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Google Tests AI Assistant That Offers Life Advice

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The project was indicative of the urgency of Googles effort to propel itself to the front of the A.I. pack.

Google DeepMind has been working with generative A.I. to perform at least 21 different types of personal and professional tasks.

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Google is testing generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology programmed to serve as a life coach following the merger of its U.K.-based DeepMind research laboratory with its Brain AI development team in Silicon Valley.

Materials reviewed by The New York Times indicate DeepMind has been developing generative AI to perform at least 21 personal and professional tasks, including providing life advice, ideas, planning instructions, and tutoring tips.

Anonymous sources said worker teams organized by DeepMind contractor Scale AI are evaluating the AI assistant's capabilities, including its ability to answer sensitive questions about life challenges.

According to Google, the program's creation feature could offer situation-based suggestions or recommendations, while its tutoring function can teach new skills or enhance current ones, and its planning capability can outline financial budgets and meal and workout plans.

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