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Published on 03/15/2023 at 17:05
Google continues its work in connection with artificial intelligence, and this time, the firm is preparing to integrate it into all its applications. Gmail, Docs, Slides or Sheets, the firm’s office suite will enter a new dimension.
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For several months, the eyes of the whole world have been glued to ChatGPT, the OpenAI chatbot which has brought artificial intelligence to the fore and whose technology has become the heart of the new version of Microsoft’s search engine (Bing) . And as often, when a tech giant takes the lead in a field, the competition is always looking for a way to keep up with fashion. And this is particularly the case of Google Who is gradually starting to launch its own AI-related projects.
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The Mountain View giant, which develops its own AI models, announced in February this year that it would enhance its browser’s capabilities with an integrated ChatGPT-like chat called Bard. But now it’s the turn of Google Workspace, the suite of productivity apps, to make more room for AI in its applications, to integrate new functions for generating texts, images, audio and video. Hence, it must be understood that the Gmail, Docs, Sheets or Slides applications will all be entitled to a little boost based on artificial intelligence.
Google Workspace enters a new dimension, that of AI
All applications will therefore be entitled to this boost, but the main innovations unveiled by Google mainly concern Gmail and Docs. In a presentation video published by the company, we can thus see the artificial intelligence generate email drafts and even complete presentations, from a simple instruction. “Workspace saves you the time and effort of writing a first draft. Just write a topic about what you’d like to see and a draft will be instantly generated for you,” Google explains about the feature.
We also know that the company will also deploy a function to “formalize” the texts. For example, the AI assistant will be able to take notes from a meeting and rewrite them according to the chosen tone. While some of these features are not completely new and echo those offered by OpenAI with ChatGPT or Microsoft with its new version of Bing, others are more surprising. For its Slides app, Google, for example, offers users to generate digital parts for their works via text commands (a kind of integrated DALL-E).
Nevertheless, and as often with Google, the firm does not want to rush and prefers to move forward little by little to offer quality tools to its users. It is also for these reasons that these functions will be tested, initially, by American programmers whom Google particularly trusts. Also note that these AI-powered tools will only be added to the paid version of Google Workspace before possibly appearing in all users of the free office suite the Google.