Bard is an early experiment with both promising capabilities and some limitations. While it can provide helpful new ways to write code, create test cases, and update APIs, it may also give inaccurate or incomplete information. Therefore, it is important to double-check Bard’s responses and carefully test and review the code before relying on it. If Bard quotes from an open-source project, it will cite the source. Additionally, Bard can help optimize code to make it faster or more efficient when asked specifically.
Despite these challenges, Bard is already assisting people with everyday tasks and is now being developed further to apply generative AI to accelerate software development and help solve complex engineering challenges. The creators of Bard encourage its use and are excited to see what people build using it.