-powered chatbot into Google search may mean many benefits for the user – but does Google really need it? Making this happens can mean a $3 to $6 billion investment for Google.
The AI-related services in search may roll out in 2024 (currently under development).
. Bonus: The artificial intelligence market size is expected to hit nearly $2 trillion by 2030
The general AI market size is expected to grow extremely fast in the coming years. It’s forecast to grow by around twentyfold in just ten years.
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Google Bard Web Traffic Statistics
. Bard.Google.com received 142+ million visits in May 2023
Although Bard is a new “kid on the block,” it is growing exponentially. From “only” 30+ million visits in March straight to 140+ million just two months later.
. The majority of traffic comes from the United States
Bard receives the most users from the United States, at nearly 37%. Second, third, fourth and fifth are Japan (8%), India (6.6%), the United Kingdom (5.8%) and Korea (3.4%).
Remember, these numbers are likely to change shortly because of the rapid growth Bard is experiencing.
. Bard’s biggest traffic source is “direct” traffic
According to Similarweb, most of the traffic bard.google.com receives is direct, followed by organic and referrals.
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. YouTube and Twitter have the largest social traffic share
Even though social media isn’t the leading traffic source to Google Bard website, YouTube and Twitter have the largest shares, at 38.2% and 36.9%. Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp follow with shares of 9.9%, 4.9% and 4%.
. Other Google Bard websites statistics
At the time of writing this, the average visit duration is just over four and a half minutes, with the average pages per visit being 2.7.
Moreover, the average bounce rate per visitor is pretty low, at 54%. (That’s the percentage of visitors who only visit one page and then leave the website.)
. Bard users are mostly interested in programming and development
When it comes to the Bard audience, they are mostly interested in programming, development, computer technology and (tech) news.
But really, Bard is open to everyone, without any interest limitations – because it can work for every niche and every industry, experienced users or complete beginners.
Even though Bard has made mistakes before (haven’t we all?), the future of this promising AI tool is VERY bright.
You’ve learned heaps of interesting information through these in-depth statistics, from the growing userbase and usability to costs and more.
Are you also using Bard? Are you satisfied with the level of accuracy?
Feel free to share your experience in the comments section below.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Google Bard
What is Bard good for?
Google Bars is an excellent AI chat tool for getting quick answers, enhancing and inspiring your imagination and boosting productivity. It’s a handy collaborator that will make everything you work on much more effortless.
Does Bard cite sources?
When Bard quotes at length from other resources, it cites the page from which it takes the content. And if multiple websites have the same/similar content, it takes it from the popular one.
Can Bard write code?
Yes, Google Bard can help you with coding and explaining topics about coding and programming. But because it’s an experimental tool, testing and reviewing all the code it creates is necessary before putting it into action.
Who can use Bard?
The Google Bard AI experiment by Google can use anyone who is 18 or older. You only need a personal Google Account or a Google Workspace account to access it. (But it won’t work with a Google Account managed by Family Link or Google Workspace for Education designed for ages under 18.)
How many languages does Bard speak?
Currently, Bard is available in English, Japanese and Korean. However, it’s in the process of learning 40 additional languages to cater to as many users around the world as possible.
What data does Bard collect?
Through Bard, Google collects your conversations, your location, your feedback and usage information. This helps them improve and develop better products, services and machine-learning tech, like Bard. But your conversations with Bard are never used for advertising purposes or sold to anyone. It even uses automated tools that help remove personal-related information.
Can I delete my Bard data?
Yes, you can always delete your Bard data and conversations. Plus, you can also turn off the feature that saves your Bard activities (in this case, your activities will be stored only for a short period of time).
Where is Bard available?
Google Bard is currently available in over 180 countries and regions worldwide. Note that all (new) features might not be available in all countries simultaneously but may roll out with a delay.
Can Bard generate images?
Yes, along with text responses to your queries, Bard can also provide image thumbnails. These are usually clickable and take you directly to the source.
What are the weaknesses of Bard?
One of the biggest weaknesses of Bard AI is the random, inconsistent responses. Also, the reactions may sometimes be inaccurate, so it’s always recommended to double-check the information it produces.
Why is Google AI called Bard?
While the word “bard” means poet, which makes sense why an AI-powered conversational language model is called like that, it might also come from a more geeky background related to Dungeons & Dragons’ Bard.
What is the token limit for Bard?
The token limit of Google Bard is around 1,000 tokens, which translates into around 4,000 letters. As a reference, ChatGPT has a token limit of approx. 4,000.