Google Bard – Google AI conversational generating artificial intelligence chatbot

Google Bard is a Google AI conversational generating artificial intelligence chatbot. It is based on the PaLM family of big language models, which are trained on a massive text and code dataset. Bard can generate literature, translate languages, create many types of creative content, and provide informed answers to your questions. Although it is still in development, it has learned to execute a variety of tasks, including:

  • Following instructions and thoughtfully accomplishing requests
  • Answering questions in a thorough and instructive manner, especially whether they are open-ended, difficult, or unusual
  • Creating many creative text formats of text material, such as poems, code, screenplays, musical pieces, email, letters, and so on.

Bard is available in 238 countries and 46 languages. It is now in beta testing, but anyone interested in participating can join up.

Bard is a versatile tool that can be used for many things, including brainstorming ideas, learning new skills, and accomplishing chores more effectively. It is still in the works, but it has the potential to change the way we interact with computers.

Google Bard Extensions

If you ask Bard, “How do I implement Google Bard into Google Workspace?” this is what you get:

“To implement Google Bard into Google Workspace, you will need to be a Google Workspace administrator. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google Admin Console.
  2. Click on Apps.
  3. Click on Additional Google services.
  4. Click on Early Access Apps.
  5. Find Bard in the list of Early Access Apps and click on the Enable button.

Once you have enabled Bard, your Google Workspace users will be able to access it by going to bard.google.com and logging in with their Google Workspace account.

Bard is still under development, but it is already integrated with some Google Workspace apps, such as Gmail and Docs. For example, you can use Bard to:

  • Generate summaries of emails in Gmail
  • Translate emails in Gmail
  • Generate creative text formats in Docs, such as poems, code snippets, and scripts

Google is working on integrating Bard with more Google Workspace apps in the future.

Here are some tips for implementing Bard into Google Workspace:

  • Start by experimenting with Bard to see how it can help you and your team with your daily work.
  • Share your findings with your team and encourage them to experiment with Bard as well.
  • Provide feedback to Google on how Bard can be improved.

Google is always looking for ways to improve Bard, and your feedback is essential to this process.”

–Google Bard

Well, this isn’t entirely accurate. At present, the Google Bard extensions, which provide the ability to work within Google Workspace apps, are not accessible to Workspace users. They are only available for Gmail users, specifically for those with a standard free account.

Google is actively striving to introduce Bard for Business accounts, although there is no specific timeframe for when Workspace users will gain access to Bard extensions.

Google Bard & Google Drive

As another example, ask Bard

“How do I use Google Bard to search into my Google drive?”

“To use Google Bard to search into your Google Drive, you can use the following steps:

  1. Go to the Bard website.
  2. Log in with your Google account.
  3. In the search bar, type in the query you want to search for.
  4. Bard will search your Google Drive and return a list of results.
  5. You can click on a result to view the document or email that it refers to.

You can also use Bard to search for specific types of files in your Google Drive. For example, you can search for all PDF files, or all Google Docs. To do this, you can use the following syntax in your query:

type:pdf

or

type:doc

You can also use Bard to search for files that were created or modified within a specific time period. To do this, you can use the following syntax in your query:

created:2023-09-01

or

modified:2023-09-01

You can also use Bard to search for files that contain specific keywords. To do this, you can use the following syntax in your query:

keyword:my_keyword

For example, the following query would search for all PDF files in your Google Drive that were created or modified within the past month and contain the keyword “contract”:

type:pdf created:2023-09-01 modified:2023-10-01 keyword:contract

Bard can also search for files that are shared with you or that you have recently viewed. To do this, you can use the following syntax in your query:

shared_with_me

or

recently_viewed

For example, the following query would search for all files in your Google Drive that you have shared with you and that you have recently viewed:

shared_with_me recently_viewed

I hope this helps!”

Conclusion

So, those of you with a personal Google account, as opposed to a corporate Workspace account, can already enjoy these impressive features. I can assure you they are truly outstanding.

I anticipate that Google will soon extend these extensions to business accounts, which will greatly benefit businesses and us, their partners, in delivering enhanced services.

However, the amusing aspect of the situation is that many websites, even reputable ones, provide guidance on implementing Bard and its extensions for Google Workspace, although this capability is not yet available.

Sometimes, it’s a wise practice to verify the accuracy of certain claims – I always consider it a good practice! Be cautious, as this field often lacks true experts, and many individuals assume the role of knowledge providers based solely on their reputation.

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Bob Mazzei
Bob Mazzei

AI Consultant, IT Engineer

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