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Google announced a major upgrade to its Bard conversational AI system today, expanding its capabilities to connect with Google’s most popular productivity apps and services. The enhancements are aimed at making Bard more useful in day-to-day tasks while also addressing concerns about accuracy.

Starting today, Bard can now directly access information from apps like Gmail, Docs, Maps, Flights, and YouTube to provide more comprehensive and personalized responses within a conversation. For example, when planning a trip, Bard can now automatically pull relevant dates, flight info, directions and sightseeing recommendations — all within one conversation.

The upgrade comes after Bard’s