Artificial intelligence comes to Gmail: this is how it will impact your email
Google is integrating AI into several of its services.
Google Gmail will use artificial intelligence (AI) to offer the results that best match users’ queries first, followed by the rest of the results sorted by seniority.
Currently, Google sorts search results into three sections – Mail, Conversations and Spaces – and these are arranged in chronological order, according to their date received (if searching from ‘Inbox’) or sent (from ‘Sent’).
The company has now introduced a new update with which machine learning models and AI will filter the content to offer results that more closely match users’ searches.
Thus, these will appear at the top of the list of results in a dedicated section, called ‘Top results’. Once the most relevant results or those that best fit the searcher’s needs have been displayed, the rest of the results, sorted by seniority, are entered in the ‘Results in the post’ space.
Google has explained that this update is part of its efforts to improve the search experience on mobile devices, which will help users “find exactly what they are looking for with less effort”.
This feature will be available to all Google Workspace users with personal Google accounts and will be gradually rolled out over the next few days.
Google Bard will have a powerful feature that ChatGPT doesn’t yet have
Google has rolled out an update to its AI-powered chatbot, Bard, which includes the ability to provide more accurate responses based on the location of the device from which the query is being made.
The tech giant continues to add new features to its chatbot with the goal of making it a tool that improves the search experience for users over its main competitors, such as Microsoft’s Edge and Bing, powered by ChatGPT.
Within this framework, Bard has incorporated an option with which, by accessing the device’s location, it offers more accurate results based on where you are, as explained by Google on the Bard Experiment Updates page, within the latest update.
Thus, if the user is looking for information about restaurants where to dine, by allowing Bard access to the location, the chatbot will be able to offer “more relevant” answers by proposing, for example, nearby restaurants in the area.
In order for Bard to have access to the location, the user will have to allow it through the preferences in the location settings. Likewise, the chatbot will be able to visualize what location it is using, as well as what data it is using to determine that location.
How to use Bard, Google’s “ChatGPT”?
It is worth remembering that, within the framework of the Google I/O event, held on May 10, the Internet giant began to enable access to its new service for the general public, therefore, Bard’s AI can be used in 180 countries (including Colombia).
To access this service, it is necessary to enter the official website of the tool, for this it is necessary to type in a search engine or web browser the address ‘bard.google.com’. Subsequently, the user must log in with his personal Google account, unless he has logged in from Chrome with his account activated, then a small tab will appear where it will be necessary to click on the ‘Try Band’ button.
However, it should be stressed that, although the language model developed by Google currently works with 100 languages, the AI can currently only understand questions that are written in English, Japanese and Korean.
When the user proceeds with a query in another language, the artificial intelligence will issue a message indicating that for now it does not have the capacity to understand other languages.
Thus, users who are not fluent in English will have to resort to the help of tools such as Google Translator to be able to construct texts in that language and then take them to the chat they have with ‘Bard’. In this way, the AI will be able to understand and solve the user’s questions without any problem.
It should be noted that the platform has the option of making queries using audio, so it is possible to send a voice note (in English) to the chat with the query to be made.
In addition to this, users can use the ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ icons to rate the quality of the answers that the AI has generated, and they can even directly consult Google for some data that the chatbot has offered, in order to broaden their search on a specific topic or subject.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over five years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.