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Google Bard just got a major upgrade, unlocking utility across Workspace.
Can integrating the search giant’s massive web of applications finally take the chatbot to the next level? Let’s dig in…
✨ Google announces Bard Extensions for Workspace
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The Rundown: Google just announced Bard Extensions allow Bard to pull relevant information from all their Google tools and services, including Gmail, Docs, Drive, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights and Hotels.
Bard can now pull relevant info from users’ Workspace apps like Gmail, Docs, Maps, etc. to customize responses.
The "Google it" button better checks Bard's responses against the web to flag incorrect claims and avoid hallucinations.
The updates come from a new reinforced learning model that makes Bard more intuitive, imaginative, and accurate.
Why it matters: Integrating Google's trove of user data with products consumers actually use daily is a game-changer for Bard's capabilities — and could be the special sauce that sets Bard apart from the competition. Can Bard finally live up to the hype?
Check out our AI training section below for some ideas on leveraging the new Bard extensions!
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The Rundown: As Google nears its Gemini launch, OpenAI is rushing to release multimodal features first and integrate them into GPT-4, according to The Information.
Google and OpenAI aim to launch the next generation of AI - multimodal models that understand text and images.
OpenAI could make GPT-4's existing image features public as "GPT-Vision" to compete with Gemini.
The company is also considering "Gobi," a new model designed as multimodal from scratch — which could eventually become GPT-5.
The report coincides with OpenAI's upcoming November developer conference promising "great new tools."
Our thoughts: The two heavy hitters are trading blows in the AI race — but OpenAI’s rush to launch a multimodal option could signal that it considers Google’s Gemini a serious threat. Grab your popcorn — it feels like things are about to seriously heat up.
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As mentioned above, Google Bard just got a slew of new updates — including the ability to integrate across your other Workspace apps.
Want to try the new tools out and level up your outputs? Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Head to bard.google.com and click on the puzzle icon in the top right corner for ‘extensions.’
Step 2: Toggle on the apps you’d like to integrate (Flights, Hotels, Maps, Workspace, YouTube).
Step 3: Start leveraging Bard with your apps! Some example prompts:
“Summarize today’s The Rundown AI email” (Gmail Integration)
“Provide a list of YouTube videos on AI that match my browsing interests” (YouTube Integration)
“Find the spreadsheet from X about the [subject] and break down the information for me in 5 bullets” (Docs/Sheets Integration)
Join Sam Altman, Co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, and Wade Foster, Co-founder and CEO of Zapier, for a fireside chat on Sept. 28 about entrepreneurship, AI, and how this new technology will shape the future.
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Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy is reportedly constructing an AI system to study human cells and diseases — and will offer open access to AI models trained on public and private biological data. Zuckerberg has his sights set on curing, preventing, and managing all diseases with AI — an ambitious but noble goal.
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