Global Teens Granted Access to Google’s Bard AI Chatbot

In September, Google opened its AI-powered search experience to teens in the US, providing access to richer results with additional information and links. Now, teens in most countries have access to its Bard AI chatbot, as long as their language is set to English and they meet the minimum age to manage their own Google account. The minimum age requirement differs across countries, but it’s 13 to 16 years old. Teens can ask Bard for writing tips, university suggestions, and science fair project ideas. Google is also adding a math learning experience, allowing users to type in a math question or upload a photo for step-by-step solutions. Google put “appropriate safeguards” in place, including training Bard to recognize inappropriate content for younger users and running double-check responses for fact-based questions. An onboarding process and tutorial video have been designed for younger teens.