Google is testing an AI chatbot as a potential personal life coach


  • Google pioneers an AI chatbot testing as a potential personal life coach.
  • Inspired by Bard and ChatGPT, Google’s AI chatbot promises to be a beacon of insight for complex emotions and decisions.

In a groundbreaking development, Google is currently in the process of testing an advanced AI chatbot that could potentially serve as a personal life coach, providing guidance and wisdom in times of uncertainty.

This innovative AI chatbot, reminiscent of Google’s previous ventures like Bard and ChatGPT, holds the promise of being a beacon of insight for users grappling with complex emotions and decisions. By simply engaging in a conversation, individuals could tap into a wellspring of knowledge that aims to address their pressing concerns. However, this venture represents just a single thread that is being woven by Google’s illustrious DeepMind team. According to reports, this team is actively working on a diverse range of 21 distinct tasks spanning personal and professional spheres. These tasks encompass a wide array of functions, from aiding in planning and offering tutoring to fostering creative ideation – all seamlessly integrated into the AI chatbot’s capabilities.

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Google aspires to offer users a novel feature centred around idea generation, which aims to furnish tailored suggestions and recommendations grounded in their unique situations. Concurrently, the tutoring facet is poised to facilitate users’ skill refinement and acquisition of novel competencies, such as honing running prowess. Moreover, the planning capacity is engineered to empower users with effortless crafting of bespoke financial budgets, gastronomic blueprints, and exercise regimens.

Diverging from OpenAI’s approach, Google exercises prudence in the design of its brainchild, Bard. Google’s Bard support resources explicitly counsel against leaning on its responses for matters demanding professional expertise, encompassing domains like medicine, law, and finance.

As of December, Google’s A.I. Safety experts sounded a cautionary note regarding the ramifications of excessive reliance on AI for life guidance. They underscored potential detriments to users’ well-being, health, and overall sense of agency. The experts further expressed concerns over the potential misattribution of sentience to the technology due to over-dependence.

Pursuing technology’s security and value, Google frequently joins forces with a diverse array of partners to scrutinise their research and products. A spokesperson from DeepMind highlighted the indispensable nature of these collaborations, emphasising that multiple evaluations unfold in parallel.  The spokesperson underscored that isolated evaluation instances might not accurately mirror a company’s comprehensive product roadmap. In light of the ongoing testing and assessment phases, these tools appear to remain in the crucible of development, potentially yet to be deemed fit for public consumption.

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Ankita Chakraborty

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