Google unveiled a new AI-powered service called “Assistant with Bard” at the annual “Made by Google” event on October 4, 2023. The new assistant combines Google’s existing Assistant technology with its generative AI chatbot, Bard.
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Assistant with Bard will be available as a new conversational overlay that can be floated above any app on the phone
The new Assistant with Bard is designed to be more personalized and helpful than previous virtual assistants and can handle a broader range of tasks, including:
- Answering questions in a more comprehensive and informative way, even if they are open-ended, challenging, or strange.
- Generating different creative text formats of text content, like poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email, letters, etc.
- Integrating with Google services like Gmail and Google Docs to provide personalized help.
- Taking actions on your behalf, such as booking appointments, making reservations, or sending messages.
Assistant with Bard features and capabilities
- More comprehensive and informative answers: It can answer users’ questions in a more comprehensive and informative way, even if they are open-ended, challenging, or strange. For example, if users ask “What is the meaning of life?”, Assistant with Bard could provide a variety of different perspectives on the question, from philosophical to scientific to religious.
- Creative text generation: It can generate different creative text formats of text content, like poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, emails, letters, etc. For example, if users ask Assistant with Bard to write a poem about their dog, it could generate a personalized poem about their dog’s unique personality and appearance.
- Integration with Google services: It is integrated with Google services like Gmail and Google Docs to provide personalized help. For example, if users ask Assistant with Bard to help them write an email, it could suggest relevant information from their Gmail inbox or Google Docs.
- Taking actions on your behalf: It can take actions on users’ behalf, such as booking appointments, making reservations, or sending messages. For example, if users ask Assistant with Bard to book a flight, it could find the best flight for them and book it on their behalf.
- Multimodality: It can understand and respond to text, voice, and images. For example, users could take a photo of a recipe and ask Assistant with Bard to generate a step-by-step instructional video.
Here are some specific examples of how people can use Assistant with Bard:
- A student could ask Assistant with Bard to help them study for a test by generating practice questions and answers, or by summarizing a complex topic in a more concise and easy-to-understand way.
- A traveler could ask Assistant with Bard to help them plan a trip by booking flights, hotels, and rental cars, as well as suggesting sightseeing activities and restaurants based on their interests.
- A business owner could ask the Assistant with Bard to help them manage their business by tracking sales, scheduling appointments, sending invoices, and generating marketing materials.
- A writer could ask Assistant with Bard to help them brainstorm ideas for a new article or to edit and proofread their work.
- A parent could ask Assistant with Bard to help them entertain their children by telling stories, playing games, or teaching them new things.
Assistant with Bard is a powerful new tool that can be used for a variety of purposes. It is still under development, but it has the potential to become an essential part of our everyday lives.
Assistant with Bard is currently in early access and is only available to a limited number of users. Google has not yet announced a public release date, but it is expected to be released in the next few months.
When Assistant with Bard is released to the public, it will be available on both Android and iOS devices. Users will be able to access it through the Google Assistant app, or by using voice commands.
To find out if users are eligible for early access to Assistant with Bard, they can sign up for the waitlist on the Google AI website.