Google is taking a significant step in enhancing its artificial intelligence capabilities by expanding Bard's integration across the Google platform. This move aims to make Bard, Google's AI chatbot, even more helpful and versatile for users.
In an official blog post published on Tuesday, Google announced the rollout of "Bard Extensions," a feature that empowers the chatbot to seamlessly integrate with various Google apps, including Gmail, Docs, YouTube, and more. Yury Pinsky, Director of Product Management for Bard, elaborated on the potential of these extensions.
Pinsky stated, "With Bard Extensions, users can now access information effortlessly across multiple Google tools and applications. For example, if you're planning a trip to the Grand Canyon (a project that takes up many tabs), you can now ask Bard to grab the dates that work for everyone from Gmail, look up real-time flight and hotel information, see Google Maps directions to the airport and even watch YouTube videos of things to do there – all within one conversation."
Privacy-conscious users need not worry, as Google assures that you maintain control over activating these new extensions and deciding how to utilize them. Additionally, Google has introduced a "Google It" button to facilitate easier verification of Bard's responses. This feature is now available in English, starting from Tuesday.
Google attributes Bard's enhanced capabilities to updates in PaLM 2, the company's language processing system. Google AI chatbot Bard made its debut in March this year, following in the footsteps of ChatGPT and Microsoft's Bing AI search, which also utilizes ChatGPT.
As Google continues to invest in AI and natural language processing, Bard's expanded integration with Google's suite of apps demonstrates the tech giant's commitment to delivering increasingly intelligent and user-friendly AI experiences.