Google is launching a new version of Bard, its AI chatbot, this time with integrations with Google apps like Gmail, Docs, Maps and Drive.
Starting today, you can use Bard, Google’s ChatGPT competitor, in various Google apps. The search giant emphasizes that users must first give their permission for this, otherwise it won’t work. You can revoke your consent at any time.
Does Google train its chatbot with your private data? The search giant says it doesn’t use it to train the AI model. Only you have access to your data. When Bard searches this data, it can only do so when you are logged in. Google also emphasizes that no human reviewers have access to your conversations with Bard when it comes to private data like in Gmail or Docs.
For example, you can now ask Bard about your most important emails and summarize what you missed. In order to use the function properly, you still have to put a lot of details into the AI chatbot. For example, if you want to know the membership status of a service, you must include the name of the service in the question.
All in one conversation
Bard’s new extensions can also work with each other. Let’s say you’re looking for a hotel reservation using the chatbot in Gmail. Then you can ask if Bard can give you directions to the airport and show YouTube videos about what to do on vacation. All of this is possible in one conversation thanks to the new version of Bard.
You don’t need to manually sign up for YouTube, Flights, Hotels, and Maps because Google doesn’t use your personal information there. If you would rather not pass on the renewal to Bard, you can opt out at any time.
The Google it button in Bard now checks answers via Google Research and Deepmind. You can tap the G icon and see what the text has been validated against. You can continue reading the opinion by clicking on the result.
If the AI chatbot is not completely sure, the text turns orange. With this, Google wants to make it clear to its users that the AI may be “hallucinating” and cannot verify the data.
Finally, you can now forward a Bard URL, whereupon the recipient can see the entire conversation. If you want, you can even ask more questions on the topic and then resend the link to the original sender.
Google Bard has been available in the Benelux since this summer. Access to Bard can be found here.
Source: IT Daily
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