I, for one, welcome our new AI overlords - but they're useless
I gave Bard access to my emails. Then I asked it a few simple questions:
Q: "Based on my emails, how much have I spent at Tesco in the last month?" — A: "You have spent £290.46 at Tesco in the last month" [Correct]
Q: "Based on my emails, what are my plans for this weekend?" — A: "I cannot find any specific plans for your weekend in your emails." [Wrong]
Most of the answers are terrible.
Q: "How much is a room at the Sunderland Travelodge on Tuesday?" — A: Spews out a load of Google search results, without actually giving me the answer.
Even trying to focus the results doesn't get me there:
Q: "How much did I pay for a room at the Sunderland Travelodge last Tuesday?" — A: "I could not find any receipts for hotels in Sunderland in your email." [Wrong]
It even fails on softball questions like this:
Q: "Are there any emails that I need to reply to?" — A: Yes there are two: [real personal email] and [random newsletter]
Bottom line: it's a long way off replacing human personal assistants.