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Google Bard, the long-awaited AI-powered conversational agent developed by Google, was rolled out on Thursday, July 13, 2023 in France in the form of a free online service.
The new year has barely begun, and the product manager on the team responsible for Bard (Chris Gorgolewski) is already in the starting phase. He has already done so on the subsite dedicated to Google Assistant AI to request Community members to share their expectations.
We'd love to know what Bard changes and new features you'd all like to see in 2024.
This post therefore represents an opportunity for the team to focus on developing the conversational agent to new heights. Chris Gorgolewski also responds to specific requests, announcing that he's taking note or asking for more details — particularly about Bard's integration into several Google services; Modify the tone of responses (such as what Microsoft Copilot offers, for example) or even the structure of these responses. Some suggestions also point to document parsing, dedicated Android and iOS app, Bard integration with Google Assistant, persistent memory, etc.
9to5GoogleAfter reporting this news, he mentioned in passing that Jack Krawczyk, an employee at Google in the field of artificial intelligence, revealed Via Twitter post/X Some of the most requested new Bard features for 2024: More multimedia, “You'll love Gemini more 📹🎥🎙️📸📻❤️”; simplified access, “You all want to use the app ”; or even expanded capabilities, “You'll love Bard Advanced 🚀“.
Bard's top 5 orders through 2024… What's your No. 5?
1) More control over hallucinations: A guide to knowing when to explore possibilities and create new information versus responsibly summarizing existing information 🧭
2) Expanded multimodality: You will love more Gemini…
– Jack Krawczyk (@JackK) December 30, 2023
American media mention in passing that Google should introduce its AI assistant in 2024 on Android and iOS via Assistant with Bard, which was announced during the officialization of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. It is available via the Google app, and will benefit from further integration on Android smartphones, with the ability to “Launch it on top of any app/task by pressing the power button or swiping around the corner of the screen“, he explains 9to5Google.
Everything is still unknown regarding Assistant with Bard for iOS, which obviously cannot be fully integrated as it is with Android.
There are other outstanding questions as well, such as the future of Google Assistant or Google's ambitions around the AI virtual assistant currently in development for the Pixel 9, also known as Pixie.
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