Google Bard, the AI chatbot that can converse with users on various topics, is preparing to launch a new feature called “Memory” that will allow users to create their own preferences for the chatbot’s responses. This feature will enable users to get more personalized and relevant answers from Bard, based on their interests, needs, and situations.
What is Memory and how does it work?
Memory is a feature that will let users add new preferences to Bard’s Memory page, which the chatbot will follow when delivering responses to questions or prompts. For example, users can add preferences like “I try to avoid eating meat”, “I have 2 kids”, or “please give shorter responses”. These preferences can be applied to a variety of situations involving meal discovery, travel, or finding something interesting to do on the weekend.
Users can create their own preferences and delete them from the Memory page at any time. They can also toggle the Memory feature on and off from the sidebar, in case they want to get a non-personalized response from Bard. Memory will help users get more tailored and useful answers from Bard, without having to constantly remind it about who they are or their situation.
Why is Memory important for Bard?
Memory is an important feature for Bard because it will make the chatbot more adaptable and user-friendly. Bard is an AI conversational software that can chat with users on various topics, such as sports, entertainment, science, and more. Bard can also generate creative content, such as poems, stories, jokes, and songs, based on user inputs.
However, Bard’s responses are not always relevant or appropriate for every user, as different users may have different preferences, tastes, and needs. For example, a user who is a vegetarian may not appreciate Bard’s suggestions for meat-based dishes, or a user who has a large family may not find Bard’s recommendations for solo travel suitable. Memory will allow users to customize Bard’s responses according to their own preferences, and get more satisfying and enjoyable conversations with the chatbot.
When will Memory be available for Bard?
It is unclear when Memory will be available for Bard, as the feature is still in development. However, Bard has recently gained Extensions, which can give responses based on user’s emails, Drive documents, YouTube videos, and more. Extensions can integrate Bard with other Google apps and services, and provide more context and information for the chatbot’s responses. Extensions can be enabled or disabled by users from the sidebar.
Google has also announced that Bard and Google Assistant will be “deeply integrated” with each other in the future, which means that users will be able to access Bard’s features and content through Google Assistant, and vice versa. Google is working on making Bard more personal and versatile, and Memory is one of the steps towards that goal.