The artificial intelligence launched by Google a few months ago will soon be able to consult your documents and your emails. But Google assures that it is for your own good.
AI is becoming more and more part of our daily lives. Since the arrival of ChatGPT, artificial intelligence has continued to develop and plug into the world. many tools and apps in our online lives. Multiple companies are developing their own solutions to offer more functionality to their customers. their users. This is particularly the case of Google with its tool launched a few months ago and called; Bard.
Thought Like a chatbot, Bard is capable of many things. By analyzing the data available on the Web, it is able to respond to your needs. questions of all kinds like "what's the weather like today?" or even “what is the capital of Portugal?”. Its latest update Today, Bard Extension, however, comes to interfere a little more in our habits since Google's AI is now capable of being connected to your computer. your different applications like Maps, YouTube, but also Gmail or the Google calendar that you perhaps use to organize your days.
This allows in particular; Bard to give you the address of a restaurant, to help you find prepare your next vacation, to notify you before your appointments at your destination. come, find a contact, a conversation, or even write an email to your friend. your place. Google brings up the possibility of this. to write a CV or a cover letter from documents that we were able to store on Drive.
The exploration of personal accounts and the exchanges that we can have with our colleagues or our loved ones is not without raising some questions. The fact that Bard can freely access your personal documents or your emails pose in particular that of confidentiality. Questioned à In this regard, a Google executive recalled that that this “connection between Bard and your other applications was not visible to humans, but only used to train Bard on a daily basis.” The American firm also declared: that this information would not be used to train its models or to drown you in targeted advertisements.
This manager at Google also specifies that it is always possible to refuse this connection between the tool and your other private applications. An option which is however activated by default in the Bard assistant options… If you do not want the Bard assistant to be able to access your email data or calendars, there are two ways to prevent this:
Disable access to your calendars. your Google account
The first way is to: disable access to your Google account for Bard. To do this, follow these steps:
Open a web browser and navigate to the “Manage third-party applications and services with access to your data” page. your account" : https://myaccount.google.com/permissions.
Log in to your account your Google account.
In the list of apps and services, search for "Bard".
À next to it from "Bard", click the "Remove Access" button.
Click "Remove" to confirm.
Once you have disabled access for Bard, he will no longer be able to access it. your other Google apps.
Disable Bard integration in other apps
The second way to prevent Bard from connecting to your other Google apps consist of Disable Bard integration in these applications. To do this, follow these steps:
Open the Google app you want to disable.
Go to the application settings.
Look for the 'Bard' option. or "Google Assistant".
Disable the "Bard" or "Google Assistant".
Once you turn off the Google Assistant. Once Bard is integrated into an application, the assistant will no longer be able to access the application. the latter. These new features, which are only available in English for the moment, should arrive soon in Europe and France.