CNBC reports that Google recently revamped its Google Assistant division to prioritize Bard AI chat technology, which was introduced to the public as an experimental project. It will impact the future virtual assistant landscape. Recent leadership reshuffling as part of a “code red” effort denotes the integration of Bard into future Google Assistant products. The reorganization involves shifting team members to concentrate on Bard. The organizational changes involved replacing key figures, with Google Assistant’s engineering VP now leading the Bard team’s efforts. Google Assistant, introduced in 2016, is an AI-driven virtual assistant software similar to Siri and Alexa, commonly used for speech recognition across devices. Integrating Bard technology into similar products raises questions about its monetization and use case.
Google Restructures Assistant Division to Prioritize Bard AI
April 3, 2023