During the recent Made by Google event, our team at Phones Canada was excited to hear about the new and improved version of Google Assistant called Bard. This innovative feature incorporates generative AI chatbot technology and aims to enhance the conversational abilities of Google Assistant.
While the current Google Assistant is proficient in handling basic tasks such as answering questions and managing schedules, it often struggles with more complex queries. This is where Bard steps in, offering high-quality responses and bringing smarter assistance to users.
Google has stated that Assistant with Bard will combine Bard’s intelligence with the personalized help of Assistant. By integrating services like Gmail, Google Drive, and Docs, users can expect a more intuitive and personalized experience.
According to code snippets found by 9to5Google in the Google app beta version, it seems that the new Assistant will initially be available on Pixel 8 and 8 Pro devices, as well as the upcoming Galaxy S24 series. Additionally, support for Pixel 6 and future Google devices is also in the works. This suggests that Assistant with Bard will initially be exclusive to Tensor-powered phones, followed by Galaxy S23 owners.
During the testing phase, it is expected that users will have the option to opt-in to this experience, possibly through Google Labs.
In the Google app version 14.41, there are examples of queries that users can ask Assistant with Bard. These include explanations for concepts like why rainbows appear, definitions of terms such as “canon event” in internet slang and memes, assistance with drafting emails for job offers, and guidance with incorporating more plant-based options into one’s diet.
We are excited about the upcoming release of Assistant with Bard and look forward to seeing how it will improve the user experience on a variety of devices. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements from Phones Canada!