The phenomenal success of OpenAI's ChatGPT astounded the technology world. The massive reach of ChatGPT compelled industry titans to focus more on developing generative AI tools or integrating AI capabilities into their platforms.
Indeed, the wild success of ChatGPT created the public perception that Google was falling behind technologically. And because it is more conversational and to the point, this revolutionary tool appears to be reducing the need for users to come to Google for search. As a result, Google declared a "code red" situation in order to quickly determine its response to the risk to its business model.
Ultimately, to answer those confusions, Google released its generative AI tool called Bard. It’s an AI tool that performs text-based tasks and creates various forms of content.
However, the announcement of Bard was a stunning failure, as Google’s AI chatbot contained many inaccuracies and factual errors. As an impact, Google’s shares lost a hundred billion dollars in a single day.
However, the tech giant is constantly working to make its generative AI initiatives a success and has made several significant updates to its AI tools and features in recent months.
Recently, the company announced that it is adding precise location support to Google Bard to provide more relevant responses to users.
To put it in detail, Google now allows users to grant Bard access to their device's precise location. This will enable users to get more relevant responses about restaurants, malls, theatres, and many other things in their area.
This will require users to give their browser and/or device the necessary location permission. So Bard notes the user’s current location and city. If users dismiss the initial prompt, tapping "Update location" will prompt them to provide a precise location.