On Tuesday, Google introduced new capabilities that leverage the company’s AI technology to generate chat in Gmail and Documents, marking a further expansion of the company’s efforts in generative AI.
Google is putting its artificial intelligence products through their paces by making them available to a select group of its Workspace customers (those who use Gmail and other Google apps).
In a blog post, Johanna Voolich Wright, vice president of product for Google Workspace, said that the program helps “save you the time and effort of writing that first version,” whether you’re a busy HR professional writing customized job descriptions or a parent writing invitation for your child’s pirate-themed birthday party.
“Enter the subject you want to write about, and an instant draft will be generated for you.”
Generative AI has been the trendiest subject in tech this year after San Francisco firm OpenAI debuted the ChatGPT chatbot in November and saw it quickly go viral.
ChatGPT enables users pose a question or make a request and responds with answers that are surprisingly clever and imaginative.
The leading technology companies are now trying to build similar capabilities into their own products.
Now users will be able to generate AI automated emails chat
With Google’s test, a user can navigate to a text box in an email and input “draft an email to the team.”
A prewritten three-paragraph thank-you letter will be generated by the software, which can then be customized by the user through additions, deletions, and bulleted list conversion. The user can also ask the application to try again.
Google touts more than 3 billion users of Workspace. Everyone who subscribes to a service fall into this category, from individual consumers to large corporations.
Microsoft 365, the productivity suite formerly known as Office 365 and a major competitor to Google, will change its name in October 2022.
Microsoft, a key investor in OpenAI, will discuss AI and productivity tools in an online event hosted on LinkedIn on Thursday.
A Google representative told CNBC that the company is providing beta access to consumers and select users in the business and academic sectors.
The corporation has been vague about whether or not the additional features would be free or come at an additional cost, or when they will be made generally available.
Other AI tools, such as formula generation in Sheets, automatically created graphics in Slides, and note-taking in Meet, are expected to be released by Google later this year as part of Workspace.
The corporation has introduced a “code red” alert for employees to respond to ChatGPT. Google, the most popular search engine, recently announced that it will incorporate AI elements.
The chief executive officer of Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian, announced on Tuesday that the company has begun beta testing a tool for creating enterprise chatbots. Workspace is a service that may be found on the cloud.
In a blog post, Kurian expressed his excitement at the possibilities that “generative AI” could bring about.
Kurian claimed the technology will facilitate free speech, inspire new forms of software development, and alter people’s interactions with corporations and governments.
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