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Artificial Intelligence: Google’s tool can connect to your mailbox or maps app

Artificial Intelligence: Google’s tool can connect to your mailbox or maps app

a Google It was announced on Tuesday that A poetYour artificial intelligence (AI) generated chatbot can now connect to other company services, such as your email inbox, YouTube, or Maps.

“If you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon [nos Estados Unidos]you can ask Bard to look up dates that suit everyone in Gmail, look up flights and hotels, check your ride to the airport on Google Maps, and even watch YouTube videos about things to do there, all in the same conversation. The tech giant highlighted in a statement.

The North American group has been developing advanced artificial intelligence systems for years, but has been surprised by the success it has achieved ChatGPTfrom OpenAI, at the end of 2022, and the launch of Microsoft’s new Bing search engine in February with generative AI capabilities.

At the same time, Google launched Bard, a “chatbot” capable of producing all kinds of texts, such as editorials, scientific articles or dialogues, like ChatGPT.


The new tool introduced on Tuesday, called “Bard Extensions,” can also extract data from Google Docs (Documents) and Google Drive (Storage), including files in PDF format, the company said.

The new “Google it” button lets you compare Bard results to Google search results on the same topic, and report any discrepancies.

Challenges and risks

Big tech companies, led by Microsoft and Google, are rapidly implementing generative AI features into their software, turning it into a kind of personal assistant.

At the same time, they have to overcome the objections of regulatory bodies, especially European ones, because this latest generation of artificial intelligence is more worrying than the previous generation in terms of data confidentiality, and the risks of being used for malicious purposes, such as fraud or disinformation, or job loss.

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Cool new accessories It may only access personal data with the user’s permissionaccording to the company.

Any extraction of personal content from Docs, Drive, or Gmail will not be used to target advertising, Bard training, or be seen by company employees.