Google Assistant is finally getting the Bard upgrade we’ve been wanting

What you need to know

  • Google has announced that it is bringing Bard to Google Assistant.
  • Soon, users will be able to interact with other Google services while using Assistant. 
  • This is made possible by the generative AI powering Bard while doing so with a conversational interface.
  • Assistant with Bard is expected to be available “in the coming months” on both iOS and Android.

Following the explosion in popularity of ChatGPT, Google answered with its own AI-powered chatbot in the form of Bard, and “in the coming months,” Bard will be integrated into Google Assistant. 

This announcement comes alongside the Pixel 8 lineup, which has quite a few AI-powered features of its own. But thanks to “Assistant with Bard,” you can finally ditch the Home Screen shortcut to use Google’s generative AI on your phone. 

Google Assistant with Bard email demo

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According to Google, you’ll be able to “interact with it through text, voice, or images,” which is essentially the same way that use Assistant now. The biggest difference is, at least the hope is, that Assistant will be more responsive, more conversational, and more personal.