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Nvidia’s new AI assistant app is the first one I’m tempted to use

Nvidia just released an update for its Nvidia ChatRTX AI assistant app, which supports more major language models and voice recognition in multiple languages. That’s all somewhat exciting stuff, but the reason I might even consider trying the app is that all the processing happens locally on your GPU, rather than sharing your data with a cloud server.

Nvidia ChatRTX isn’t the first app to do this, but its support for Nvidia GPUs inherently leverages its widespread use in many of the best graphics cards available today.

ChatRTX first appeared in February and came with this important feature. However, it’s only now with a new update that I’m really sitting up and paying attention.

What you can do with ChatRTX – with newfound ease of use, thanks to today’s updates – is essentially interact with all the data on your PC in natural language. You can ask it to search your images for photos of you walking, partying with friends, or visiting a particular location. It can also scan your notes or emails so you can get a summary of your plans with a particular friend, family member or colleague.

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The actual interface looks quite simple in some respects, requiring you to choose the language model you want to use, or the image navigation model you want to use, and then navigate to the folder where you think the relevant data is stored. But that’s also what’s somewhat attractive about it. It’s simple and self-contained. You don’t need to send your data to the cloud or have huge data warehouses keeping track of everything on your PC at once.

I say all that because I haven’t really tried it yet, but chances are I’m going to download it right away and see if it lives up to my expectations. You can download the app here, but be warned: it’s an 11.6GB download.

In the meantime, for more gaming-related Nvidia stories, check out our complete guide to Nvidia G-Sync or check out our guide to DLSS to find out what else your Nvidia GPU can do.