Google has announced in an email to its employees that it wants to add Large Language Models (LLM) features to Assistant.
Google is considering equipping the Assistant voice assistant with productive artificial intelligence capabilities. The company announced in an internal email to its employees that it was evaluating the idea of implementing its latest large language model (LLM) in Google Assistant and part of the development process has started.
According to Axios, Google announced in an internal email to its employees that the Assistant development team saw a great opportunity to release a super powerful version of this voice assistant with the help of LLM technology. As a result, the focus of this team has changed and apparently, a small number of its job positions have been eliminated. It seems that dozens of employees have been fired with this decision.
In an interview with The Verge, Google spokeswoman Jennifer Rodstrom confirmed the move toward large language models. “Hundreds of millions of people use Assistant every month, and we’re committed to providing them with a quality experience,” he says. [We are also] excited to see how LLMs can help strengthen the assistantship and make it even better than it already is.”
Google hopes for the future of Assistant
Piyush Ranjan, vice president of Google Assistant, also says in an email: “We are deeply committed to Assistant and we are optimistic about its bright future.” Tech giant Mountain View has yet to announce what the future will include adding to the company’s assistance.
It’s also not clear exactly when Google plans to bring the technology to Google Assistant in consumer products. However, this seems inevitable, as speaking to productive AIs is linguistically much more natural than speaking to more robotic voice assistants.
However, Google should be mindful of privacy concerns about its AI models and implement reasonable security measures in its next-generation personal assistant.