Google Assistant will begin integrating Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) chat service, Bard, into its responses “soon,” according to an October 4 social media post from the development team.
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– Made by Google (@madebygoogle) October 4, 2023
Google Assistant is an AI program used in Google Home devices like the Nest Mini or Nest Hub. It is also available on Android phones and tablets. Bard, on the other hand, is an AI-powered chatbot based on Google’s browser that tries to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
Bard is a newer AI program, and it can do many things that Google Assistant can’t. For example, it can create a resume cover letter, create computer code, write an essay, answer complex questions about history or mathematics, and perform many other complex actions based on user prompts. By contrast, Google Assistant can only provide answers to very simple questions.
Related: What is Google’s Bard and how does it work?
On the same day it announced it on social media, Google gave a presentation at its public event, Made by Google, describing the new upgrade. According to a report from ZDNet, Google said Bard Assistant can Access The user’s email if permission is granted, allowing them to sort through the user’s email account and report on its contents. It will also be able to plan the user’s vacation, write documents using Google Docs, and create SMS messages.
Assistant will be able to accept images as input as well. For example, a user can upload a photo and have Google Bard Assistant create a caption for it. Google did not specify a specific date for its release but claimed that it is currently under testing.
Google has aggressively launched AI improvements to compete with OpenAI and Microsoft. Google released Bard on May 10 in select countries. On July 14, it expanded Bard’s access to EU member states, despite strict EU regulations on artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, Bard still has some kinks to work out, as Cointelegraph discovered in June that it sometimes recommends hotels that don’t exist.