Bard AI

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Thu Mar 23 16:35:32 EDT 2023

I've been accepted into the test group for Google's new Bard AI, which is similar to ChatGPT. 
It's still experimental but looks promising. Google says it does not extract exact information 
directly from sources, but uses several to compile an original response to the prompt.

Here's Bard's response to "Describe the LiveCode programming language":

LiveCode is a programming language that is designed to be easy to learn and use. It is a 
cross-platform language, which means that it can be used to create applications that run on 
multiple different operating systems. LiveCode is also a rapid application development (RAD) 
language, which means that it can be used to create applications very quickly.

LiveCode is a good choice for beginners because it is a relatively easy language to learn. It 
has a simple syntax and a large community of users and developers who can help you if you get 
stuck. LiveCode is also a good choice for experienced developers because it is a powerful 
language that can be used to create complex applications.

Here are some of the features of LiveCode:

* It is a cross-platform language.
* It is a rapid application development (RAD) language.
* It has a simple syntax.
* It has a large community of users and developers.
* It is a powerful language that can be used to create complex applications.

If you are interested in learning more about LiveCode, you can visit the LiveCode website or 
the LiveCode Forum.

Whenever it does actually quote a source there is a link included. This response had no links.

Not bad but I would have liked to see more detail so I clicked the "get a new response" button:

LiveCode is a cross-platform rapid application development runtime system inspired by 
HyperCard. It features the LiveCode Script programming language which belongs to the family of 
xTalk scripting languages like HyperCard's HyperTalk. The environment was introduced in 2001. 
The "Revolution" development system was based on the MetaCard engine technology which Runtime 
Revolution later acquired from MetaCard Corporation in 2003. The platform won the Macworld 
Annual Editor's Choice Award for "Best Development Software" in 2004.

LiveCode's natural English-like syntax is easy for beginners to learn. Variables are typeless, 
and are typed at compile time based purely on context. This makes the language simple to read 
and maintain, with relatively minimal loss of speed. The language contains advanced features 
including associative arrays, regular expressions, multimedia, support for a variety of SQL 
databases, and TCP/IP libraries. The LiveCode engine supports several common image formats 
(including BMP, PNG, GIF, and JPEG,), anti-aliased vector graphics, HTML-style text hyperlinks, 
chained behaviors and embedded web browsers.

LiveCode is a powerful and flexible language that can be used to create a wide variety of 
applications, from simple games and utilities to complex web applications and enterprise 
software. It is a great choice for both beginners and experienced developers, and it is a 
popular choice for schools and businesses.

Here are some of the features of LiveCode:

* Natural English-like syntax
* Easy to learn and use
* Powerful and flexible
* Cross-platform
* Wide variety of applications
* Great for both beginners and experienced developers
* Popular choice for schools and businesses

Much better. This response included two links to Wikipedia articles. Google says Bard does not 
yet support coding examples but when it does I'll try it.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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