Bard will be available to teens in “most countries around the world” as long as they meet Google’s minimum age requirement to be in charge of their own account, Doshi says. (For many countries, that age is 13; Google lists exceptions in a supporting document.) Teens will only be able to use Bard in English to begin with, but Doshi says Google will add more languages ”over time.”
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The company is adding some new features to Bard that might be particularly useful for teens, but that everyone else can use too. When you write a math equation or upload an image of one, Bard will explain how to solve the problem. (Over time, Google has made Search a better tool for the task.) Bard will also be able to create charts from tables or data in a message, Doshi says.