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Google announced an updated version of the Bard chatbot on Tuesday. The new version of this generative AI will be integrated into several Google’s services like Docs, Google, Drive, YouTube, Maps, and more. Also, it has introduced a new feature that will indicate the possibly inaccurate answers, and thus the new version of Bard is capable enough to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
Google has named the generative features as “Bard Extensions’’. AI extensions will enable the users to pull in data from your Google account. For example, if you have been sent on your Gmail some important information but you skip it somehow and then someone reminds you of it, in this case, you can resort to Bard to sift through your emails to find the exact one. Also, you can explore real-time flights and hotel options on Google Flights.
Moreover, Google Bard will inform you about your daily to-do list grabbing details from your YouTube. Google has confirmed that it won’t use your private data to train its AI, and that these new features are opt-in only.
“The reason we’re starting with this experiment… is primarily because it’s the first time a language model product is truly integrating with your personal data,” Jack Krawczyk, the product lead of Bard, says. “We want to make sure we get that right.” Krawczyk adds that Google plans on expanding Bard’s integrations to more “products across Google as well as partners outside of Google.”
The “Double Check the Response’’ to ensure the accuracy of the answers is a significant stride to do away with the hallucination. If you press the “Google It’’ button after asking Bard any question, then AI will analyze the answer by checking it on the web. This fact-check feature has given Bard and edge over ChatGPT.
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Concerns regarding privacy and data usage may arise when granting Bard access to personal email and documents. Google, however, assures users that this information won’t be used to train Bard’s public model and won’t be viewed by human reviewers. Moreover, users have the option to opt in or out of the Gmail, Docs, and Drive integrations, with the ability to disable them at any time.
Bard can utilize the gathered information in various ways, such as creating charts or summarizing key points in a bulleted format. However, it’s important to note that this feature is currently available exclusively in English.