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The Voicebot Podcast

May 20, 2023

The Generative AI News (GAIN) rundown for May 11, 2023, is here. Special guest and Google Developer Expert (GDE) Allen Firstenberg joined me to go in-depth on all the Google I/O stories. We discuss Bard, extensions, conversational search, the PaLM and Gemini models, and much more. We also review the “Google Has No [generative AI] Moat” memo.

That is followed by a discussion of Wendy’s adoption of Google PaLM for drive-thru order taking, Bing Chat going general availability worldwide, the White House’s efforts around AI, and a developer that created mini-Trip Advisor website targeting families with children with 2370 activities in 237 cities, 2,600 images, and nearly 250,000 words. He did this in two days and spent $53. The implications are significant.

I hope you enjoy the show. Don’t miss Allen’s commentary on these items in the video. Given his role as a GDE and independent ambassador for several Google technologies, he has particularly interesting insights into Google’s moves, lack of progress on many fronts, and unrecognized progress on others.

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GAIN is recorded live and streamed via YouTube and LinkedIn at 12 noon ET on Thursdays. You can re-watch each week’s discussion on Voicebot’s YouTube channel if you'd like to see the visuals and the host's beaming visage.

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