According to Google's Communication and Public Relations Manager for West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the company is rolling out an improved model of Bard aimed at providing even more capable and tailored responses.
This enhanced model is seamlessly integrated with various Google apps and services to enhance user experience.
Bard, which was initially introduced under the leadership of Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, shares similarities with ChatGPT but boasts a unique capability. Unlike its counterparts, Bard sources information directly from the web, enabling it to deliver highly personalized responses tailored to the user's specific needs.
Kola-Ogunlade emphasized that the latest updates to Bard are designed to enhance its ability to provide customized responses, making it even more adept at translating users' ideas into reality. The integration with Google apps and services further amplifies its functionality.
Additionally, Bard's "Google it" feature has undergone significant improvements, enhancing its overall utility. These enhancements represent Google's commitment to advancing conversational AI technology to better serve users.
“We’ve also improved the Google it feature to double-check Bard’s answers and expanded features to more places.
“We are launching Bard Extensions in English, a completely new way to interact and collaborate with Bard,” he said.
Using Extensions, the Google official claimed, Bard could locate and display pertinent data from frequently used Google products including Gmail, Docs, Drive, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google airfare and hotels.
He continued by saying that Bard would continue to provide this service even if the information required was spread across several apps and services.
“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.
“Bard can 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,” Kola-Ogunlade said.
He emphasised that Google was dedicated to preserving the searcher's personal information if they opted to use the Workplace Extensions.
He assured us that neither human reviewers nor Bard would ever see the searcher's content from Gmail, Docs, or Drive, let alone use it to train the Bard model or display your advertisements.
Kola-Ogunlade emphasised that when choosing how to utilise the extensions, the searcher would also be in control of his or her privacy settings and could turn them off at any time.
The Google official added that it would be simpler to verify Bard's replies by using the "Google it" button.
“When you click on the ‘G’ icon, Bard will read the response and evaluate whether there are content across the web to substantiate it.
“When a statement can be evaluated, you can click the highlighted phrases and learn more about supporting or contradicting information found by Search,” he explained.
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