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Google Bard now includes citations and concise summaries in the responses.

Google bard can now provide more authentic and classic citations in its answers and is also able to better summarize. Jack Krawczyk, a Google employee, shared a few examples of these enhancements and improvements on Twitter.

Citations improved. Google Bard now displays sources, with numbers like real citations next to responses. Click on the numbers and you will see the source of the information. “Bard now helps you identify the parts of a reply that match a specific source. You’ll notice numbers next to the responses that have sources. By clicking on the numbers you will now be able to identify the section of the text that matches the source and easily navigate to it.,” Google posted in the .Bard changelogHere is a screenshot from Jack Krawczyk showing the numbers on the left side, with a “learn more” linked below.

Concise summaries.

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Google updated Bard to include more improvements to its large-language models in order to provide better summaries for answers. ” Bard is “better at summarizing information, which is especially helpful when you want to get the gist of a topic quickly,” they posted in the .Bard changelogHere is a screenshot from Jack Krawczyk showing the summary:

Why we care.

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Citations, links to sources and other web-related issues are of great concern to publishers and the entire web ecosystem. Google has updated its Google Bard to include more links. Also, better summarizations with improvements to the LLMs Google has is useful and exciting to see, especially over time.Postscript.

I have found some examples of citations. They are difficult to find, and not as good as Bing chat just yet. According to Wayback Machine, the page Bard refers to no longer exists.

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