In a fresh update, Google is gearing up to infuse its Assistant with Bard's generative AI talents in the near future.
While Google Assistant has been around in various incarnations for close to two decades, it has somewhat lagged behind the advancements seen in generative AI models like ChatGPT and Google's Bard. To bridge this gap, Google is introducing a revamped Assistant, now powered by Bard.
This enhanced “Assistant with Bard” will incorporate the sophisticated generative abilities of Bard, enabling users to interact via voice, text, or even photographs. This photo interaction might raise eyebrows, but the examples Google provided shed light on its potential applications.
Imagine capturing a delightful snapshot of your pet puppy that you're eager to share online. By launching the “Assistant with Bard” interface over your photo and prompting it to draft a social media post, Google explains that the Assistant will process the image, comprehend its essence, and craft the perfect caption for you.
This interactive interface is a novel addition, seemingly reserved for Android users—possibly due to certain constraints Apple places on iOS. Moreover, this updated Assistant will seamlessly integrate with platforms like Gmail and Google Docs.
Highlighting another use case, Google showcased how users could request the Assistant's help in skimming through pivotal unread emails. The Assistant then succinctly summarized a trio of emails, ranging from professional content to personal notes. If further information was needed, like the location of an event mentioned in an email, the Assistant promptly furnished details, even launching Google Maps for clarity.
Emphasizing user privacy, Google assures that this “Assistant with Bard” is designed with confidentiality at its core, akin to both Bard and the original Assistant. Although Google didn't delve deep into specifics, they directed users to the dedicated privacy documentation for each.
The phased launch of the “Assistant with Bard” will first be available to a select group of early adopters, with plans for a broader release in the subsequent months.