The continuing race to broaden generative AI know-how is reaching digital assistants — one in every of many individuals’s first introductions to an AI companion. Such is the case with Google, which is engaged on a revamp for its Assistant that can embrace generative AI-powered know-how, in accordance in an inner electronic mail obtained by Axios.
Google Assistant’s vice chairman Peeyush Ranjan and product director, Duke Dukellis, defined their rationale to staffers, stating: “As a staff, we have to deal with delivering high-quality, vital product experiences for our customers. We have additionally seen the profound potential of generative AI to remodel individuals’s lives and see an enormous alternative to discover what a supercharged Assistant, powered by the most recent LLM know-how, would appear to be.”
Notably, the e-mail revealed that Google is already engaged on doing this for cellular units. There isn’t any timeline set for when Google will combine this know-how into its sensible residence units or, for that matter, precisely what these new updates will appear to be. The corporate may make the most of Bard, its AI chatbot, to converse with Assistant customers or strive one thing fully unique.
No matter Google workers are engaged on, it is inflicting some inner reconfiguration, reminiscent of combining the Surfaces and Companies groups into one. The corporate can be letting go of a “small” variety of workers however did not disclose the precise quantity.