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- Google is rolling out a suite of AI tools for Google Workspace.
- The first set of tools will come to Gmail and Docs.
- New AI features will help create, summarize, and brainstorm text.
Trying to steal some Microsoft thunder before it gets exposed GPT-4Google has announced a bunch of new upcoming AI tools Google Workspace. The first wave of these tools will be rolling out to Gmail and Docs.
Joanna Vulich-Wright, Vice President of Product for Google Workspace, announced today at a blog post The company is integrating a suite of new AI tools for Workspace. A move that would tighten the artificial intelligence race between it and its rival Microsoft. These tools will come to Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Meet, and Chat, Wright says. However, Wright points out that before Generative AI Experiments gets a public release, it will be rolled out to testers first throughout the year.
Here is a list of workspace features that Google says are coming in the future:
- Draft, reply, summarize, and prioritize your Gmail.
- Brainstorm, proofread, write and rewrite documents.
- Bring your creative visions to life with automatically generated images, audio, and video in your presentations.
- Navigate from raw data to insights and analysis with autocomplete, equation creation, and contextual classification in spreadsheets.
- Create new backgrounds and take notes in Meet.
- Enable workflows to get things done in the chat.
Docs and Gmail will be among the first Google products to receive the new AI tools. For these applications, AI will help generate, summarize, and brainstorm text. This is illustrated in the Gif below which shows the user taking advantage of the “Help me write” prompt to create a job description. Google says users simply have to type in a topic they want to write about and the AI will take it from there.
Once the draft is created, users will be able to improve and edit the text, as well as get additional suggestions. In addition to creating a draft, there will be a feature that allows the user to set and configure the writing tone. In the second demo, there seem to be six options to choose from, including formal, elaboration, default, bulleted, feel lucky (informal), and draft writing.
If you’re wondering when these features will come out, Wright says the company plans to launch them this month through its Trusted Testing Program. It will start in the United States and eventually expand to other countries. There was no mention of when the features are expected to be released to the public.