Automation Assistant Beta: Everything you need to know

Last Updated on 
March 4, 2024
Jason Gong
Jason Gong
Govert Verkes
Govert Verkes
ML Lead
Jason Gong
Jason Gong


Automation Assistant creates hyper-personalized workflows for you while you work. This week, we're rolling out invites to the Beta.

In this post, we'll outline helpful information to set you up to use the feature and some information on how it all works. Here are a few links to help you find what you're looking for:

  • Turning Automation Assistant ON
  • Joining the Beta
  • Turning Automation Assistant OFF
  • How it works
  • Privacy and security
  • What's next for the feature

Why did we build Automation Assistant?

Our vision has always been to make automation more powerful but also more accessible. Accessible means creating automated workflows should be as simple as possible. We started with the builder, a no-code sandbox where you assemble sequences of actions. The builder quickly evolved into the Magic Box, where automations are built fully with natural language - our team was the first to launch this.

Automation Assistant is the next evolution of building automations that's purely proactive.

That means Bardeen will build and present hyper-personalized automations to you. All you have to do is turn it on.

How to turn on Automation Assistant

By default, Automation Assistant is enabled for all users who are a part of the Beta.

You'll need the Chrome extension installed for Automation Assistant to work.

Starting this week, we'll roll out access to all our users in batches. Once in the Beta, you will receive occasional emails with workflows built by Automation Assistant. They look like this:

Please give us feedback! It goes a long way.

You can request to join the Beta here if you do not have access.

How to turn off Automation Assistant

You can turn off Automation Assistant in the Bardeen app by toggling off Quick Suggestions and Daily Suggestions.

You can also click Turn off Automation Assistant suggestions in the footer of emails you receive from Bardeen.

How Automation Assistant works

AI is often a magical experience, but trusting it to automate our work also means understanding how it works (and where it doesn't). What you see is a personalized workflow in your inbox, but before that, there are a few things that happen in the background:

  1. With all sensitive personal information removed, Bardeen's browser extension observes your actions and finds patterns it can automate.
  2. Bardeen uses AI to map your task to a sequence of actions Bardeen can perform. It then uses the Magic Box to construct a workflow.
  3. Bardeen automatically scores the workflow for quality and relevance. We add workflows likely to save you time and deliver value to a queue.
  4. We notify you of the workflow built by the Automation Assistant via email.
  5. We gather feedback on the automation provided. This information is used to improve future workflows created by the Automation Assistant.
For a deeper dive into the technical aspects of Bardeen's technology, take a look at our research page.

Privacy and security

You entrust us with your information when you utilize Bardeen's products, including the Automation Assistant. We understand the importance of this trust and are committed to treating your information with the utmost care and respect.

Below is a highlight of how Bardeen handles your information and how we aim to be secure, reliable, and private:

  • You control your data: You have full control over where Bardeen works, the data it has access to, and can turn it off when you want.
  • Personal information never leaves your browser: We remove all sensitive information in actions Automation Assistant observes to create automations. We do as much as possible without data leaving your machine - this is why Bardeen is a Chrome extension.
  • We do not sell your data, nor do we plan to. Our business model relies on offering a free version of our product, with the option for you to upgrade to paid versions. This is how we generate revenue.
  • Data is encrypted, private, and secure. Bardeen's team goes to great lengths to ensure all data is securely stored and least privileged access is enforced.

If you have questions, reach out to You can also read our full Privacy Policy here.

What's next for Automation Assistant?

In this early phase, our goal is to rapidly improve the quality and relevance of automations built by Automation Assistant.

In this early phase, we will rapidly improve the quality and relevance of automations built by Automation Assistant. Your feedback during this phase is critical in helping us do this.

Next, we will bring these generated automations to where you work, your browser. Sure, emails work, but our goal is to save you time before you spend all day repetitively doing a task we can automate.

If this interests you, the best way to stay up to date is to create a Bardeen account. You can do that here.

Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more!

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