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Google added ChatGPT-like generative AI features to Gmail, Google Docs, and more


Andrew NG

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Google made an announcement about adding Artificial intelligence ChatGPT features into Google’s workspace such as Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and more to enhance its productivity. Generative AI has been the second most trending topic in the tech market after ChatGPT.

Adding new generative AI features will help provide additional benefits to users such as the automatic generation of drafts in Gmail and Docs based on the prompts. 

Google added ChatGPT-like generative AI features to Gmail, Google Docs

Google will also add new AI capabilities and features to its business products, such as Google Cloud, along with introducing a new API for developers. For now, Google is in the testing period and working to make AI features accessible to a selected number of users to gain feedback. 

Key Points: 

  • Google plans to introduce generative AI capabilities to its workspaces such as Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail, and more. 
  • Google is providing a small number of developers and businesses access to its new generative AI features as a part of the testing period. 
  • Users can expect the accessibility of new generative AI features in Google Workspace later this year.  

New generative AI features in Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and more 

The new AI-powered features are going to help users create, summarize and brainstorm texts using Artificial intelligence capabilities in Google Docs. Meanwhile, in Gmail, users will be able to summarize, draft, reply, and prioritize emails. Users will also be able to navigate from raw data to insights and analyze content through auto-completion, contextual categorization, and formula generation on Google sheets. 

Google published a press release showcasing its potential functions: “If you are an HR professional who requires tools for generating customized job descriptions, or a parent who needs assistance in drafting an invitation for a child’s pirate-themed birthday party, the workspace has it covered for you. Workspace can generate this content for you and save you time and effort by writing the first version. You need to type the topic you want to generate content about and instantly a draft will be developed for you. Users can continue to edit and refine content by receiving more suggestions based on requirements with your collaborative AI partner. 

Through Google’s test, users can simply navigate to the text box in an email and type in “Draft an email to the team.” The new AI-powered application will then instantly generate a thank you paragraph, which can later be edited and rewritten by users. If the user is unsatisfied with the generated note, you can ask the program to try again. More than 3 billion users use Google Workspace, which includes companies and users, who pay for subscriptions. 

When will the new generative AI features be enabled in Workspace? 

A Google Spokesperson stated the company is currently providing early access to the new AI-powered features to a few businesses and developers. Google stated they plan to enable these new features to Workspace later this year. Including automatic image generation in slides, formula creation in sheets, and note-taking in Google Meet. 

Recently the company also instituted “Code Red” which is an alert that will enable employees to respond to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Last Month, Google reported it will add AI-powered features to its search engine to enhance its productivity. Google Cloud CEO, Thomas Kurian, stated they have started working and testing a service to build a chatbot for corporate. 

Kurian said in a blog post, “We are excited for generative AI’s potential and the opportunities and capabilities it generates.” This technology will help enable developers to generate new kinds of software with higher benefits and capabilities that will change the way people interact with governments and businesses.

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