The continuing race to increase generative AI know-how is reaching digital assistants — one in all 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 may embrace generative AI-powered know-how, in accordance in an inside e-mail obtained by Axios.
Google Assistant’s vice chairman Peeyush Ranjan and product director, Duke Dukellis, defined their rationale to staffers, stating: “As a crew, we have to deal with delivering high-quality, crucial 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 newest LLM know-how, would appear to be.”
Notably, the e-mail revealed that Google is already engaged on doing this for cell gadgets. There isn’t any timeline set for when Google will combine this know-how into its sensible house gadgets 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 staff are engaged on, it is inflicting some inside reconfiguration, akin to combining the Surfaces and Providers groups into one. The corporate can be letting go of a “small” variety of staff however did not disclose the precise quantity.