Google’s Workspace apps, such as Google Docs, Gmail, Sheets, and Slides, are set to receive game-changing AI features.
These features will include ways to generate, summarize, and brainstorm text using AI, the ability to create full emails in Gmail based on brief bullet points, and the capability to produce AI-generated imagery, audio, and video for Slides presentations. In addition, the users can leverage these features to convert raw data into insights and analysis through auto-completion, formula generation, and contextual categorization in Sheets, generate new backgrounds and capture notes in Meet, and enable workflows for getting things done in Chat.
Additionally, Google plans to release a feature that allows users to rewrite or expand text using AI tools. For instance, a few bullet points about a work meeting can be expanded into a more polished summary, with users able to specify the tone manually.
Google highlights the time and effort that users can save with Workspace’s AI-powered functions, which can generate customized job descriptions or birthday party invitations based on the user’s topic. Collaborative AI tools also allow users to refine and edit their drafts, receiving suggestions as needed.
Google, in its press release has elaborated on these amazing features: “Whether you’re a busy HR professional who needs to create customized job descriptions, or a parent drafting the invitation for your child’s pirate-themed birthday party, Workspace saves you the time and effort of writing that first version. Simply type a topic you’d like to write about, and a draft will instantly be generated for you. With your collaborative Al partner you can continue to refine and edit, getting more suggestions as needed.”
Google’s announcement is indicative of its desire to keep pace with rivals in the emerging AI race, and more specifically Chat GPT.
Since the arrival of ChatGPT and Microsoft’s chatbot-enabled Bing, Google has been rushing to launch similar AI capabilities for its products.
For starters, AI writing tools will be released to a select group of US-based “trusted testers” this month, with Google planning to make these and other features available to the public later in the year.
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