Google is introducing a variety of generative AI features and capabilities into its software development, research, cloud and Workspace applications. The major integration of AI into the company’s products was announced in a blog post by Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian.
Google software users will see the benefit of generative AI improvements in Workspace productivity apps.
Google said that generative AI would be able to do the following in Workspace:
– Draft, reply, summarise, and prioritize your Gmail
– Brainstorm, proofread, write, and rewrite in Docs
– Create auto-generate images, audio, and video in Slides
– Go from raw data to insights and analysis via auto-completion, formula generation, and contextual categorization in Sheets
– Generate new backgrounds and capture notes in Meet enable workflows for getting things done in Chat
The first set of features will aim to help users write documents or emails in Google Docs and Gmail.
With the “Help me write” feature, users can generate a draft document or email that can reproduce a variety of styles – including job postings or birthday invitations.
The “Rewrite” feature allows you to generate a polished document from structured data – for example, a bulleted list of important topics discussed in a meeting – using the “Formalize” option.
Selecting “Elaborate” will allow the generating AI to expand the information, “Shorten” will shorten it, and “Bulletise” will list the most important elements of the text.
Google stresses that it will allow users to retain control over the content by allowing them to accept or edit the changes that the AI has made to the original text.
The company will initially make these features available to testers in the US before rolling them out to the public.