Imagine Google’s digital assistant as your ever-helpful sidekick, but with even more AI upgrade. Google unveiled its mobile personal assistant with a genius twist at the recent Made By Google event. Meet Assistant with Bard – it’s like Google Assistant on steroids, thanks to Google’s generative AI tech.
So, what’s the big deal? Well, think of it as Google’s way of blending the best of both worlds. You’ve got the trusty Google Assistant that can handle everyday tasks like checking the weather or setting alarms. But now, it’s supercharged with Google’s Bard AI, making it smarter than ever.
Now, here’s where it gets exciting. Assistant with Bard can dive deep into your Google apps, like Gmail and Google Drive, to serve up personalized responses – but only if you’re okay with it. Imagine asking, “Hey Google, fill me in on the important emails I missed this week.” You’ll be impressed as the digital assistant scours your inbox to provide you with the essential details.
What’s even cooler is that this new feature builds on the update Bard received in September. Bard, which is like a chatbot version of ChatGPT, can now seamlessly work with various Google apps, thanks to something called “Bard extensions.” If you’ve already given Bard access to Gmail, Drive, and Docs, you’re all set – no need for extra permissions. But if you’re new to these extensions, you’ll need to grant Bard permission, which is a small price to pay for the convenience it offers.
But the magic doesn’t stop at managing your inbox. You can count on Assistant with Bard for a bunch of personal tasks. Whether it’s planning a trip, creating a shopping list, or crafting witty social media captions, this feature has got you covered. Google is launching this experiment to see how users interact with it, with plans to roll it out globally on Android and iOS once it’s fine-tuned.
And here’s the icing on the cake: Bard is now available on mobile devices, giving you various ways to interact with it. It can listen to your voice commands, type out responses, and even use your camera via its Google Lens integration. People have been getting creative with this feature, from getting fashion advice to asking Bard to help with app coding. Bard’s versatility shines through.
On certain devices like Pixel and Samsung phones, you can simply long-press the power or home button to bring up Bard as a floating window overlay on your screen. It’s like having a chat with your helpful sidekick while you continue doing what you were on your device.
With Bard joining forces with Google Assistant, you’re in for a seamless experience. It’s as accurate as the web version, and Google has even added a feature to double-check responses for any AI-generated hiccups. This means you can trust your Assistant with Bard to get things right.
Initially, you’ll find Assistant with Bard in select markets, serving multiple languages. While the specific markets and languages are yet to be announced, Google plans to make it available to iOS and Android users worldwide in the coming months. Google is also exploring the possibility of extending these upgraded Assistant capabilities to other platforms. So, get ready for a future where your digital assistant is a little more genius.