Google Bard’s Latest Advancements Boost Logic and Reasoning

K. C. Sabreena Basheer 12 Jun, 2023 • 3 min read

In an exciting breakthrough, Bard, the language model developed by Google, is taking a significant leap forward in its logical and reasoning capabilities. Through a revolutionary technique called implicit code execution, Bard is improving its proficiency in mathematical tasks, coding questions, & string manipulation. Additionally, Bard introduces a new export feature that allows users to transfer generated tables to Google Sheets seamlessly. The latest advancements of Bard follow the concepts of System 1 and System 2 thinking, which make all this possible. Let’s explore how these advancements are transforming Bard’s problem-solving abilities.

Google Bard can now handle mathematical tasks, coding questions & string manipulation using System 1 & 2 thinking and implicit code execution.

Bard’s Evolution: Mathematical Tasks and Coding Questions

With the integration of implicit code execution, Bard has been unlocking its potential in mathematical tasks and coding questions. This groundbreaking technique enables Bard to identify computational prompts and execute code in the background, resulting in more accurate responses. Combining its natural language processing prowess with logical code execution, Bard enhances its ability to tackle complex problem-solving scenarios.

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Streamlining Data Management: Export to Google Sheets

Bard introduces a new export action to Google Sheets, responding to user demands. When Bard generates a table as part of its response, users can seamlessly export it directly to Google Sheets. This feature simplifies data management and empowers users to organize and analyze information effortlessly. This makes Bard an even more valuable tool in various domains.

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You can now seamlessly export tables from Google Bard to Google Sheets.

The Marriage of Systems: Leveraging System 1 and System 2 Thinking

Drawing inspiration from the dichotomy of human intelligence, Bard’s advancements align with the concepts of “System 1” and “System 2” thinking described by psychologist Daniel Kahneman. System 1 represents fast, intuitive, and effortless thinking, while System 2 embodies slow, deliberate, and effortful reasoning. Traditional language models like Bard operates under System 1, producing rapid but shallow responses. To enhance reasoning and logical capabilities, Bard now incorporates elements of System 2 thinking.

Google Bard now uses System 1 and System 2 thinking.
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A Symphony of Language and Code: Implicit Code Execution

By fusing the strengths of large language models (System 1) with the power of traditional code (System 2), Bard undergoes a transformative upgrade in its response accuracy. Leveraging implicit code execution, Bard detects prompts that benefit from logical code, executes it behind the scenes, and employs the results to generate more precise and insightful responses. Internal challenge datasets have demonstrated an approximate 30% improvement in computation-based word and math problem accuracy.

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Embracing Limitations: Bard’s Continued Growth

While these advancements mark significant progress, Bard acknowledges that perfection is not guaranteed. There may be instances where Bard does not generate code for prompt responses, generates incorrect code, or excludes executed code from its responses. Nonetheless, these enhancements represent a significant stride towards Bard becoming an even more reliable and helpful tool for users seeking structured, logic-driven solutions.

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Our Say

With implicit code execution and enhanced reasoning capabilities, Bard is poised to tackle mathematical tasks, coding questions, and string manipulation more precisely. By marrying the strengths of language models and traditional code, Bard opens up new possibilities for problem-solving and offers users a more comprehensive and accurate experience. As Bard continues to evolve, it sets the stage for further advancements in AI-powered tools. It paves the way for the seamless integration of language and logic in future applications.

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