Google brings extensions to Bard AI

Google is gearing up to bring extensions for its Bard AI chatbot.

Google Bard extensions
Google Bard extensions
  • Google’s Bard AI is getting support for extensions.
  • Extensions will allow the chatbot to tap into other services, including from Google and third-party providers.
  • This will give Bard access to a wider range of information and make it more powerful and versatile.

Google’s Bard AI is getting support for extensions. Similar to Bing Chat plugins, the support for extensions for Bard (via 9to5Google) will allow the chatbot to tap into other services, including from Google and third-party providers, giving access to a wider range of information and making it more powerful and versatile.

Adobe Firefly is one of the first extensions that will be available for Bard. Firefly is a creative generative AI model that can be used to create high-quality images. Using this integration, Bard will be able to turn your own creative ideas into images, which you can then edit further or add to your designs in Adobe Express.

Other extensions in the works for the chatbot include integration for Google Flights, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Translate. These extensions will allow Bard to access real-time information about flights, maps, and translations, making the AI a more powerful tool for research, travel, and communication. Some of the third-party extensions include Instacart, Kayak, OpenTable, Zillow, and others.

Extensions for Bard are still in development, and it’s unclear when they’ll be available. However, they have the potential to make the chatbot a much more powerful and versatile tool.

In related news, Google is also working on Genesis (via The New York Times), a new generative AI tool designed to help journalists write news articles more quickly and efficiently. The tool can interpret new facts and turn them into news copy, meaning that journalists could use Genesis to generate a draft of an article based on a set of facts and then edit the draft as needed.

Genesis is still in the early stages of development, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way news is written. It could allow journalists to focus on more creative and analytical tasks while the AI tool takes care of the more mundane tasks of writing and editing.

It is still too early to say what the impact of AI will be on journalism. However, it is clear that AI is already significantly impacting how news is written and distributed. As AI tools continue to develop, they will likely play an even more significant role in the future of journalism.

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