Google promises to unleash more of Bard’s potential in the “next week.”

It feels like Google is currently playing catch-up when it comes to the ChatGPT-powered AI Microsoft introduced to Bing — but Google CEO Sundar Pichai says his company’s own Bard bot will soon become more capable.

In an interview with the NYTs Hard fork (opens in new tab) podcast (via The edge (opens in new tab)), Pichai said that Bard is currently like a “suppressed Civic” competing against “more powerful cars” — but also that Google has “more capable models” that will be deployed in the coming days.