Google announced a set of new features based on artificial intelligence
Gmail, Google Docs and other Worskpace services are entering a new era with AI-powered features. However, these features will not be available to the general public for now.
Google has announced a new set of Generative Intelligence-related features for various Workspace apps, including Gmail and Google Docs. The company detailed on its official blog that its new AI tools are designed to make it easier for users to navigate some of its most used products.
“At Google, we responsibly develop large language models to be able to safely incorporate them into our products,” explains Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, in a statement.
With the announcement of these new features for Workspace, Google is trying to catch up in the race for generative artificial intelligence, but it is not doing it completely. From the introduction of ChatGPT last year to the launch of Microsoft's new Bing based on the technology, the tech giant is racing to bring its own capabilities to market.
All features announced by Google for AI Workspace
Google's new features include new ways to create, summarize, and create text using artificial intelligence in Google Docs, the ability to create entire emails in Gmail based on short information blocks, and the ability to create images, audio, and video using artificial intelligence to illustrate slide presentations. These features will be coming to Workspace apps this year, according to Google.
In the published video, Google shows that artificial intelligence will be used to write personalized marketing messages for customers. It also shows you how to convert bullets into a whole email and how to summarize the content of a long email thread in Gmail.
"We're excited about the potential of generative AI and the opportunities it will unlock, from helping people express themselves creatively, to helping developers build new types of apps, and change the way businesses and governments interact with their customers and constituents. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks and months." , said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.
Some of these features are similar to those recently announced by competitors. For example, Slack announced a few days ago that it would use ChatGPT to generate similar meeting summaries. Google insists that they will act prudently. He promised that new features will appear in the coming weeks.
Early last month, the company asked all of its employees to contribute to the development of Bard, its own experimental conversational AI based on LaMDA. In an internal message, Sundar Pichai asked Google users to spend 2 to 4 hours of their time improving AI during the testing phase.