Google Assistant is stepping into a new era with an AI-powered upgrade through the integration of Google Bard, unveiled at the recent Made By Google live event. This transformative update promises a smarter and more informed digital assistant experience for mobile device users.
With Google Bard integration, a wide array of exciting features unfolds, allowing users to delve into personalized responses using various Google apps. The recent Bard update, introduced in September, facilitates seamless integration with Google’s suite of apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Drive, Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights and hotels, all through “Bard extensions.”
This advanced AI assistant has set to revolutionize the way users interact. Google believes the upgraded Assistant can assist users in writing emails, extracting crucial information from emails or scheduled meetings, and accomplishing tasks such as trip planning, creating grocery lists, or even crafting social media captions.
Sissie Hsiao, Vice President of Google Bard and Assistant, highlighted the significant progress made: “Google Assistant, over the past seven years, has helping hundreds of millions of people get things done through natural and conversational methods. And now, with generative AI, there are new opportunities to deliver an even more intelligent, more personalized, more intuitive digital assistant.”
A groundbreaking feature of Google Assistant with AI Bard is its ability to engage users in three ways: asking questions and follow-ups, typing queries, or utilizing the camera through Bard’s Google Lens integration. Users have been leveraging the camera feature to style clothes by taking pictures or requesting code scaffolding by capturing images of apps.
Furthermore, select devices, including Pixel and specific Samsung phones, will feature a pop-up floating window activated by a long press of the power or home button. This intuitive window allows users to ask questions related to the content displayed on their screens.
Google has announced that Assistant with Bard will launch initially in limited markets, not exclusively English-speaking ones, and will extend its reach to iOS devices. This exciting development ushers in a new era of interactive and intelligent digital assistance, marking a significant leap forward in user experience. Stay tuned for the future, where your Assistant becomes not just smarter, but also more intuitive and helpful than ever before!