Google Bringing Generative AI to Workspace Suite
Google appears to be all-in on the generative artificial intelligence (AI) hype train, announcing the implementation of the technology in its suite of productivity apps.
The search engine giant has announced it would be updating its Workspace apps, adding generative AI solutions to help users through different tasks like composing emails in Gmail, writing documents in Docs, generating formulas in Sheets, capturing Notes in Meet or creating images, audio and even video in Slides.
"Google Workspace has been a longtime pioneer in enabling real-time collaboration, where human beings work together in real time in our products," said Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian in a press briefing. "This next phase is where we’re bringing human beings to be supported with an AI collaborator who is working in real time in concert with them."
According to TechCrunch, Google plans to roll out the new AI solutions "every couple of weeks", with trusted testers getting access to a few of them starting today. This includes a tool that helps adjust the tone and style of text on Gmail and Docs. The company noted that's just the start, and it'll roll out more via phases in the future.
The AI solutions are expected to also roll out to English language users in the U.S. first, with other languages and regions arriving sometime in the near future.
Google, however, didn't share specifics if the new AI solutions will be locked behind subscriptions or paywalls. Kurian did say that the plan is to make them "available broadly to our enterprises, to small businesses, to consumers – and even to people who subscribe to Google One".
Google's announcement comes just days ahead of Microsoft's "Future of Work" event, where the software giant is also expected to unveil similar AI solutions for its own suite of productivity apps.
Google is all-in on generative AI, announcing the implementation of the technology in its suite of productivity apps.
The new AI solutions would help users through different tasks like composing emails in Gmail, writing documents in Docs and generating formulas in Sheets, among a few examples.
They are already available to some trusted testers starting today, but Google plans to make them available to the wider public in phases "every couple of weeks".