Google’s AI chatbot integrates Gmail and other tools
Google has announced that it has integrated Gmail, YouTube, and other tools into its Bard chatbot. The tech giant aims to demonstrate that generative AI is not only useful but also safe. Google had been quietly developing AI capabilities for years but was caught off guard when OpenAI released ChatGPT last year. Google quickly responded by launching its own chatbot, Bard, earlier this year. The new capabilities of Bard allow users to perform tasks such as summarizing emails and accessing Google Maps. Privacy concerns have been addressed, with Google stating that personal data will only be accessed with user permission.
- Google integrates Gmail, YouTube, and other tools into its Bard chatbot.
- Bard allows users to summarize emails and access Google Maps.
- Privacy concerns have been addressed, with personal data only accessed with user permission.
- Bard’s new capabilities aim to provide comfort and prevent incorrect answers.
Google’s AI chatbot goes personal tapping into Gmail
Google has integrated Gmail, YouTube, and other tools into its Bard chatbot, aiming to show that generative AI is both useful and safe. Bard allows users to carry out new tasks such as summarizing emails and accessing Google Maps. The chatbot’s new capabilities also include retrieving key points from content across Google Docs and Google Drive. To address privacy concerns, Google assures users that personal data will only be accessed with their permission and will not be used for targeting ads or training the chatbot.
Google’s beefed up chatbot offers new capabilities:
Google’s Bard chatbot now includes extensions that allow users to summarize emails, tap into Google Maps, and retrieve key points from Google Docs and Google Drive. The chatbot also features a new button that compares Bard’s output with the results of a Google search query to flag any discrepancies. Privacy concerns have been addressed, with Google stating that personal data will only be accessed with user permission and will not be used for advertising or training purposes. The integration of these new capabilities aims to provide comfort to users and prevent incorrect answers.
Generative AI chatbot usage trends lower:
The staying power of generative AI chatbots, such as Google’s Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT, is yet to be confirmed. Industry data shows that usage of ChatGPT has been trending lower in recent months. However, Google’s integration of Gmail and other tools into Bard aims to demonstrate the usefulness and safety of generative AI. The company assures users that they are in control of their privacy settings and can turn off the chatbot’s extensions at any time.