Google has announced new features for its AI assistant Bard, including integration with several Google apps and multilingual support. The company says that the new features will save users time and make it easier to use Bard to get things done.
In a statement to CNN, Sissie Hsiao, general manager for Google Assistant and Bard, emphasized the time-saving nature of the new features. “These services in conjunction with one another are very, very powerful,” she said. “Bringing all the power of these tools together will save people time — in 20 seconds, in minutes, you can do something that would have taken maybe an hour or more.”
One of the most significant new features is the integration with Google apps. Bard can now retrieve and display information from a wider variety of services, including Gmail, Drive, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights. This means that users can use Bard to complete tasks that would previously have required switching between multiple apps. For example, Bard can be used to plan a trip to the Grand Canyon. The tool can find airport directions, retrieve flight and hotel information, return relevant YouTube videos, and determine workable dates for multiple travelers based on Gmail data — all in a single conversation.
Another new feature is the ability to double-check answers with a “Google it” button. This allows users to quickly verify Bard’s responses against the vast amount of information available on the web. Additionally, Bard now allows users to send and receive links to conversations and continue those conversations. This makes it easier to collaborate with others on tasks or simply pick up a conversation where you left off. Finally, Google is expanding certain Bard features currently offered in English to more than 40 languages. This will make Bard more accessible to users around the world.
In addition to the new features for Bard, Google also announced that it is expanding its investments in AI research and development. The company says that it is committed to developing innovative AI technologies that benefit users and society.
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