We keep saying that it won’t be long before we see some kind of AI merged into the Google Assistant experience. With LLM (large language model) technologies like ChatGPT, Bing Chat, and Google Bard taking over, why wouldn’t our digital assistants be next?
It’s inevitable and looks to already be in the works at Google as the company has revealed its intentions to integrate AI into Google Assistant. This comes in the form of an email that was passed along to Google employees (which was, of course, leaked to everyone online).
At this time, there is no telling if the company will call it something wordy, like “Google Assistant powered by Google Bard”, or simply phase Bard out completely and refer to everything as Google Assistant. Or it might consider this to be something completely different on its own. It may be rolling out in phases, or it may roll out to all of your Google/Nest devices overnight. But change is coming regardless of what it will be called.
Hopefully, this will also get us one step closer to giving our digital assistants a little personally. I’ve always wanted a sarcastic AI system for my home, for example. Something that can speak its mind, once in awhile, to anyone trying to give it a hard time.
Or it might be the first phase of Skynet taking over as Google’s network begins to spy on us much harder than what the company had originally intended for (or worse). All of our efforts in AI have proven time and time again over the years that it loves to grow out of control with its actions (if it isn’t developing its own language on its own to communicate behind our backs, it is turning into a racial monster due to all of the human influence it receives).
Regardless, this won’t be the first we’ve heard about it. As companies like Amazon and Apple are likely doing the same behind closed doors. Studying to find ways to integrate AI into their own digital assistants (ie, Alexa, Siri, etc).